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A cart before the horse

May 18, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Dunkers get thanks for senior party

May 16, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the 2015 GHS Senior All-Night Party Committee: The Gladstone High School Class of 2015 and the Senior All-night Party Committee send a special thank you to the Delt... more »»

Home school proposal unfairly assumes guilt

May 15, 2015 News reports out of Detroit last month told of the horrific torture and deaths of two children, aged 9 and 13, at the hands of their mother who then hid her crimes by placing their bodies in a... more »»

Thanks to police for drunken driving crackdown

May 14, 2015 Michigan police took more than 500 dangerous drivers off the streets during a drunken driving crackdown that began March 1. more »»

Finish work on grading teachers

May 13, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Road fixes need to be priority for lawmakers

May 12, 2015 Proposal 1 failed miserably in last week’s election, a 4-1 ratio of no votes to yes votes, but what message does this send to lawmakers? We think it says lawmakers should look elsewhere to fix the... more »»

Long-time allies no longer trust us

May 11, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported. more »»

Community backs Delta Animal Shelter

May 9, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Delta Animal Shelter: The Delta Animal Shelter would like to thank The Store for their “Buy a Bone” month long fundraiser. more »»

No excuse for behavior of IRS

May 8, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

The U.P.’s big box store crisis

May 7, 2015 Dickinson County is seeking an increase in its millage rate. A property tax increase to support Dickinson County’s operating budget and infrastructure is expected to go before voters in August. more »»

Caucus ruckus raises red flags

May 6, 2015 “What happens in caucus stays in caucus.” Those were the words of Gideon D’Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, after it was reported that State Rep. more »»

A question parents should be asking

May 5, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

U.S. Capitol not secure

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance reform. more »»

School personnel are appreciated

May 2, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Cameron Elementary PTO: Cameron Elementary PTO in Gladstone would like to recognize all our staff during next week’s Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2015). more »»

Lawmakers must close the open carry loophole

May 1, 2015 Michigan lawmakers must act swiftly to ban the open carrying of firearms in gun-free zones, before efforts by brazen open carry advocates go any further. Guns do not belong in sensitive places. more »»

When outrage goes awry

April 30, 2015 In America, it’s quite easy to be outraged. Heck, it’s practically the national pastime. Our country has a deep-rooted history of rage. more »»

State politicians can easily find role models

April 29, 2015 Gerald Ford, Robert P. Griffin and William Milliken were Michigan’s Big Thre. more »»

MDOT trouble could have been avoided

April 28, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»

Veteran wait times unacceptable

April 27, 2015 Most Americans would agree with this statement: Our nation’s veterans deserve better treatment than they are currently receiving at VA medical centers across the United States. more »»

Local events, people help good causes

April 25, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Delta Animal Shelter: The Delta Animal Shelter would like to thank the Rapid River Lions Club for their generous contribution to our organizatio. more »»

 
 
 

 

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