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Michigan Supreme Court got it wrong on juvenile lifers

July 31, 2014 The Michigan Supreme Court’s recent decision denying legal relief to hundreds of inmates sentenced as juveniles to life in prison is a miscarriage of justice that should outrage every citizen. more »»

Background checks for pet adoptions are common sense

July 30, 2014 Michigan lawmakers are looking to make it safer for pets finding their way to a new home. more »»

There’s no going back on fireworks law

July 29, 2014 We’re not sure anyone knew just what we were getting into when the Legislature voted in 2011 to liberalize the state’s fireworks law. more »»

Local event honors cancer patients, victims

July 28, 2014 Cancer has impacted the lives of many local residents. Each year, an event is held to honor Delta County cancer patients and victims. That event is coming up soo. more »»

Golf outing helps scholarship fund

July 26, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Bay College and the Bay College Foundation: Bay College and the Bay College Foundation would like to give a huge thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, and... more »»

The dangers of distracted driving

July 25, 2014 With more than 3,000 people killed nationwide in distracted-affected crashes in 2012, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is seeking to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. more »»

Sad state of US foreign relations

July 24, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

Libraries offer summer learning, entertainment

July 23, 2014 The sun is shining, the fish are biting and bicycles are more than ready to ride. more »»

Don’t get beat by the heat

July 22, 2014 Today is expected to be one of the warmest days so far this summer in the Escanaba area with highs anticipated to reach into the 80s. more »»

Chipping away at basic freedoms

July 21, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.. more »»

Event helps animal shelter

July 19, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Delta County Animal Shelter: The Delta County Animal Shelter would like to thank the teams in the Fly Ball Tournament for their generous support for the second... more »»

Proposal 1 is a good deal for everyone in Michigan

July 18, 2014 Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is a rare accomplishment for Michigan. more »»

Cut federal strings on beach testing

July 17, 2014 Michigan is enjoying the rare satisfaction of telling the federal government to keep its money and the strings that go with it in refusing to bow to new rules on the testing of water quality at... more »»

President is overstepping

July 16, 2014 Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to close down coal-fired power plants and drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so. U.S. more »»

Low college readiness cause for concern

July 15, 2014 It is past time for Michigan’s citizens and policy makers to acknowledge the crisis looming in the state’s future: the state’s public schools are failing to educate the next generation of... more »»

Taxpayers should be enraged over government waste

July 14, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

Community support makes things happen

July 12, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post 340 and William Anderson Sports and Recreation Club: The Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post 340, and William Anderson... more »»

New state law keeps moms out of jail

July 11, 2014 You wouldn’t take your sandwich into a restaurant’s restroom to have your lunch, would you? So why should a public restroom be a place for a young mother to feed her baby? Gov. more »»

Another victory for corporate personhood

July 10, 2014 There is nothing particularly conservative about Monday’s (July 2) Supreme Court ruling excusing closely held corporations from a federal mandate to provide female employees with insurance coverage... more »»

Cautious optimism needed for Michigan budget

July 9, 2014 The new $53.2 billion state budget allows for a spending increase of 6 percent this year. more »»

 
 

 

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