0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Schools Michigan credit union's comprehensive course helped students improve credit scores, start savings accounts, pay off debt, create budgets JanDana , Community Contributor Posted Reply Four graduates of LAFCU’s first Pathway to Financial Transformation Program are, from left in caps and gowns, Lori Wurm, Michael Boles, Robin Kinzel and Tabitha Thompson. LAFCU reps pictured are Shelia Scott, Kelli Ellsworth Etchison and Patrick Spyke. Graduate and retired educator Michael Boles Sr. uses his time at the lectern to praise the course and urge LAFCU to continue to help schools provide financial education curriculum for students. He’s also shown with his wife, Flora. Mother-daughter Lori Wurm, at left, and Robin Kinzel, second from right, tackled the personal finance course together. They are with their husbands, from … [Read more...] about LAFCU personal finance course grads ‘better prepared for life success
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In one of the most shocking rebrands of 2022—maybe second after “inclusive” M&M’s — Jurassic World actor and famous follower of Christ Chris Pratt walked back claims that he’s a “religious person” in a new cover story for Men’s Health after years of telling the public otherwise. Much of the magazine profile, published on Wednesday, focuses on Pratt’s maligned presence on Twitter, including his frequent title as “the worst Chris” out of all the Hollywood Chrises and accusations that his politics are, at the very least, Republican-adjacent . The Guardians of the Galaxy star points to a speech he made at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2018 as his Annoying, Evangelical White Man internet reputation began to take hold. “God is real,” he said, accepting the Generation Award. “God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.” In the four years since, Pratt has seemingly managed to grasp why certain viewers were put off by this televangelist stunt (and … [Read more...] about Why Is Chris Pratt Lying About His Religious Past?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 12 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington. “Today, America lost not just a valiant Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient, but an important link to our Nation’s fight against tyranny in the Second World War,” U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. “I hope every American will pause to reflect on his service and that of an entire generation that sacrificed so much to defend the cause of freedom and democracy.” As a young Marine corporal, Williams went … [Read more...] about Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98
When Simon Tran had to close his restaurant Botellón Spanish Tapas & Wine after nine months in City Park West last summer, he wasn’t ready to call it quits yet. “Why would I stop?” Tran said. “I’m the type of person who likes taking risks. Servers, bartenders and chefs have all been so complacent in our previous jobs that this is so exciting and new for us. We wanted some sort of adventure, and there’s no feeling like doing something new and creative.” Tran is getting ready to reopen Botellón in a new location at 2124 Larimer St. in the Ballpark neighborhood, targeting late August or early September. The space Tran previously operated Botellón in, at 1618 E. 17th Ave., was leased by local restaurateur Alex Gurevitch, who ran Peruvian eatery Limón there for nearly 10 years until 2015, then a Southern eatery called Bread N Butter for two years and finally a barbecue restaurant dubbed Smokehouse17 for a year. Tran said he bought the business assets from Gurevitch and … [Read more...] about Spanish restaurant that closed after 9 months reopening in Ballpark
The sixth and latest hearing from the House’s Jan. 6 Committee was, undoubtedly, its biggest blockbuster yet. But where one audience saw a Watergate-level historic event in former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony , another key audience likely saw... nothing. Amid the cable TV and social media frenzy that unfolded before, during, and after Hutchinson’s testimony, Republican members of Congress were largely silent. One reason why is hardly a secret: When it comes to Jan. 6, silence has always been the safest political option for the vast majority of Republicans. Another reason, though, has been less explored. GOP lawmakers have not really been paying close attention to the hearings, if they’ve been paying attention at all. Over the first two weeks of the select committee’s public hearings , The Daily Beast asked a dozen Republican congressmen and senators—staunch Trump critics, MAGA faithful, and those somewhere in between—if they had been watching any of … [Read more...] about Republicans in Congress: Hearings? What Hearings?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 15 PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for the only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris criticized her client's murder conviction and life prison sentence without the possibility of parole, saying Thursday the verdict “raises serious questions.” Salah Abdeslam, the chief suspect in the Islamic State attacks on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and France’s national stadium that killed 130 people, was found guilty Wednesday of murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise, among other charges. His lawyer, Olivia Ronen, argued throughout a marathon trial of Abdeslam and 19 other men that her client had not detonated his explosives-packed vest and hadn’t killed anyone the night of the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history, Abdeslam, a 32-year-old Belgian, was given … [Read more...] about Lawyer for convicted Paris attacker questions harsh sentence