What's up with kids today: a teacher's perspective

As a teacher, a mother, and a person, it has been so heart-wrenching to watch our society become the nightmare it is. The Columbine shooting in 1999 happened the year my first born child started kindergarten. Both of my sons’ lives at school have been a series of horrific events, lock down drills, lock OUT …

Legislative Weekly -- Rep. Lana Theis

Over the past few months, Livingston County watched while a high school student was accused of multiple sexual offenses against girls as young as 12 years old. Dozens of details have continued to emerge as the 16-year-old offender was charged with 31 felonies in connection with assaults on the three teen girls: 13 counts of …

Legislative Weekly -- Rep. Hank Vaupel

The bipartisan House mental health task force, which I was pleased to co-chair, released a report in January with its recommendations to make improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. My colleagues and I on the task force spent five months taking part in public meetings and site visits across Michigan, reviewing areas where vulnerable …

Legislative Weekly -- Congressman Mike Bishop

Helping Michiganders Achieve the American Dream As your representative in Congress, one of my highest priorities is working to improve and expand the opportunities available for our children and grandchildren. It’s incumbent upon all elected officials and public servants to foster an environment that supports the career and education aspirations of all Americans, despite their …

Legislative Weekly -- Senator Joe Hune

Michigan 2017 Accomplishments   More than 500,000 new private sector jobs have been added to our economy in seven years – more than any other Great Lakes state and sixth best in the nation! Michigan’s unemployment rate is at 4.5%. Imagine that when you consider our unemployment rate had reached a high of 14.9% in …

Legislative Weekly -- Rep. Lana Theis

Legislative Update:  Some residents have asked me about an 11 bill package, which has been labeled “The Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform Package” and I would like to address some misinformation being spread about this package of bills. The Coalition to Protect Auto No-Fault (CPAN) is an organization comprised of health providers, trail attorneys, and …

New addition: Big Cheese Restoration!

Buried in the back of a Livingston County trailer court is a gated compound that hosts antique treasures. Big Cheese Productions’ Terry and Dawn Hubert have made a world-wide name for themselves restoring antique collectables, including gas pumps, globes and signs. “We’re regular folk here – we’re nothing fancy,” said Terry Hubert. “But we have …

Legislative Weekly: Rep. Hank Vaupel

Every year, about one in five American adults suffers from a mental illness.   Mental health is a growing concern and must be addressed.  As chair of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, I have made it a priority to help residents struggling with mental health and their families live happier and healthier lives. This …