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Bill restores fairness to tax assessing

November 11, 2015 How much are your teeth worth to you? How much would they be worth to the random stranger idling next to you on Pine Grove Avenue waiting for the signal to turn green? Weird question; let’s try a... more »»

Road deal not great but good enough

November 10, 2015 The road bill passed by the Legislature this week is the least possible deal they could have crafted, but at least, after four years of struggle, they finally found a majorit. more »»

Show them where the ‘off’ button is

November 9, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Criminal history info needed on job applications

November 7, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Why are lawmakers balking at ban?

November 6, 2015 With looming issues like the state’s inadequately funded road maintenance budget and the future of energy production in Michigan still unsolved, you’d hope that a clear-cut, seemingly obvious... more »»

Gun owners need to properly secure weapons

November 5, 2015 With thirty-three percent of U.S. more »»

Stemming prescription drug abuse a priority

November 4, 2015 Michigan is facing a much needed reality check on prescription drug and painkiller addiction. more »»

Local farmers help students learn about farming

November 2, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the students and staff of Webster school: A big bouquet and thank you goes out to the VanDrese farm in Cornell for allowing the Webster Elementary School to visit. more »»

Precautions have to be kid-proof

October 31, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area today, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the doo. more »»

Watch out for fall wildfires

October 30, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to reminding hunters, and everyone else outside enjoying the fall weather, to be cautious while lighting campfires and using woodstoves this seaso. more »»

Mr. Trudeau please stop Lake Huron nuke dump

October 29, 2015 Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau: Congratulations on your party’s victory this week in Canadian national elections. Nearly 70 percent of eligible Canadians cast votes in Monday’s federal election. more »»

GOP: Try harder, try again

October 27, 2015 For years we’ve urged lawmakers to pass a deal to fund repairs of Michigan’s decrepit roads. more »»

Make Halloween fun and safe

October 26, 2015 With Halloween soon upon us, here are some tips to make the holiday fun and safe for everyone. Pumpkin Carving - With young children, suggest painting or decorating the pumpkin rather than carvin. more »»

Toys for Tots says thanks to supporters

October 24, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots: The Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots would like to send out a big thank you to each and everyone who... more »»

Blood donations needed before the holidays

October 22, 2015 The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swin. more »»

Get ready for another winter

October 21, 2015 Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared Nov. more »»

Line inspection data critical to confirming company safety claims

October 20, 2015 It’s always good to be prepared for an emergency. That’s why schools conduct several fire, tornado and lockdown drills every year and area emergency crews are regularly trainin. more »»

Lead exposure still a concern

October 19, 2015 Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »»

Teachers say thanks for ‘Filling the Bus’

October 17, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Rapid River Education Association: The teachers of Rapid River Education Association would like to send their deep appreciation to the Rapid River community and... more »»

Good cyber hygiene is best protection

October 16, 2015 Already this year, Michigan residents and businesses have lost more than $20 million to cybercriminals, according to data from the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. more »»



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