The winds of the past couple of weeks have knocked most of the leaves from the trees already — and if you have some time to spare, some of your neighbors could use your help in the annual fall ritual of leaf raking.
A few days after school let out this past June, I took my daughters, Evien and Maggie, to the library to pick out some summer reading. While Maggie and I pawed through the picture books, Evien sniffed around the young-adult chapter books.
Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already volatile market but will likely give the world economy an unexpected stimulus.
Michigan's newly elected Democratic senator, Gary Peters, pledged Wednesday to work with majority Republicans when he joins the Senate, saying he wants to follow the lead of his predecessor who is retiring after 36 years of service.