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Compromise on teacher evaluations

July 14, 2015 When Michigan passed major changes to its teacher tenure law four years ago, that was an integral step to ensure only the best teachers are in the state’s classrooms. more »»

State lawmakers: Say ‘I do’ to gay marriage

July 13, 2015 After the court ruled, the people waiting outside began to sing. The music they chose was not a protest song, or an anthem of the gay rights movement. It was “The Star-Spangled Banner. more »»

Response made veterans proud

July 11, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Dennis Grall, commander of Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 1976 of Escanaba. more »»

News is good, bad on roads plan

July 10, 2015 So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. more »»

Local blood supplies need a boost

July 9, 2015 Some things happen every summer in Delta County — picnics, swimming, taking off on vacation... more »»

Shelter program a win-win for animals, seniors

July 8, 2015 Every now and then a program comes along that takes little effort and makes a big difference in the lives of everyone involved. more »»

Esky council needs to review fireworks law

July 7, 2015 It’s Tuesday, July 7, and the Fourth of July is getting to be a distant memory. If you live in the city of Escanaba, though, chances are you are still hearing the booms and bangs of fireworks. more »»

We need to discuss our differences to lose them

July 6, 2015 Americans aren’t colorblind. We want to be. We want to live in a society in which all men and women are treated equally. more »»

Local volunteers make a difference

July 4, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Delta Animal Shelter: The Delta Animal Shelter would like to thank the people and businesses who put on the Pawzapalooza at Ernie’s Irish Pub. more »»

Reflect on our liberties this 4th of July

July 3, 2015 The Fourth of July traditionally is a time for revelry, cookouts, swimming parties and fireworks. more »»

Common sense and fireworks a good combination

July 2, 2015 If you plan to celebrate Independence Day by setting off a few fireworks or giving the kids sparklers, know the dangers and take every safety precaution to avoid tragedy. more »»

Congress will have to fix Obamacare

July 1, 2015 The United States Supreme Court confirmed again that it is not going to clean up the mess Congress made with the Affordable Care Act. Now lawmakers and President Barack Obama must get to work. more »»

Herp Atlas Project needs support, input

June 29, 2015 Although it may generate a few snickers, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources request for residents and others to keep an eye, and ear, out for reptiles and amphibians is serious. more »»

Community reaches out to help veterans

June 27, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Geri Nelson of Gladstone: A big “thank you” goes out to everyone who helped and participated in our second annual MBHV (Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans) Annual... more »»

Cybercrime efforts must respect transparency laws

June 26, 2015 The Michigan State Police have battled cybercrime since the 1990s. And now, along with Gov. more »»

Lawmakers’ attacks on unions too barefaced

June 25, 2015 If they weren’t so blatantly transparent, Michigan legislators would be incomprehensible. more »»

War against sea lamprey is worth waging

June 24, 2015 If you live on or near the shores of any of the Great Lakes, the subject of invasive species is one you very likely pay close attention to. more »»

Burial is the best option for nuclear waste

June 23, 2015 Canadian efforts have been meticulous for proposed Ontario facility; safety must continue as top priority Nuclear power is one of the greenest forms of energ. more »»

Bring university boards out of the shadows

June 22, 2015 Higher education is supposed to be all about transparency: Free minds going where the evidence leads, with research methods and results open to the scrutiny of interested parties across the globe. more »»

The Anti-Science Left

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called “The Republican War on Science.” I could just as easily write a book called “The Democratic War on Science. more »»



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