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Save the Date! 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show

The 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show will broadcast live from the Ann Arbor City Club on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for an old-fashioned radio variety show featuring music, stories, local celebrities, holiday cheer, refreshments and much more!  It’s free and open to the [...]

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Ann Arbor’s Crosswalk Ordinance Puts Safety at Risk

After three years of Ann Arbor’s new Pedestrian Crosswalk Ordinance it is clear that the law hasn’t achieved its desired effect, to make walking in Ann Arbor safer. It can be argued that the law has instead made walking and driving near these crosswalks inherently more dangerous. After one death, numerous accidents, and who knows how many near misses, the question needs to be asked: can the city take any steps to make this new law safer for everyone, or should it just be scrapped completely?

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Tax and Spend Again

The President unveiled his budget for fiscal year 2015 starting October 1, 2014. His budget calls for an increase in spending and taxes on upper income Americans. New policy goals were not included and instead included many of the measures that he had previously proposed. It did not include any changes to entitlements or any real move to reduce the deficit or any plans to improve the economy. Even though it is an election year and as a result the usual intention to provide spending for critical Congressional elections, should the budget contain overhauls necessary to spur the economy and reduce the debt? Is this budget the “Right Thing to do?”

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Where Will The Money Come From?

The debate about raising the minimum wage is heating up. President Obamacalled on Congress to pass an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 in his State of the Union address and then signed an executive order raising the wage for workers on new federal contracts. The State Board of Canvassers unanimously agreed to allow the group, “Raise Michigan” to begin collecting signatures to place a question on the November ballot to raise the minimum wage in Michigan to $10.10 an hour. What are the implications of a move to raise the minimum wage and is the “Right Thing to do?”

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Soy Foods Month

Many people are still confused about soy. The bottom line is: whole soyfoods are beneficial to health. To ensure you’re getting the maximal health benefits, always recommend consuming primarily whole soy foods like edamame (green soybeans), tofu, tempeh, some soymilks and soy nuts. Processed soy ingredients (such as isolated soy protein found in bars, snacks, and other packaged foods) leave out many of whole soy’s nutritional components, including vitamins, minerals and fiber. Read on to discover the facts behind the most common myths associated with soy.

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Everything Easter

Americans will purchase more than 120 million pounds of candy for Easter this year, 70% of that is chocolate (about 71 million pounds!) Candy makers will produce 16 billion jelly beans for Easter, enough to circle the globe three times! This Easter season at Meijer we will sell more than 3.5 million pounds of ham, 11 million individual peeps, one million chocolate bunnies and two million dozens of Meijer large eggs. Whew!

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