Columns

Word 'brilliant' best described legendary researcher, adviser

June 23, 2016

By all accounts but her own, she was a feminist, a trailblazer who made her mark long before women were afforded opportunities to shine in the legal world. She was the first woman named as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County and became the first female ...

An economic development program that doesn't create any development

June 23, 2016

By Michael D. LaFaive and Dr. Michael J. Hicks May marked the 10th anniversary of the Pure Michigan advertising campaign, which is designed to lure tourists to the Great Lake State. It is sold as a program that leads to economic development and yields more ...

TAKING STOCK: An elixir for aging?

June 23, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko:  Our neighbor is an engineer.  He’s a bright, well-read 76-year-old and he’s nobody’s fool.  He was telling us about a drug called metformin, which he says delays the aches and pains of advancing age and ...

Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

June 23, 2016

By Matt Sedensky Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — Wherever you look in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, chances are there’s sharp disagreement over firearms. Democrats war with Republicans, and small towns are against ...

Legal People

June 23, 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the reappointment of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Murray to the Board of Law Examiners. The Board of Law Examiners is responsible for the investigation and examination of anyone applying for admission ...

A 'pawsitively' great new law

June 23, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek   For all the negative things that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been in the news for lately, I found a pleasant surprise in my newsfeed the other day. He recently signed into law additional protection for pets that are at risk ...