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Help in store for those using hemp products

February 8, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek As the spring site of the annual Hash Bash (now in its 48th year), Ann Arbor has helped keep marijuana use in the public spotlight even when recreational marijuana was illegal in Michigan. According to Merriam-Webster’s online ...

Author knows the true value of persistence

February 8, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Literary success didn’t come easy for best-selling author Scott Turow, whose books have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and have been translated into some 25 languages. “Twenty-five,” ironically ...

From India to Greece

February 8, 2019

Except for my native Greek, no ethnic cuisine intrigues me like that of India. I am fortunate to live near a well-stocked Indian grocery, and I have spent many an idle time roaming the aisles, marveling at the aromatic spices and jars of Indian pickle, while ...

Alimony tax changes took effect on Jan. 1st

February 8, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For family law attorneys, 2019 is a year of change when it comes to spousal support.  Prior to January 1, 2019, a person who paid spousal support to his or her ex-wife or ex-husband had the ability to deduct the support paid on ...

The Pine Brothers

February 8, 2019

When I played recreational softball, I did not always start. I sat with a few of my teammates, at the ready in case we were needed as substitutes. We called ourselves the “Pine Brothers,” after the wooden bench that was our home. Cooking is another ...

Longtime neighbor put on his best face for the town to see

February 8, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It’s been said, by poet Robert Frost no less, that, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Founding father Benjamin Franklin offered a somewhat similar view, exhorting his fellow rebels to “Love thy ...