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Jails: Revolving doors for the mentally ill

July 31, 2015

By Clifton Adcock The Daily Record Newswire   OKLAHOMA CITY — Before he was locked up in the Tulsa County jail, James Alexander lived in a hole in the ground. That hole was under Interstate 44 in east Tulsa, and there he slept, ate and stored his ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Amazing variations on the BLT

July 31, 2015

There is a brief window of time in Michigan when you can actually get a delicious, sun-ripened tomato. That is during our fourth season, “unbearably humid.” (That’s the one right after “relentless rain.”) There are so many ...

COMMENTARY: How Obergefell will impact state trust and estate laws

July 31, 2015

By Marlaine C. Teahan The Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges will have wide-ranging implications across the country. The impact on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates in Michigan is staggering. The Obergefell ruling ...

COMMENTARY: Tax planning is crucial in marriage preparations

July 31, 2015

By Venar Ayar Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, and upcoming tax-related changes are probably the last thing on couples’ minds. But there are many tax-related decisions couples must make, including change of name, change of tax withholding, ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: The most interesting cook in the world

July 31, 2015

Last night I was explaining to my daughter the concept of the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” the brilliant Dos Equis beer ad campaign. (I am convinced that the creative geniuses of our generation are, by necessity, in advertising instead ...

COMMENTARY: An elderly man's strength to say 'no' serves his kids well

July 31, 2015

By Grace Reid Lawyers are often asked about their proudest moments as a lawyer. The responses generally involve tales of glorious victories in legal combat. Here is a tale that will bring forth no drum rolls or blares of trumpets. Just simple truths, simply ...