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David Trinko: Stats say you probably won’t see this on Facebook

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”I thought you would’ve seen that on Facebook.”

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Gen Z gives religion a try

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A significant number of Gen Z Americans and college students appear to be doing a “pivot” back to religion, according to Jay Richards, the director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion and Family at the Heritage Foundation.

Jerry Zezima: The oak’s on me

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I know I am going out on a limb by saying this, but in our yard, everything happens in trees.

Domanica Ede: Legislators, fund home-based child care

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When legislators think about the childcare sector, they must be mindful of family childcare as well as childcare centers. For many families, childcare centers are unaffordable and hard to access. Home-based care is often more affordable while offering the same standard of care. But too many times, when changes are made in the childcare sector, family childcare, or home-based programs, are an afterthought.

Holy Cow! History: The school killing that shook America

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Sports fans were shaken by the mass shooting that marred the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade. It was another reminder of what we know all too well: Ours is a world overflowing with violence.

Mark Figley: Riker’s Island rape case proves it’s bad thinking

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Riker’s Island contains New York City’s biggest jail and is the site of one of the world’s largest correctional/mental institutions.

John Grindrod: As I age, what I value most

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We change as we age, and I’m not just talking about the sad manifestations of physical aging. As for the changes physically, well, while we don’t recognize those changes day in and day out as we gaze into the bathroom mirror each morning to begin our hygienic ritual, we certainly do when riffling through old photos of us from decades ago which prove that things aren’t as they once were.

Lori Borgman: Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

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Let’s do this the easy way: Raise your hand if you haven’t had the crud this winter. You know, the coughing, hacking, sore throat, sudden onset of fatigue, runny nose, stuffy nose.

Brice Brenneman: Strange case of Dr. Wine just got stranger

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In 2011 Darien Harris, an 18-year-old Chicago resident, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 76 years in prison. A few years after his conviction, it was discovered that the eyewitness who identified him as the shooter was legally blind and that his testimony had been false. Christmas week of 2023, Darien Harris was released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he did not commit.

Legal-Ease: Never too late to do our best

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This week marks the 10-year anniversary of this column. Over the last decade, I have often addressed client questions or traits that the amazing and hardworking people of our region embody.