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Citizen journalists perform a vital community service

May 30, 2015 If you want to serve your community, be a citizen journalist. more »»

Justice system too easy on stealing from taxpayers

May 29, 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 »»

Stop repeat DUI offenders with ignition locks

May 28, 2015 Nearly one-third of all drunk driving arrests and drunk driving convictions involved repeat offenders, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. more »»

No better day to quit smoking than every day

May 27, 2015 Each year, on May 31, 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 »»

We’ll take 99 percenters any day of the week

May 26, 2015 Certainly at this point most people here and elsewhere know about the deadly shooting and related violence that took place recently in Waco, Texas, where a handful of rival biker gangs went... more »»

Lincoln’s speech is American voice for Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 Five score and eight years before Memorial Day became a federal holiday, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettyburg Address, which still today stands as an immortal tribute to every American who... more »»

E-cigarettes bill is sound public health legislation

May 23, 2015 Sometimes, all a leader needs to do to demonstrate leadership is get out of the way of a good idea. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is standing in the way of good legislation. more »»

Click It or Ticket campaign keeps the roads safe

May 22, 2015 Every county in Michigan—all 83 of them—are participating in the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that runs for the next several weeks, including this Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Early hearing screening leads to higher literacy rates

May 21, 2015 Each May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, which raises awareness about communication disorders, particularly among children. more »»

House plan for roads should be dead on arrival

May 20, 2015 With the unveiling of their new road funding plan, House Republicans have confirmed exactly why voters deeply distrust politicians. more »»

County’s marina could benefit from private partner’s capital

May 19, 2015 Days after our May 9 editorial suggesting a public-private partnership for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Houghton County made a move toward a deal to purchase property owned by the County Road... more »»

Sen. Stabenow deserves NWF accolades

May 18, 2015 On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, joined the likes of former President Jimmy Carter, former California Gov. more »»

‘Public Notice Act’ is government scheme to hide

May 16, 2015 What’s in the water you drink and the air you breathe? How is your local government taxing you and spending your tax dollars? By law government is required to report this and other information you... more »»

Finish work on grading teachers

May 15, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Finish work on grading teachers

May 15, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Friday memorial service in Calumet honors peace officers

May 14, 2015 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week. more »»

Chinook salmon stocking program showing results

May 13, 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 »»

Reporting news is an essential public service

May 12, 2015 Does the Constitution protect one business, one kind of private enterprise, above all others? It most certainly does. more »»

Caucus ruckus shows legislators disdain transparency

May 11, 2015 “What happens in caucus stays in caucus.” Those were the words of Gideon D’Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, after it was reported that State Rep. more »»



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