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The boys and girls of fall

August 9, 2014 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald As a teacher, I do not think it is any surprise that fall is my favorite seaso. more »»

Harvey Fierstein would like to act again

August 9, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — After some very successful years writing for the stage, Harvey Fierstein says he would like to be on one again. more »»

New job for Prince William

August 9, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Prince William is taking a new job: Air ambulance pilo. more »»

In defense of killing the clematis

August 8, 2014 Ladies and gentleman of the jury, you have heard a lot of evidence throughout the course of this trial that my client allegedly killed his wife’s clematis plan. more »»

Western anti-Semitism

August 8, 2014 Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. more »»

What risk does the Ebola virus pose?

August 7, 2014 Perhaps you have heard about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and are wondering if you should be concerned. Let’s look at the facts and evaluate our personal ris. more »»

Newbie Cruz stirs up more trouble for Boehner in House

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress’s five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehne. more »»

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

August 6, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its... more »»

Boy fatally stabbed by 12-year-old

August 6, 2014 KENTWOOD, Mich. more »»

Egypt starts digging section of Suez Canal

August 6, 2014 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Tuesday inaugurated the digging of a new section of the Suez Canal, a $4 billion military-led project to expand a key corridor of world trade that he says will be... more »»

Mich. GOP legislators fend off challenges

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Most Republican members of the Michigan state House of Representatives managed to fend off primary election challenges Tuesday from tea party conservatives who criticized the actions... more »»

Voters OK business tax cut

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday decided to end a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment in a referendum that was pushed by Gov. more »»

State election turns to marquee statewide races

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s election campaign will turn quickly from a primary that launched a changing of the guard in the state’s congressional delegation to the main event of Republican Gov. more »»

Looking back at a year abroad

August 2, 2014 341 days ago, I found myself getting on a plane to a strange country to live with strange people. more »»

The bully organ

August 1, 2014 I recently wrote about receiving an alarming voicemail from my doctor — the one my husband and I are seeing because we want to have a baby, and apparently I have a useless sack of rocks where my... more »»

‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy’ tells fascinating history

July 31, 2014 Despite the many, many books written about the Civil War, there is a chapter that may not be as well known to readers, which is the role women played as spies. more »»

Cracking down on chronic pain

July 31, 2014 HANCOCK — Charleen Ahola has been in pain caused by degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia for 15 years, but she’s recently been getting some relief with physical therapy at Portage Health. more »»

Arm yourself with annual immunizations

July 31, 2014 Back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means haircuts, textbooks, new shoes and clothing — and most importantly, a visit to the doctor for routine immunizations. more »»

Guns in the workplace?

July 31, 2014 Its official title is the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” and when it was signed by Georgia’s Republican Gov. more »»

The 2016 Republican presidentional nomination: Whose turn?

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON -- For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. more »»



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