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NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts... more »»

Most expect GOP victory

October 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK pol. more »»

Republican governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

October 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. more »»

Gov. Snyder, Schauer spar over fairness of tax rewrite

October 20, 2014 LANSING — Democrat Mark Schauer is centering his populist message against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder around a 3-year-old tax overhaul that lowered the burden on business but raised it on individuals. more »»

Watching a screen

October 17, 2014 Children can become overly involved and even obsessed with video games, television and other electronic devices. more »»

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn’t you?

October 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won’t get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?... more »»

Attendance and the courts

October 15, 2014 Can a kindergartner be truant? If a common definition of truant (one who repeatedly absents himself from school without excuse) is applied, the answer is probably no. more »»

DC adds race to nation’s debate on legalizing pot

October 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. more »»

Voters get chance to make statement on wolf hunting

October 13, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY — It may be merely symbolic, but Michigan voters will get a chance during the Nov. more »»

Even U.S. Supreme Court justices can make mistakes

October 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one arm at a time. more »»

Obama allies are getting harder to find these days

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is finding himself with few friends in Washington. His former Pentagon chief is criticizing his foreign policy. more »»

ObamaCare law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal. more »»

A key to school success

October 7, 2014 It is no secret that young children who miss significant amounts of school will be more likely to become school dropouts; as well as have a greater likelihood of being involved with the criminal... more »»

Once a reader, always a reader

October 2, 2014 Great Start Collaborative Dickinson County School Attendance Partnership It is great to live in Michigan’s spectacular Dickinson and Iron Counties where children and early literacy are valued. more »»

U.S., Afghan sign pullout agreement

October 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — After lengthy delays, U.S. more »»

Influence game: Government takes on Internet speed issue

September 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal... more »»

Moderate, Western Muslims troubled, rally against extremism

September 29, 2014 PARIS — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. more »»

U.S. offers more nuanced take on the Khorasan threat

September 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. more »»

GOP candidates move to cast Democrats as weak on terrorism

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — In the latest Republican campaign ad, a lone militant walks across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State grou. more »»



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