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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 »»

Lake level complaints dried up without dams

August 4, 2015 Thank you for government inaction. Way back in the bad old days, January 2013, to be precise - 30 months ago - the water level on Lake Michigan-Huron was at an all-time low, 576. more »»

Keep children’s vaccines current

August 3, 2015 This is National Immunization Awareness Month, and parents in Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties are encouraged to get a head start on back-to-school planning by talking with a pediatrician... more »»

Coaches say thanks to tourney volunteers

August 1, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Shane Thompson, Ted Coneset, Alan Teneyck of Sault Ste. more »»

Give teens a foot on employment ladder

July 31, 2015 Minimum wages are rising around the country, including in Michigan. And that’s having the unintended effect of keeping young adults out of the job market. more »»

Our gift to the community

July 30, 2015 On Sunday, the Daily Press will be giving back to the community. more »»

To cut prison costs, reform sentencing and parole

July 29, 2015 So it’s welcome news that the state is ending the three-year, $145-million contract early. But here’s the kicke. more »»

Ballot drive supports paid sick leave

July 28, 2015 Worker advocates recently launched a ballot drive to require that all Michigan employees earn paid sick days. more »»

Mini golf tourney was success for United Way

July 25, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: More than 130 participants came out to have fun and support the United Way of Delta County at last month’s United Way Mini Golf Tournament, recording the highest... more »»

A simple way to stop local crime

July 24, 2015 It’s a simple thing to do — and the smart thing as well. Apparently, though, many Delta County residents fail to do so — and many pay the price. more »»

State contract with Aramark comes to end

July 23, 2015 People might have seen this coming: Michigan’s termination of a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services. The end of Aramark’s prison food contract was announced Monday. more »»

Pipeline plan should keep Great Lakes safer

July 22, 2015 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette took a prudent step to protect the Great Lakes from an environmental disaster stemming from a break in the underwater pipelines carrying petroleum across the... more »»

Let’s put voters back in charge in Lansing

July 21, 2015 The Republican majority in Michigan’s Legislature has little incentive to pursue redistricting reform. Voters, however, have plenty of reasons. more »»



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