Taxing systems upgraded to make tax paying easier for small businesses

Taxing systems upgraded to make tax paying easier for small businesses

With tax season in full swing, the state of Michigan recently revealed a variety of updates to its online sites to make filing taxes easier on companies and business owners of all sizes. Michigan’s businesses now have a less-stressful option for conducting taxpayer transactions after several recent enhancements were made to the Michigan Treasury Online website, […]

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Detroit’s neighborhoods are a kaleidoscope of cultures, perhaps none more misunderstood than Arab Americans. Most Americans assume Arabs are Muslim, but the facts prove otherwise. In 2003 the Detroit Arab American Study, a survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, found that the community was 58 percent Christian and […]

Gov. Rick Snyder declares disaster for Macomb County

Gov. Rick Snyder declares disaster for Macomb County

Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for Macomb County due to a sewer line collapse and resulting sinkhole in the City of Fraser. “The terrible situation in Fraser has displaced families and caused a burden to those living in the area,” Snyder said. “The state is committed to using all of its resources and […]

State leaders raise bar of justice for residents

State leaders raise bar of justice for residents

Michigan’s low-income men and women have a better chance at receiving justice, due to recent legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. House Bills 5842-5846 and Senate Bill 1109 move the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission from the judicial branch to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – helping to establish the agency’s independence from Michigan’s […]

 Holiday Help: Free and confidential resources for problem gamblers

 Holiday Help: Free and confidential resources for problem gamblers

Holidays are joyful times for some, but not for all. Gathering(s) of friends and families can be fraught with stress,  particularly for problem gamblers.  “As family and friends gather this holiday season, we encourage everyone to be mindful of the stress that holidays can cause for many,” said Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and […]

Giving Back: Join Detroit’s volunteer snow brigade!

Giving Back: Join Detroit’s volunteer snow brigade!

Dig in. That’s the message of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan who issued a call for a volunteer snow brigade to clear the walkways and driveways of those who cannot this winter season. If you or a family member is available to help for two hour intervals during the winter months, please email volunteer coordinator Nicole […]

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