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Parole reforms promise prison cost savings

October 8, 2015 “He who opens a school door, closes a prison,” said French author Victor Hugo. Perhaps it’s not an apples-and-oranges comparison. more »»

We still need to be vigilant about domestic violence

October 7, 2015 The statistics show that, unfortunately, there is still a need for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. more »»

Science denial doesn’t stop ice from melting

October 6, 2015 It matters not one whit how many people deny the unequivocal scientific consensus that human-generated emissions are causing global climate change, because the Earth’s ice still keeps melting, right... more »»

Planning needed to ensure region’s energy future

October 5, 2015 Electrical generation and grid reliability aren’t usually front-burner issues for most people. more »»

Summary jury trials for small civil-court cases

October 3, 2015 Local courts in Michigan now have an option for resolving civil disputes more quickly, and with less inconvenience and uncertainty for all partie. more »»

KBIC trail should spark economic development

October 2, 2015 A trail that’s being planned by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community would run along the southern rim of Keweenaw Bay from Zeba to Sand Point. more »»

EPA isn’t out to extinguish your grill

October 2, 2015 It seemed to take Michigan politicians a really long time to recognize the hazards posed by the proposed low-level nuclear waste dump near the shores of Lake Huron at Kincardine, Ontario. more »»

Here’s how high schools can fuel local economy

October 1, 2015 A skilled labor market is the backbone of a vibrant economy. Businesses cannot thrive and survive without skilled labor producing quality goods or providing vital services. more »»

Field is open, race is on for Benishek’s seat

September 30, 2015 Enough is enough. Dr. Dan won’t be making any more house calls in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. U.S. Rep. more »»

Interest in new mineral leases is intriguing

September 29, 2015 The simple fact that a Vancouver, British Columbia, firm has requested a direct mineral lease on property in northern Marquette County had plenty of people in Superiorland buzzing last week with no... more »»

Guns, careless owners need to be locked up

September 28, 2015 Jonathan Kaufman, 3, found a loaded pistol in his dad’s closet. He died. A 12-year-old mentally impaired boy near Kalamazoo took a shotgun from an unlocked gun cabinet. more »»

Vaccinations protect yourself, family from flu

September 26, 2015 The flu season has yet to arrive, but the time for immunizations is here. Health officials emphasize that it’s important to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Flu is a contagious diseas. more »»

Rare, vintage snowmobile worth a museum visit

September 25, 2015 The Upper Peninsula and snow. more »»

Sex scandal exposed weak FOIA policy

September 24, 2015 Enacted nearly 40 years ago, Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act is a vital tool for residents of this state to track what their government is doing and how their tax dollars are being spent. more »»

Leaves turning, fall is here, watch for deer

September 23, 2015 October and November are two of the most dangerous months in Michigan for deer-vehicle crashes. more »»

Nothing’s more important than the Constitution

September 22, 2015 For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it. more »»

Socialist Sanders does Liberty University

September 22, 2015 Self-declared socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered what his supporters must consider the belly of the beast on Monday. more »»

Exemplary work in newborn screening

September 21, 2015 Approximately 6.9 million Michigan newborns have been screened since the start of Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program, leading to life altering diagnoses and treatment for more than 7,200 newborns. more »»

Give to Harvest at Secretary of State offices

September 19, 2015 According to the Food Bank Council of Michigan, 16 percent of the state’s households struggle to put food on the table and 21 percent of children don’t know where their next meal will come from. more »»

Fed government needs to fund Soo Locks study

September 18, 2015 Maintaining the avenues of commerce is a core responsibility of the federal government. Currently, it’s failing big-time at that basic duty. more »»



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