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I used to use a lot of paper. Working at a newspaper, I guess that’s not much of a surprise. But over the past few months, I’ve made a concerted — and mostly successful — effort to reduce how much paper I use. more
May 6 is National Nurses Day, and the whole following week is also dedicated to honoring nurses. We think it’s wonderful that the nation has dedicated a stretch of time specifically to thank these men and women for their dedication to helping people get well. more
My family has a habit of collecting pets. Last summer, my house was visited by the kitten fairy. We ended up with ... more
As soon as the weather warms up, it’s like people come out of hibernation. I remember in college, as soon as the sun came out, people would show up to class in shorts and flip-flops even … more
Since it is spring, I thought it would be a good idea to start out my spring cleaning by tackling my room. Key word there is “thought.” After I pulled everything off the rack in my closet I … more
I was never really keen on board games as a kid. It wasn’t as though I disliked them or anything. I actually thought they were fairly fun. The problem was that I really didn’t have many people to play them with. My brother was kind of young for anything I wanted to play, and my sister had a habit of punching me and storming off anytime I started winning in a game. So yes, even though I had some games, and had some fun trying to play them by myself… for the most part, they sat on the shelf getting dusty. more
March is Reading Month in Michigan. All month long, school districts and libraries across the state will be going all-out to encourage children of all ages to pick up a book and spend time reading. more
In the world of journalism, it’s never easy for a publication and its staff to handle reporting on the tough situations that deal with crime, death, abuse and other unpleasant topics. more
Last Sunday we got to experience one of the biggest, most-watched events of the entire year. more
Since the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, has been upheld and any sort of repeal looks unlikely, the onus is now on state lawmakers to implement it in time for 2014, when the bulk of the law goes into effect. One portion of it, the expansion of Medicaid to cover families who earn as much as 138 percent more than the federal poverty line, is entirely voluntary. However, it should be a no-brainer to support, as it benefits not only the uninsured, but also hospitals, the insured, and more generally, the economy. more
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