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Wrongful conviction legislation is flawed

August 27, 2015 Legislation proposing Michigan compensate people who have been wrongly convicted contains a serious and, we hope, fatal fla. more »»

Legislature fails again on roads

August 26, 2015 There is plenty of blame to go around in the latest collapse of negotiations in Lansing on a road funding deal, but a large piece of it falls on an unexpected party: Gov. Rick Snyder. more »»

Mueller deserves highest honor

August 25, 2015 American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorists. more »»

World War I memorial is long overdue

August 24, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. more »»

Many helped make fishing derby a success

August 22, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone Masonic Lodge 396 F & AM Thanks to all for making our June 13 Children’s Fishing Derby a summer highlight. Our annual Thomas A. more »»

Keep fireworks out of public’s hands

August 21, 2015 The Fourth of July passed more than a month ago, but in many Northern Michigan neighborhoods the skies still light up with fireworks into the overnight hours on some days. more »»

House of Ludington plans hard to swallow

August 20, 2015 The potential sale of one of Escanaba’s historic landmarks has been gaining the attention — and scrutiny — of the community the past few weeks. more »»

U.S. parks fund deserves renewal, permanent funding

August 19, 2015 It seems everything in Washington, D.C., can generate controversy these days — even the Land and Water Conservation Fund. more »»

Social Security must change or perish

August 17, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

Make good on tuition promise

August 17, 2015 Of the many ways Native Americans have been mistreated since Europeans invaded, it’s hard to imagine anything more cynical in recent decades than what Lansing lawmakers have done. more »»

Businesses, groups make events successful

August 15, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: Hardwick Memorial Golf Outing Crew... more »»

U.P. State Fair part of area’s heritage

August 14, 2015 It’s that time of year again. Summer is starting to wind down, but not before the U.P. State Fair takes center stage. Like other years, the 2015 U.P. more »»

Biden should stay out of the race

August 13, 2015 Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s misbehavior while she was secretary of stat. more »»

Obama puts climate change on nation’s political agenda

August 12, 2015 With fewer than 18 months remaining in his eight-year tenure, President Barack Obama has at last confronted what he accurately describes as the single greatest threat to America’s future: the... more »»

Community colleges good fit for job training

August 11, 2015 Lawmakers were correct to extend successful program, but they should also remove spending cap As Michigan seeks to tackle its skills gap, community colleges have been on the ground floor of training... more »»

The lessons of the past

August 10, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago last week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Businesses help good causes

August 8, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Wendy Pepin of Escanaba: A big bouquet of “thanks” is sent to the Wells Fargo employees who gave up their Monday evenings this summer to sell raffle tickets at the... more »»

Michigan average when it comes to ease of voting

August 7, 2015 Consider Michigan’s Legislature. In fact, consider Michigan. When it comes to the makeup of our Legislature — and the ease with which citizens can vote to send folks there — we’re not doing so hot. more »»

Cecil’s death part of bigger problem

August 6, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Michigan must reduce prison population

August 5, 2015 There’s little doubt lowering the number of inmates in Michigan’s prison would reduce costs, which is one of the goals of Gov. Rick Snyder’s criminal justice initiative. more »»

 
 
 

 

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