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Ten Rules of Life

May 24, 2017

You do not need to go to the mountaintop. This wise, bearded cave-dwelling yogi lives right here at the Legal News. Yes my friends: my life’s experience, and the considerable tuition I’ve paid in the school of hard knocks, have taught me the following ...

This news war made international waves

May 24, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Small town and big city newspaper skirmishes are nothing new to the media landscape in America. The pitched battles for print supremacy have been fought in cities across the country over the past century, long before ...

Cedar Planked?Maple Salmon

May 24, 2017

Nothing gives a special character to food more than good wood smoke. Or your clothes for the next few days. But it’s worth it to dine on delicacies like this cedar planked salmon, with whiskey maple glaze. Having never cooked salmon on a cedar plank ...

Consensus Decision-Making: A New Way of Making Public Policy Choices

May 24, 2017

By Phillip A. Schaedler Many people are familiar with the concept of interest based negotiation which is widely used in public school, postal service and manufacturing negotiations. Consensus decision making, which is particularly powerful in the public policy ...

"In Our Cups"

May 24, 2017

By Nick Roumel Here’s a bit of trivia for you. What does it mean to be in one’s “cups?” I used to know the answer to that. In fact I used to know a lot of things. Trouble is, my brain is full. As I acquire new knowledge, the old stuff ...

Immunity for police in undercover cases may come to an end

May 24, 2017

Marie E. Matyjaszek A lot of employers offer perks to employees, most commonly tuition reimbursement, coverage of car or cell phone bills, and the like.  However, if you are a Michigan police officer, your job comes with a very different type of “benefit” ...