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Blood donors needed to replenish supply

July 27, 2016 While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. more »»

Enjoy the outdoors with PokEmon Go

July 25, 2016 PokÈmon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it. more »»

Softball players say thank you

July 23, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From: Escanaba All-Star Major softball players The Escanaba All-Star Major softball players and their families would like to thank the community members and businesses... more »»

Enjoy the outdoors with PokEmon Go

July 22, 2016 PokÈmon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it. more »»

Stay safe in summer heat

July 22, 2016 With temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s this week and through the weekend, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding all residents to stay safe and cool to beat th... more »»

Like a sick joke: Snyder appoints BP lobbyist to head MDEQ

July 21, 2016 In the wake of the Flint water crisis, amid profound concerns over an aging oil pipeline under the Great Lakes, with an ongoing, urgent need to decrease pollution and improve air quality and public... more »»

Skilled trades good for youth

July 20, 2016 Not everyone can or should pursue a four-year college education. There are many avenues to securing stable and lucrative employmen. more »»

ORV riders reminded to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 19, 2016 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles in Michigan, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage ORV riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible... more »»

Don’t let food spoil your outing

July 18, 2016 Now that summer is in full swing, more people will be spending time outdoors. more »»

Community comes together for local 2016 graduates

July 16, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Bark River-Harris Class of 2016: The Bark River-Harris Class of 2016 would like to thank our local communities, sponsors, and area businesses for any way in... more »»

Fines in bilge discharge should have been higher

July 14, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

Prohibit guns on drones, protect privacy

July 13, 2016 Flying guns might not be something you worried about on the way to work today, but lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Michigan House to make sure you never have to. more »»

Volkswagen, Flint speak to regulatory deficiencies

July 12, 2016 The Flint water crisis and the Volkswagen emissions scandal point pretty clearly to the dangers of one dynamic: the rhetorical broadsides against the government regulatory community, and the rush to... more »»

Do not spread invasive species

July 11, 2016 It was a glorious Independence Day weekend in the Upper Peninsula, with scores of people taking to the region’s waterways. more »»

Yooper comes to the rescue

July 9, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Bob and Helen J Ward of Kewaunee, Wis.: On Sunday, June 26, 2016, our car began to overheat while driving home to Kewaunee, Wis., from St. Ignace, Mich. more »»

State should close dying districts

July 8, 2016 All eyes have been on Detroit Public Schools and its glaring debt problems. more »»

Young people, make votes count

July 7, 2016 Why should young people vote? Does it really matter? The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed ‘Brexit. more »»

Arctic grayling faces a big upriver challenge

July 6, 2016 Mankind wielded all three prongs of the spear that killed Michigan’s arctic grayling — we caught too many, we damaged their watery home and we imported invasive species to compete with them. more »»

Proactive stance on potential oil spill a good idea

July 5, 2016 Mention the word “Enbridge” and you might be met with a look of consternation. more »»

The fight for Flint continues

July 4, 2016 The effort to find those responsible for Flint’s water woes continues. more »»

Donations support Project Graduation

July 2, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Escanaba High School’s Project Graduation Committee: Escanaba High School’s Project Graduation Committee would like to extend a gracious thank you to all the... more »»



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Just say no to drug ads

January 5, 2016 They are inescapable. It seems that one in every three commercials on television is an ad for a prescription drug designed to treat everything from high cholesterol to erectile dysfunction. more »

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