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COMMENTARY: Pregnant woman unjustly sentenced, state court decides

September 20, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In a unique case, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently reversed the Grand Traverse Circuit Court's sentencing of Samantha Hughes in a July 9, 2019 ruling. Samantha was no stranger to legal trouble, and in the summer of 2018, she pleaded ...

MY TURN: 'Buddy' proved to be a 'Leader' dog for the ages

September 20, 2019

He was the so-called "pick of the litter," a yellow fur-ball that immediately wrapped his newfound family around his four little paws. He was anointed with the name "Buddy," a moniker that seemed particularly fitting since he supposedly ...

COMMENTARY: Minority-owned businesses left out of Gov. Whitmer's executive directive

September 20, 2019

By Sharan Levine The state of Michigan has claimed it's a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. On July 29, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ...

NERDWALLET: Decode your credit card terms like a pro

September 20, 2019

By Melissa Lambarena NerdWallet Sifting through a credit card's terms and conditions can be daunting. The language isn't always straightforward, and it's not uncommon to feel lost. Two-thirds of consumers report fully understanding credit cards' rewards offerings, ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Curried goat

September 20, 2019

You may be bored with curried goat. You may have had it up to here with its proliferation, from the goat stands to the fast food "Mighty McGoat." You may have even told yourself, "I'm never eating goat again, and if Roumel writes about it, I'm ...

EXPERT WITNESS: (Continued)

September 20, 2019

(Continued) Since the second decade of the Twentieth Century, Congress and the Federal Reserve have shared the responsibility for managing the economic policy of the federal government. Congress had held sway over any official U.S. policy before 1913. However, ...