To Boldly Go: Star Trek Mission Chicago

Shari Nichole Thomas of Houston Texas, flashing the Vulcan “live long and prosper” sign at the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention. 

Photo by Barb Barton


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News Spotlight: Opal Lee Continues Fight For Freedom a Year After Juneteenth Becomes National Holiday

Editor’s note:  Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” visited Lansing, MI on May 5, 2022, and May 6, 2022.  The 95-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, speaker and activist has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Travel: The CBS Original Game Show “THE PRICE IS RIGHT” Celebrates 50 Years of Fun With a 50-Stop Nationwide “Come on Down Tour”

Mobile Game Show on Wheels Lets Fans Play Plinko, Spin the Wheel, Compete for a Showcase and Enter for a Chance to Win $50,000


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Jill On Money: Russia, Ukraine, and You

By Jill Schlesinger

The recent ratcheting up of Russian aggression into Ukraine has prompted a dusting off of the term “geopolitical risk.” Beyond accepting the massive uncertainty surrounding this situation,

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Interpersonal Edge: World peace starts on the job

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency

Q: Everywhere I go it seems people are talking about respect, diversity, and issues like world peace. I’m just trying to live from paycheck to paycheck.

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Projects will Advance Technologies for Plastic Recycling, Reduce Plastic Waste, and Cut the Carbon Footprint of Plastic Production

Michigan State University receives funding for plastic waste research.

Michigan State University receives funding for plastic waste research.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $13.4 million in funding for next generation plastics technologies that reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of single-use plastics.

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Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19


By Daniel DeSimone, M.D., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work?

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Mary Sanchez: Attention paid to Petito case proves not much has changed

By Mary Sanchez “If LaToyia Figueroa was a pretty white woman, would you know her name? Would you know her beautiful mixed-race face, her cafe au lait skin, the cheery smile of her photo,

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Local Woman Takes on Hollywood

“Amanda Brewer (third from the right) currently works as an assistant on the “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” show starring Jamie Foxx (third from the left.)