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Boaters: Fourth of July requires special caution

July 2, 2014 A long day on the water exposed to the elements combined with crowded waterways and alcohol consumption could be a recreational boater’s ultimate undoing this July 4th holiday weeken. more »»

Accountability needed in Medicaid overpayment mess

July 1, 2014 A recent state audit showed that Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services primarily because it failed to obtain invoices and... more »»

Fireworks and pets don’t mix

June 30, 2014 The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. more »»

Esky city workers get high marks

June 28, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Janis Bell of Escanaba: “In this day and age of impatience and lost manners, I would like to compliment two Escanaba employees who made my day last Thursday. more »»

Fireworks and safety need to go hand in hand

June 27, 2014 As the Fourth of July holiday draws closer, the Michigan State Police are reminding residents to take extra safety precautions when handling fireworks. more »»

Delayed care for veterans a ‘national crisis

June 26, 2014 A recent report on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ performance in Michigan showed the agency is doing better in our state than in other parts of the nation. more »»

Proposal 1 helps Michigan jobs climate

June 25, 2014 A proposal that helps Michigan businesses without hurting local governments and schools is a good deal for everyone, including homeowners. That’s why voters should support Proposal 1 during the Aug. more »»

Legislators leave town, leave voters in their dust

June 24, 2014 Just when it looked as though the Michigan Legislature had learned the wisdom of heeding clear-cut citizen majorities on critical issues, there they were, backsliding again. more »»

Roads must be safer for bicyclists

June 23, 2014 There’s an ongoing discussion about the safety of bicycle riders in our community. Some argue the responsibility lies with the cyclists. They should be on the sidewalks or bike paths, not the roads. more »»

Roads must be safer for bicyclists

June 21, 2014 There’s an ongoing discussion about the safety of bicycle riders in our community. Some argue the responsibility lies with the cyclists. They should be on the sidewalks or bike paths, not the roads. more »»

Almanac

June 21, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2014. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 6:51 a.m. Eastern time. more »»

Your Lawmakers

June 21, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 U.S. Sen. Carl Levin Escanaba Office: 524 Ludington St., Suite LL103 Phone: (906) 789-0052 U.S. Sen. more »»

Kids don’t belong in adult criminal justice system

June 20, 2014 Every state allows juveniles to be tried as adults for some criminal offenses, this in spite research that suggests that it does little to deter crime or reduce recidivism. more »»

Almanac

June 20, 2014 Today is Friday, June 20, the 171st day of 2014. There are 194 days left in the year. more »»

Your Lawmakers

June 20, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

Minimum wage hike could have consequences

June 19, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing’s lawmakers recently made the decision to hike Michigan’s minimum wage. more »»

2016 chances may be hurt by GOP’s midterm strength

June 19, 2014 DENVER (AP) — Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mit... more »»

Almanac

June 19, 2014 Today is Thursday, June 19, the 170th day of 2014. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. more »»

Yes vote is best choice for retirees

June 18, 2014 There’s little mystery in the choice facing Detroit city retirees. more »»

Almanac

June 18, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2014. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1964, President Lyndon B. more »»

 
 

 

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