Recently, Michigan celebrated what has become a dismal anniversary – the 2012 repeal of Michigan’s helmet law for motorcyclists. Back in the day, this event was met with cheers from the Evel Knievel crowd, who believed that increased tourism and commerce numbers would trump any concerns legislators had about safety.

As usual, the desire by lawmakers to eliminate legislati...

February 29, 2016


If you’re looking for something unusual to come out of Michigan’s March 8 primary election, be ready to be disappointed.

The latest polling data shows GOP businessman and reality television darling Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with sizable leads.

Even Ohio Governor John Kasich right across the border is now acknowledging that even...

Obviously, a lot has been said about the city of Flint’s water crisis in the past few weeks. More eloquent people than me – most notably the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan’s Curt Guyette – have spent days, weeks, and months chronicling the human cost of this issue and the government’s resulting responses addressing it.

As the story continues to unfold and more...

I have a good history with guns.

I grew up in a family where guns were commonplace – my grandfather loved being a sportsman and hunted regularly. Since the age of 12, my father and I have hunted birds together. It’s a social activity where you can walk around and talk, rather than sit in the cold like a ninja in a deer blind, waiting for some unassuming animal to walk int...

December 14, 2015

When you work in communications, there are few professional joys greater than a positive outcome for a client.

In a story we first brought to light on December 3, high school senior Ellis Kempf was asking for a simple accommodation in the wrestling circle - the ability to have a sign language interpreter ringside as he competed in MHSAA sanctioned matches. Initially, that...

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