The chances are pretty good that just down the street from you right now, there is incredible drama taking place, none of which we can tell you about on the news. Joy, tragedy, people going above and beyond to help someone they may not have known a day or two ago, and grace — so much grace. Read more →
If there’s an early hero in the still unfolding story of Everson Griffin, who appears to be suffering from significant mental health problems, it’s Minnetrista police officer Justin Thompson and his colleagues who appear to have enough knowledge about mental health issues to get him to a safe place. Read more →
In 2013, a 29-year old Wisconsin man was paralyzed in a snowmobile accident. In the old days, that’s the end of the story. A life in a wheelchair followed. But he’s walking again. Ain’t science grand? Read more →
John Hanock says it will no longer sell traditional life insurance policies, opting instead for ‘interactive’ policies which use smart watches and fitbit-type devices to monitor the physical activity of its policyholders. Read more →
Poof! Just like that, health care became affordable for Drew Calver. He’s the guy who had a heart attack and got a bill for $164,941, $109,000 after insurance, an amount so outrageous that NPR and Kaiser Health News reported his story. Read more →
In this space a few weeks ago, we made mention of the connection that people have with the talent on local TV, even though we may not know them personally. They’re often a bigger part of our days than we realize.
Linda Kwong tried to take her own life in 2012, but she lived to talk about it publicly, something that almost never happens; we’re not that advanced yet in our willingness to talk about such things. Read more →