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Michigan lags in quest to make voting easier

August 10, 2016 The anemic turnout in Tuesday’s primary election is a reminder that Michigan maintains some of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. more »»

Respect parents in LGBT policy

August 9, 2016 Michigan’s top education officials are still ironing out a policy that would direct public schools in how to accommodate gay and transgender students. more »»

Be aware of phishing scams

August 8, 2016 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently issued a consumer alert after several Michigan businesses reported receiving a suspicious email from “The Office of The Attorney General. more »»

Hard work made disc golf tourney possible

August 6, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Mary Harris: Bouquets to Jon Harris and the Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club and volunteers for all their hard work and dedication for hosting a first class disc golf... more »»

A day to honor our combat wounded, fallen heroes

August 5, 2016 Each year on Aug. 7, the nation pauses to remember and pay homage to the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. more »»

Watercraft users - don’t harass wildlife

August 4, 2016 Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are reminding personal watercraft (PWC) users there are laws protecting ducks, geese and other waterfowl outside of hunting seasons. more »»

More needs to be done for veterans

August 3, 2016 Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference on Monday. more »»

State doing good work promoting its park system

August 2, 2016 The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract... more »»

Event was boost for the community

July 30, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Paul Gayan of Escanaba and Jim Aley of Poway, Calif. We would like to thank Upper Hand Brewery for the First-Ever Backyard BBQ held last Saturday night. more »»

Obesity comes with a terrible cost

July 30, 2016 The evidence is like something from a Stephen King novel. A plague is sweeping across our country and through our communities. more »»

Tobacco ban good for campus

July 29, 2016 Michigan State University will go tobacco free August 15, following a trend of bans already in place at 1,500 college campuses across the nation. more »»

elemedicine may help life in far-flung places

July 28, 2016 There are countless benefits to living in Michigan’s far-flung rural reaches — peace and quiet abound, bountiful natural resources provide ample recreation opportunities and neighbors, well, are mor... more »»

Blood donors needed to replenish supply

July 27, 2016 While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. more »»

Enjoy the outdoors with PokEmon Go

July 25, 2016 PokÈmon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it. more »»

Softball players say thank you

July 23, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From: Escanaba All-Star Major softball players The Escanaba All-Star Major softball players and their families would like to thank the community members and businesses... more »»

Enjoy the outdoors with PokEmon Go

July 22, 2016 PokÈmon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it. more »»

Stay safe in summer heat

July 22, 2016 With temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s this week and through the weekend, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding all residents to stay safe and cool to beat th... more »»

Like a sick joke: Snyder appoints BP lobbyist to head MDEQ

July 21, 2016 In the wake of the Flint water crisis, amid profound concerns over an aging oil pipeline under the Great Lakes, with an ongoing, urgent need to decrease pollution and improve air quality and public... more »»

Skilled trades good for youth

July 20, 2016 Not everyone can or should pursue a four-year college education. There are many avenues to securing stable and lucrative employmen. more »»

ORV riders reminded to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 19, 2016 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles in Michigan, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage ORV riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible... more »»

 
 
 

 

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