February of this year, a 16-member gubernatorial commission, known as the 21st Century Education Commission, completed and presented to Governor Rick Snyder a new and comprehensive education report that looks at Michigan’s educational status and standards, ranking at 48th in the United States, and provides recommendations and guidelines on how to improve the education of all Michigan students. The report, called “The Best Education System for Michigan’s Success: A Blueprint f
A pair of chemicals linked to serious health issues and used for decades to make products ranging from firefighting foam to pizza boxes is being investigated as a source of widespread contamination at military bases and drinking water systems across the country.
Best known by its initials, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the chemicals have been used to make carpets, upholstery, food packaging, cookware and hundreds of other products. In t
CEO and founder of Carter Young USA, Carter Altman, is an up-and-coming visionary who recently launched his first collection of ungendered fashion designs.
“We had a soft launch of the brand itself at Linda Dresner. I’ve always loved going into Linda’s,” said the Birmingham native. “That was a huge treat for me.”
Altman’s creative ingenuity emerged at a young age. His parents graciously granted him the freedom to develop his ideas.
“I used to make knight (costumes) ou
Author and Christian meditation expert Elizabeth Chiu King was born to a beautiful Chinese socialite whose polarizing personality fortuitously shaped King’s career and journey to personal fulfillment.
“Mom was the mistress of the household,” King said. “She left the child raising to the amah (nanny). My mom was never affectionate and she never really affirmed me.”
In her 2016 memoir, “The Good Chinese Daughter,” King recounts details of her life from her childhood in Sh
For longtime chef Paul Grosz, who has owned and operated Cuisine Restaurant in Detroit, for 16 years, and is co-owner of The Stand in Birmingham, food has always been a way to bring people together.
"I grew up in a large family with seven siblings, so dinner was a big thing for us," he said. “My mother is Polish, so I grew up on Polish heritage cooking."
Today, when Grosz gets a chance to cook for himself, he enjoys a simple pasta with garlic, tomato and basil, while he s
The thought of being on a road tour with with rockstars and musicians like Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett and Cody Jinks may conjure images of raucous parties and unspeakable debauchery, but for Bloomfield Township native John Moffat, life on the road often entails late nights with Microsoft Office and balancing ledgers.
"I like office supplies and spreadsheets, I always have and always have been made fun of for it," said Moffat, who works as road manager for Kid Rock a
Independent investigative reporter Ethan Gutmann has focused for more than a decade on human rights issues in China, leading him to publish two books, dozens of articles and provide testimony and briefings to the United States Congress, Central Intelligence Agency, European Parliament, United Nations, and the parliaments of Ottawa, Canberra, Dublin, Jerusalem, Prague, Edinburgh and London. Earlier this year he was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Measures taken by the Rochester City Council this month intended to curb underage smoking by criminalizing tobacco and e-cigarette use among minors is too excessive and may ultimately prove to be ineffective.
City council on May 22 approved an amendment to the city's code regarding the sale of tobacco to minors, as well as the sale and use of e-cigarettes and related products. Under the new ordinance, minors could be slapped with criminal misdemeanor charges for multiple vi
This past year, Governor Snyder assembled a 16-member gubernatorial education commission, known as the 21st Century Education Commission, which studied the state of education in Michigan, currently ranked 48th in the United States, and presented Snyder in February with an exhaustive report called "The Best Education System for Michigan's Success: A Blueprint for Educating Michigan's Residents to Build the Best Businesses, Win the Best Jobs, and Achieve the American Dream." Th
This past year, Governor Snyder assembled a 16-member gubernatorial education commission, known as the 21st Century Education Commission, which studied the state of education in Michigan, currently ranked 48th in the United States, and presented Snyder in February with an exhaustive report called “The Best Education System for Michigan’s Success: A Blueprint for Educating Michigan’s Residents to Build the Best Businesses, Win the Best Jobs, and Achieve the American Dream.” Th