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News Spotlight: Community: SCAM ALERT: Fake Internal Revenue Service calls


Please be aware of a scam in the area, where the callers state they are from the Internal Revenue Service attempting to collect money for back taxes, or you will be arrested and charged with tax fraud.

Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
News Spotlight: Bomb Threat at Local School

 Threat written on bathroom wall concerns authorities

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Movie Review: Steve Jobs

  Studio: Universal Pictures (2 hr. 2 min)

Plot:   Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Cast:   Michael Fassbender,  Seth Rogen,  Katherine Waterston,  Kate Winslet,  Sarah Snook,  Jeff Daniels
Rating:     R
Bottom Line:     ***
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Opinions: 14-23

 Opinion pieces regarding refugees.

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TAX SOLUTIONS: What is a Retirement Plan?



The IRS has a secret account for all U.S. citizens.  There is money in the secret account accessible to taxpayers.  By filing Form 1099-OID, taxpayers can gain access to their own secret account.  

Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Opinion: Was It a Case of Racism or Bad Behavior at Spring Valley High?


By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
New America Media
The mop–up of the classroom floor with a black student at Spring Valley High School by canned South Carolina Richland County Deputy Ben Fields ignited two firestorms. The first was over Fields’ physical manhandling of the student. 
Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Get support for personal tragedy outside the workplace


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I'm going through a bad divorce and a cancer diagnosis. I do not know how much to tell people at work. Obviously, I'm thinking about my personal life a lot, but I don't want other people to see me as incompetent. How can I maintain both my credibility and my sanity through this difficult time? 
Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Jill on Money: Health care enrollment season present dizzying choices

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
  Just in time for the upcoming benefit enrollment period, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released its annual survey of employer health plans, which cover more than half of the non-elderly population, or 147 million people.
Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Middle ear issues can be remedied without surgery

 By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
I read an intriguing study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about children who have persistent middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion). The problem is fairly common and is often a reason that children will undergo a day surgical procedure to insert tympanostomy tubes (ear tubes). In fact, my 11-month-old granddaughter just had tubes placed.
Read More Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Recipe: Minty Fudge Oat Bars

Recipe Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients:For the cookie:
• 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
For the rest of the recipe click "more".
Read More Monday, November 30, 2015
November is Native American Heritage Month

 Utes--Chief Sevara [i.e., Severo] and family

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-D4-10865]
Read More Monday, November 16, 2015
Detouring Domestic Violence: Oasis Family Center Acts as a Mediator for Victims


By Deborah M. Walker
October was domestic violence awareness month. To shine light on the hidden and often ignored problem Oasis Family Center in Lansing hosted an open house on Friday October, 24 2014 to bring awareness to the public and share resources with the community.
Read More Monday, November 16, 2015
Five Young Adult Books for Native American Indian Heritage Month

  To celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month at the Capital Area District Libraries, we’ve compiled a list of five great young-adult books whose protagonists are shaping how teens see identity create their futures.  

Read More Monday, November 16, 2015
Celebrate Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, once in spring and once in the fall. In the spring, the holiday is held on the Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon between the months of April and May, while in the fall (autumn) it occurs on a Saturday closest to the quarter moon between September and October.
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015


Grand Rapids’ annual pre-holiday event, the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival is set for Thursday, November 19 (5-10pm); Friday, November 20 (4pm-10pm) and Saturday, November 21 (Noon-10pm) at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids located at 303 Monroe Avenue NW.   It is the largest wine festival in Michigan.
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015
Local Man Makes Reaching For the Stars Easier


By TNCP Staff
The cosmos is always changing and delighting us.   Amateur astronomer, Rod Bisher, has been instrumental in exposing everyday people the science of exploring of the universe. 
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015


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Opinion: Dear Black Men, Black Women Aren't "Angry" They're Frustrated


The subject of the stereotypical “angry black woman”  has made some wonder why this belief even exists.
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015
Milk Means More Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits


• 2/3 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
• 1/2 cup whole milk
• 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015
Movie Review: The Martian


Studio:     20th Century Fox (2 hr. 14 min.)
Plot:     An astronaut presumed dead on Mars struggles to survive as he finds a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Cast:     Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig Donald Glover 
Rating:     PG-13
Bottom Line:     **1/2
Read More Sunday, November 15, 2015

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