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Body camera bill leaves much to be desired

March 26, 2015 Having police officers wear body cameras generally is a good idea. more »»

Even prisoners deserve better

March 25, 2015 We were relatively disgusted when the sins of Michigan's prison food vendor included maggots in the food prep area, and employees smuggling drugs into correctional facilities and having sex with... more »»

Protect our Great Lakes

March 21, 2015 Asian carp are a menace to the Great Lakes. They are an invasive species that must be stopped. more »»

Sunshine Week stresses need for open government

March 20, 2015 If you have a gripe with a local zoning board of appeals or city council but can't make it to its meeting, you often can read about it the next day in the newspaper, see it on the TV or hear about i... more »»

Time for police to wear body cameras

March 18, 2015 Michigan lawmakers are looking at how to regulate the use of body cameras by police as more agencies across the country equip their officers with the devices. more »»

Lawmakers must protect the Great Lakes

March 17, 2015 There's a different kind of invasive species lurking in Lake Michigan. It is one that goes largely undetected, and one that must be stopped before irreversible damage is don. more »»

Warmer temps have made ice unstable

March 13, 2015 Winter’s not yet over and the season has brought its share of subzero temperatures, snow and ice. However, warmer temperatures this week probably are bringing out the spring fever in some people. more »»

Curious reaction to warning

March 12, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning about Iran's weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

President going to the same well too many times

March 11, 2015 In an interview broadcast Sunday, CBS’s Bill Plante asked President Obama when and how he learned of the scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account... more »»

Fight against Asian carp far from over

March 10, 2015 Michigan's congressional delegation is keeping concern about Asian carp high on its list of priorities. more »»

Build the bridge to Canada

March 9, 2015 Piece by piece, preparations for the new Detroit River bridge are falling into place. This week, the U.. more »»

Restrictions are appropriate for stretch of IOHT

March 6, 2015 The move to place new restrictions on a section of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in western Marquette County is appropriate under the circumstance. more »»

Congress needs details on Obama’s military plan

March 5, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

Education is vital to Michigan’s future

March 4, 2015 March is National Reading Month. School children throughout the country kicked off the month, as they annually do, by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. more »»

SNL crossed the line with ISIS commercial skit

March 3, 2015 It was just a week or two ago when everyone was talking about the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special. more »»

Young girls and STEM is a good combination

February 26, 2015 It was only a generation or two ago that many occupations were determined by gender. With some exceptions, girls were steered toward teaching and nursing while boys were the engineers and scientist. more »»

Education is vital to Michigan’s future

February 25, 2015 Some statistics that don’t get enough attention across Michigan: — Currently, only 37 percent of Michiganders have education beyond high school. more »»

DHS funding should be done on its own

February 24, 2015 We remember the promises of a scant three months ago. With one party in control of both the House and Senate, gridlock is over and legislation can get passed. more »»

The time has come to disband the MCAA

February 23, 2015 Michigan became a no-fault auto insurance state in 1978. Because of this faulty legislation, state motorists have been paying unreasonably high insurance premiums for 37 years. more »»

Michigan Tech’s Job Fairs are win-win for all

February 19, 2015 Michigan Technological University held its Spring Career Fair on Campus Tuesday. It is such a well-run event that it comes and goes without much notice from most of us. more »»



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