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Parole reforms promise prison cost savings

October 7, 2015 “He who opens a school door, closes a prison,” said French author Victor Hugo. Perhaps it’s not an apples and oranges comparison. more »»

Scrapping shuttle program a mistake

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Veterans group says thank you

October 3, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From William Porath, commander, Disabled American Veterans: Thank you to all the people that supported us during our annual Forget-Me-Not Fundraiser. God Bless America. more »»

Time for a second look at IS strategy

October 2, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

Boehner had a very tough job

October 1, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

No, the EPA isn’t out to extinguish your grill

September 30, 2015 It seemed to take Michigan politicians a really long time to recognize the hazards posed by the proposed low-level nuclear waste dump near the shores of Lake Huron at Kincardine, Ontario. more »»

Scandal another example of weak FOIA policy

September 29, 2015 Enacted nearly 40 years ago, Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act is a vital tool for residents of this state to track what their government is doing and how their tax dollars are being spent. more »»

Tax breaks for gun safety devices are not enough

September 28, 2015 Jonathan Kaufman, 3, found a loaded pistol in his dad’s closet. He died. A 12-year-old mentally impaired boy near Kalamazoo took a shotgun from an unlocked gun cabinet. more »»

Events get support from community

September 26, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone Library and Cameron School Library: The Gladstone Library and Cameron School Library would like to thank our staff, students, parents, and volunteers... more »»

Expelled Gamrat insults voters by vying for old seat

September 25, 2015 Cindy Gamrat just doesn’t get it. more »»

Take a hike for your health

September 24, 2015 Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) wants to encourage everyone in the community to get outside and make walking a part of your day. more »»

Keep day in court to just one day

September 23, 2015 Local courts in Michigan now have an option for resolving civil disputes more quickly, and with less inconvenience and uncertainty for all partie. more »»

Fall is here, watch for deer

September 22, 2015 Last year, there were 532 car-deer crashes in Delta County. There were 140 in Schoolcraft County and 149 in Menominee County. more »»

There is nothing more important than the Constitution

September 21, 2015 For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it. more »»

Job well done on South 14th Street

September 19, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Barb Snyder of Escanaba: Bouquets to the city of Escanaba Public Works Department for the excellent job done on the section of South 14th St. more »»

No coming back for state reps

September 18, 2015 We don’t have a roads deal, or a plan to reform Detroit Public Schools, or significant progress on any of the other pressing issues facing Michigan. more »»

School buses on the road again

September 15, 2015 The Michigan State Police reminds parents to talk to their children about bus safety and remind motorists to share the road. more »»

Need for blood donors is always there

September 14, 2015 The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September. more »»

Tribute to a caring community

September 12, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Gail Maxwell of Powers: Once again, I am moved to write a few words to honor the folks of Powers, Spalding, Hermansville, Daggett, Wilson — on and on — you know who... more »»

Pot the new smoke of choice for college students

September 11, 2015 A University of Michigan survey of full-time college students revealed a surprising fact: More students are smoking pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days than are smoking... more »»



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