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Without vaccines, too many children miss shot at health

February 10, 2015 News flash: If you don’t get your children vaccinated, you’re not just putting them at risk. You’re risking the welfare of others as wel. more »»

Swatting isn’t a prank, it’s a serious crime

February 9, 2015 It used to be that telephone pranks didn’t get much more serious than someone calling in a bogus pizza order. more »»

Band together, and make Michigan great

February 7, 2015 Recently a special report in the Petoskey News-Review highlighted a growing problem in Northern Michigan — the difficulty in bringing new, younger, workers to the area and keeping them here. more »»

Living within our means

February 6, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

A ‘practical’ spending plan?

February 5, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Blackout effort: Escanaba’s finest hour

February 4, 2015 We think it’s safe to say that we all appreciate electricity a little more today then when we went to bed Sunday night. more »»

Don’t ignore spending limits

February 2, 2015 Barely had sequestration, the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the wind. more »»

Wanted: Sincere effort to balance the budget

January 31, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Remember the Holocaust

January 30, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

3rd grade reading moves to the top of education agenda

January 29, 2015 For the next two years, education policy in Michigan is going to flow through Hollan. more »»

FOIA reform measure adds much transparency

January 28, 2015 Holding Michigan government more accountable just got a bit easier. Gov. more »»

Will Michigan sink or swim in river of opportunity?

January 27, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sees life as a vast river of opportunity, carrying Michiganders toward whatever fate awaits. It’s oddly abstract for our accountant governor, a self-described ner. more »»

Tax hikes would be far reaching

January 26, 2015 One reason recovery from the “Great Recession” has been so lackluster is that job creators — investors and companies with money to expand the economy — have been worried about what President Barack... more »»

Anonymous donor spread joy

January 24, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Angie Gardner of Escanaba: I would like to send a great, big thank you to the anonymous donor who gave a very generous contribution to our Early Childhood families... more »»

What’s the plan to fight terrorism?

January 23, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

Remember what happened in 1973

January 22, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Forgotten victims of terrorism

January 21, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Coordinated efforts protected vital U.P. land tract

January 20, 2015 The natural beauty of the southern shore of Lake Superior and the adjacent lands in the Upper Peninsula are becoming more widely known, and efforts to protect them in their natural state are... more »»

Radon is an invisible killer

January 19, 2015 January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States. In the U.S., one in 15 homes are affected by elevated radon levels. more »»

Generosity made holidays brighter in Delta County

January 17, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Angie Gardner of Escanaba: I would like to send a great, big thank you to the anonymous donor who gave a very generous contribution to our Early Childhood families... more »»



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