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Lawmakers should back Detroit schools

January 28, 2016 With widespread teacher sickouts, buildings in poor condition and a district quickly going broke, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has started warming to the governor’s plan to overhaul the finances and... more »»

Emergency lights: Slow down

January 27, 2016 We don’t know exactly what happened Friday morning on North Road in Clyde Township. S. more »»

It’s time for Snyder to accept responsibility

January 26, 2016 In many ways, we got what we expected from Gov. more »»

More problems with Obamacare

January 25, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Community Foundation gets thanks

January 23, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters: Thank you to the Community Foundation for Delta County. more »»

Don’t limit access in elections

January 22, 2016 On Jan. 6, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a statute that prohibits local officials from using public funds to communicate ballot proposals within 60 days of an electio. more »»

Owners of multi-line phone systems need to review 911 law

January 21, 2016 911 is all about saving lives, with seconds crucial in life and death situation. more »»

Conflict of interest in Gladstone

January 20, 2016 Suppose an elected official and the governmental body he serves on both wanted to buy the same piece of property and are in competition with each other to do so. more »»

EPA passive on Flint water

January 19, 2016 The Snyder administration faces a growing problem with the contaminated water in Flint. The response from Lansing has been too little, too late. more »»

Michigan must pay for justice, not defendants

January 18, 2016 We thought we were making progress when Lansing moved to eliminate one of the state's most outrageous taxes. Beginning Oct. more »»

Community helps Rotary help others

January 16, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Roger Charbonneau and Cheryl Ohman, co-chairs of November’s Escanaba Rotary Wine Tasting: The final results are in, and once again our annual wine-tasting event was... more »»

Don’t backtrack on EPA report

January 15, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

Honoring school board members

January 14, 2016 Each year, the month of January is proclaimed as School Board Recognition Month — a time to honor those dedicated individuals within our community who give of their time and talents to ensure that... more »»

Lawmakers extend the definition of scandalous

January 13, 2016 After Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 571, we’re learning surprising new things. more »»

Snyder’s empty words on straight-ticket voting

January 12, 2016 “It’s time to choose people over politics,” Rick Snyder said. more »»

Congress could prevent abuses of power

January 11, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Music makes the season special

January 9, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Janet Lindstrom of Escanaba: Once again, our community was given a wonderful holiday season through many people who brought us music. more »»

A lifesaving habit in 2016

January 8, 2016 The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the new year, beginning in January with National Blood... more »»

A familiar new Medicare change

January 7, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

State must pay for justice, not defendants

January 6, 2016 We thought we were making progress when Lansing moved to eliminate one of the state’s most outrageous taxes. Beginning Oct. more »»



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