Blogs

Michigan’s sentencing shakeup.

August 3, 2015
Michigan’s sentencing shakeup.

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. The Michigan Supreme Court’s annual term concludes at the end of July.  Like its federal counterpart, Michigan’s high court frequently waits until the final days of its term to issue its most controversial rulings. Of all the decisions released by the Michigan Supreme Court last week, perhaps none was as surprising and…

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Civil asset forfeiture reform needed.

July 26, 2015

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. Amanda Odom and her friend, Krista Vaughn, worked for the American Red Cross in Detroit.  After work one day, Krista went to get her car from a nearby parking lot so she could give Amanda a ride home.  As Amanda was standing on the street corner waiting for Krista to pick her…

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Learning about the difference between banks and credit unions.

July 26, 2015
Learning about the difference between banks and credit unions.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Banks and credit unions may seem very similar, but these two financial institutions serve customers in slightly different ways. Know the difference between banks and credit unions so that you can determine which works better for your needs. What Is a Credit Union? A credit union is a nonprofit, member-owned…

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Standardized testing and the opt-out movement

July 19, 2015
Standardized testing and the opt-out movement

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. When I was in school, we were required to take the Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) test every two or three years.  The testing usually lasted a few days.  No one liked it, but we all got through it.  In the last 20 years, however, the amount of standardized testing in Michigan…

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7 easy ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

July 19, 2015
7 easy ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Improving your home’s curb appeal is important for you, your neighbors and potential buyers. The exterior of a house leaves a lasting first impression, whether good or bad. Even if you’re not selling, keeping up the lawn, landscaping and facade is an important part of being a good neighbor.  …

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