Tornado Strikes Twice as Saline Family Aids Victims – Donna Pepper, Saline Resident – When a tornado ravaged their former state, the Pepper family of Saline knew they had to help…
Reinventing Michigan: The State’s Future – Central Michigan University’s Micheline Maynard, CMU Donald Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism / Former NYT Detroit Bureau Chief – A new website created by Central Michigan University Business Journalism students highlights Michigan’s efforts to reinvent itself.
Should Welfare Come with Conditions? – Judy Putnam, Michigan League for Public Policy – The Michigan legislature is looking at placing new conditions on welfare recipients, including drug screening and cutting off cash to families whose children miss too much school. Is this the right thing to do?
The Breast Cancer Gene – Dr. Tari Stull, Medical Director, Center for Breast Health, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor – Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a double mastectomy because she carries the breast cancer gene. Should women with a history of breast cancer undergo genetic testing?
A Flag for Every Classroom – Art Trapp, Saline Chamber Executive Director; Allison Collins, Senior, Saline H.S./Girl Scout – There is new legislation mandating that Michigan public school students have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and now a Saline high school senior and girl scout wants to ensure that there is an American flag…
Pay Equity in Michigan: State Representative Gretchen Driskell has introduced legislation to create pay equity in Michigan. Should the government force employers to provide equal pay?
Help for Distressed Michigan Homeowners – Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer – Can’t make your house payment? Behind in your property taxes? Up to $30,000 in assistance is available for each Michigan homeowner who is delinquent in his or her property taxes, mortgage payments, or both.
Non-Profit Spotlight: Win Big for Kids: Kiwanis Club of Saline’s Dr. Terry Timm, President, Mike Raham, Treasurer, and Mary Hettinger, President-Elect – This is an event with a twist, where you won’t want your number pulled until the very end.
The Tappan Players’ Oliver! – Will Brinkerhoff, playing the Artful Dodger; MariAnn Apley, Producer; and Trip Apley, playing Oliver – This year marks the 201st anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
Two Twelve Arts Center – As communities grapple with how to fund the arts, Saline’s public art education center is fortunate to have a generous benefactor.