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Snyder has last chance

November 18, 2014 Recent history should tell Michigan voters that lame-duck legislation — bills passed in the interim between the general election and when lawmakers take their oath of office — is often bad news. more »»

Thieves don’t need a gun to rob you

November 18, 2014 Want to have an eye-opening experience? Gather 10 people you know together in a room. Ask the group how many of them have been the victims of credit card fraud or attempted credit card fraud. more »»

A little common sense goes a long way

November 17, 2014 Hunting season is upon us and hunters have taken to the woods in search of that elusive buck. In Delta County and the rest of the U.P. more »»

Foster Grandparents say thank you

November 15, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Grandma June Anderson and the Cameron School Foster Grandparents: “We the Foster Grandparents at Cameron School would like to thank the staff, parents, and children... more »»

Prison problems need to be addressed

November 14, 2014 Two weeks of violent prison incidents show need for swift review, prompt action Three incidents of violence at one prison making headlines in less than two weeks indicate to us something is seriousl... more »»

Lake delisting good news for region

November 12, 2014 The U.S. more »»

Lowering health insurance costs a top priority

November 11, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

No executive action on immigration

November 10, 2014 For months, President Barack Obama and his aides have been suggesting he would take executive action to repair the nation’s broken system of regulating immigration. more »»

Gladstone seniors say thanks for fundraiser support

November 8, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Gladstone High School seniors: “The Gladstone High School Senior All-Night Party Committee and Senior Class would like to thank all who purchased Cow Pie Bingo... more »»

Tyranny of the majority

November 7, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Time for politicians to pull up stakes

November 6, 2014 Both winners and losers in the election Tuesday should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may be tempted to do that. more »»

New options may help TV viewers ‘cut the cord’

November 5, 2014 With a reputation for poor service, limited choices and a perverse pricing structure that punishes loyal customers, the cable company is the business Americans love to hat. more »»

Confused about Ebola policy? You bet

November 4, 2014 If anyone is confused about the U.S. policy concerning health care workers returning to the United States after working in West Africa, he or she has reason to be. The U.S. policy is a mess. more »»

Ebola: More needs to be done

November 3, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

Take the profit out of human trafficking

November 1, 2014 One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and one of the most despicable, is human trafficking. Michigan lawmakers have now made that “business” much less profitable. more »»

We need to hear from voters

October 31, 2014 Proposals 1 and 2 on the statewide ballot continue the ongoing disagreement between wildlife advocates and hunting rights advocates that began when gray wolves were taken off the endangered species... more »»

Put a stop to robo-calls

October 29, 2014 Most of us have experienced it. You are home, relaxing, maybe getting ready to sit down with your family at the dinner table, and the phone rings. more »»

Make safety a priority this Halloween

October 29, 2014 Halloween is filled with excitement and spooky tricks, but with Halloween being the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians. more »»

CDC must get it right the first time

October 28, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

State resolutions call for U.P. utility cost redo

October 27, 2014 State lawmakers in the Upper Peninsula are banding together to fight a proposal that would put local utility customers on the hook for almost all of an estimated $100 million additional annual cost... more »»



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