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History Repeating

History Repeating

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, our founding fathers debated several systems for electing the President of the United States including legislative, direct, gubernatorial, electoral and lottery systems. With the knowledge that any system the… Read More
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'Tis the Season for... Sm…

'Tis the Season for... Small Business Saturday

While small businesses in general are the lifeblood of America, small retailers, service providers, shops, and restaurants are the lifeblood of our local communities. We all remember this past spring and the shutdown of nearly all aspects of our econ… Read More
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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Many nonprofits depend on year-end giving to survive, and this year those donations will be more important than ever as many fund-raising events have been either cancelled or are taking place virtually, often with reduced success. If you are in a pos… Read More
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What Do the Courts Have t…

What Do the Courts Have to Do With Elections?

For those of a certain age, it seems hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the infamous, closely counted 2000 Presidential Election. After weeks of talk about hanging chads and a flurry of legal activity, the United States Supreme Court… Read More
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With Thanks

With Thanks

True leaders inspire, encourage, and motivate by example. We are more grateful than ever for the leadership of Dirk, Lee, Duane, Heather, Kathy, and Evan. As we navigate this challenging time, having their support has made an immeasurable difference.… Read More
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Go West Young Woman!

Go West Young Woman!

Like many college campuses across the country, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa will be largely shuttered with students attending classes online. Anxious to study with classmates and friends, Grinnell juniors Merel Timmermans and Anika Jane Beamer… Read More
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Elections During a Pandem…

Elections During a Pandemic

Under current Michigan law, as interpreted by the courts, voters must submit a request to receive an absentee ballot in one of three ways: (1) by written request, (2) by filing an absent voter ballot application, or (3) by mailing a federal postcard… Read More
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“Unmasking” New Face…

“Unmasking” New Face Mask Requirements

Michigan is one of several states to mandate the use of face masks in public spaces. On July 13, 2020, Governor Whitmer enacted Executive Order 2020-147, requiring individuals to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths “in any indoor publi… Read More
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Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice

Michigan’s judiciary branch is to be commended for its exceptional efforts to maintain justice for all during these difficult times. When Michigan began to experience closures due to COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court quickly responded with a ser… Read More
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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

After the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day has been celebrated each year in honor of America’s freedom. As we prepare for the holiday this weekend, here are a few fun facts about the day: Two days after voting for in… Read More
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