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June 6, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Escanaba Heartbreaker softball players: On Sunday, May 31, Escanaba Heartbreaker softball players hit Escanaba neighborhoods with a can and bottle drive. more »»

Blocking the path of embezzlers

June 5, 2015 The headlines suggest the trend: across Michigan, a growing number of embezzlement cases are winding their way through courts. more »»

Keep the Michigan economy competitive

June 4, 2015 A bill working its way through the Legislature would prevent local governments from interfering with state-mandated employer-employee relationships. more »»

Deer illness poses dire threat to Michigan

June 3, 2015 It may be a while before we feel the ripples — and we hope we never will — but Michigan’s suffered a severe blow this week. more »»

Energy policies make no sense

June 2, 2015 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Veterans don’t deserve shabby treatment

June 1, 2015 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Walk-a-Thon benefits U.P. communities

May 30, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From U.P. Pink Power U. more »»

Livestock waste rules are still a disaster

May 29, 2015 It’s astonishing that state officials are congratulating themselves for taking an obvious and small regulatory step to protect Michigan’s lakes and streams. more »»

Put an end to prevailing wage

May 28, 2015 The Legislature is on its way to repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. The measure artificially drives up the costs of public construction projects for schools and other government buildings. more »»

This country needs more manners

May 28, 2015 FLINT — This will probably make the Tea Party types cringe. Actually it’ll probably make them foam at the mouth since I’m about to say something nice about their arch-enemy. more »»


May 28, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year. more »»

Grand theft isn’t grand theft if you steal from taxpayers

May 27, 2015 In headline after headline, public employees and elected officials convicted of stealing public funds here and across the state get sentences completely out of proportion to the seriousness of their... more »»

No better day to quit smoking

May 26, 2015 Each year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective... more »»

Remember our veterans today

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Many hands helped Auction for the Arts

May 23, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center: The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who graciously helped sponsor thei... more »»

No shortage of exceptional local students

May 22, 2015 Every Friday, the Daily Press has the opportunity to showcase some of the best and brightest students in the area. It’s called the Student of the Week page. more »»

House roads plan is mostly fantasy

May 21, 2015 It’s a good thing leaders in the state Senate have ordered their members to stay in session this summer to get a road funding deal done. more »»

Chinook salmon stocking program showing results

May 20, 2015 A fin-clipping program is aiding Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries managers in evaluating the success of Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Superior. more »»

House plan for roads should be dead on arrival

May 19, 2015 With the unveiling of their new road funding plan, House Republicans have confirmed exactly why voters deeply distrust politician. more »»

A cart before the horse

May 18, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»



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