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Check up on your children’s online activities

September 10, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters. On Aug. more »»

Stop the flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 9, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Residents keep history alive

September 6, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Chris Holmes, Escanaba: “Special, appreciative thanks to all the volunteers who organize artifacts, develop displays and host visitors to the area historical... more »»

Tax refunds might take a health care hit

September 5, 2014 It might be a little early to be throwing up red flags about income tax returns, but if you are one of the millions of people getting tax credits to help pay for your health insurance premiums, you... more »»

Late school start doesn’t help kids

September 4, 2014 If you have out-of-state friends with children or pay attention to national media, you’ve probably caught on that “back to school” has already happened in most states. more »»

School’s open, so watch out for pedestrians

September 3, 2014 Children in Delta, Schoolcraft and Menominee counties are among over 55 million children across the United States heading back to schoo. more »»

VA questions not answered

September 2, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

More prevention needed to curb youth violence

September 1, 2014 This summer has had a bleakness. Not just coolness of the thermometer, but a heartbreaking chill that accompanies seeing images of parents mourning the loss of a child. more »»

Volunteers made fair booth possible

August 30, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Right To Life of Delta County: “Special thanks, to each and every person who volunteered their time or donated funds and offered to help make the “CHOOSE LIFE”... more »»

Use a seat belt, drive sober during Labor Day weekend

August 29, 2014 Many local residents will be hitting the road over the holiday weekend. Some of those drivers won’t be wearing seat belts or will make the dangerous decision to drive drunk. more »»

Water crisis has lessons for Michigan

August 28, 2014 Who would have thought that in 2014 a major American city, located in the midst of the world’s largest freshwater resource, could lose its drinking water due to a contamination scare? Yet that’s jus... more »»

With great police firepower comes great responsibility

August 27, 2014 Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers. more »»

Let inspectors do their jobs

August 25, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrat. more »»

Volunteers help U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association

August 23, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association: The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association says thank you. The U.P. State Fair for 2014 was a huge success. The U.P. more »»

U.S. carries a dangerous debt

August 22, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in histor. more »»

Legislature should amend state’s civil rights law

August 21, 2014 The election is over and so, too, is the infighting among Republicans trying to win over conservative voters. more »»

More safety needed for our waters

August 20, 2014 The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities contains more than 60 pages of rules and regulations that apply to Michigan boater. more »»

Keep corporations home with tax reform

August 19, 2014 Walgreens has decided it will not relocate its corporate headquarters from the United States to Switzerland by acquiring a Swiss drugstore chain. more »»

Is history repeating itself?

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»



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