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Kemppainen dismissal the right move

January 4, 2011 Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Makinen did the right thing Monday when he requested, and was granted, a dismissal of charges against Ronald Kemppainen. more »»

Using space heaters safely

December 15, 2010 The Upper Peninsula Power Co. has provided “best practices” when using space heaters. Electric space heaters can help homeowners stay warm this winter if used appropriately and safely. more »»

Give what you can this holiday season

December 11, 2010 One of the most familiar sights of the Christmas season is a Salvation Army bell-ringer with a red kettle soliciting donation. more »»

Pelosi no help to Democrats

November 11, 2010 Democrats in the House of Representatives are well aware that those of them who survived last week’s elections owe no thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. more »»

FAA behind in license revamp

November 10, 2010 Congress in 2004 ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to develop an aviation license that included the pilot's photo as well as the ability to contain biometric information such as... more »»

Now it’s time to keep promises

November 9, 2010 The election is done. The ballots have been cast, counted, and the voters have made their wishes known. Candidates made promises — many promises. Now comes the hard part — keeping them. more »»

Stimulus argument a fallacy

November 5, 2010 By now, the nation’s unemployment rate was supposed to have been below 8 percent - and falling, President Barack Obama assured Americans last year. Instead, it is 9. more »»

TARP bailout still in effect progress

November 4, 2010 A cover-up of sorts is in progress regarding TARP, the astronomically expensive big-business bailout program liberal politicians would prefer voters didn’t think about. more »»

All over but the sign removal

November 3, 2010 By the time you read this, it all will be over. Votes will have been counted. Winners will be rejoicing. Losers will be wondering what, if anything, they should have done differently. more »»

Exit date may not be safest move

November 2, 2010 President Barack Obama’s propensity for placing political concerns ahead of military reality is being spotlighted again this week. Obama has pledged U.S. more »»

Oversight needed on war spending

November 1, 2010 Government is notorious for not worrying much about whether taxpayers’ money is spent wisely. Wars are tailor-made situations for that attitude to flourish. That is precisely what has happened with U. more »»

Benishek the right man

October 29, 2010 Michigan’s 1st Congressional District — the second largest district in land mass east of the Mississippi River — is unique in its conservative traditions and strong family values. more »»

Snyder best candidate for governor

October 28, 2010 Michigan voters will choose Nov. 2 between a nerd and the country’s self-proclaimed “meanest mayor.” We’re urging you consider the nerd. more »»

Understanding Proposal 1

October 27, 2010 Michigan voters, and voters in general, are in an incalculable mood. more »»

School bus safety gets a boost

October 26, 2010 Each day, more than 18,000 school buses transport students to and from school in Michiga. more »»

Political ads on TV reach new level of absurdity

October 25, 2010 With just more than a week to go before election day, there should be great joy that after Nov. more »»

Islamic terrorists still a threat

October 13, 2010 Islamic terrorists hate the United States not because of our culture, but as a result of our government’s foreign policy, we have been told over and over again by apologists for the extremists. more »»

Computers must remain in check

October 12, 2010 Complicated analysis and speed in reacting to it are keys to investing in stock markets. That always has been the case — but computers have sent trading into a whole new dimension. more »»

Constitutional convention won’t cure all

October 1, 2010 Last week we wrote about Constitution Day and the virtues of the U.S. Constitution, which has guided the nation for 222 years. more »»

Federal education funds at issue

September 30, 2010 It’s hard not to be thankful for the $318 million in federal school money promised to Michigan as part of the “edujobs” bill from Congress. more »»



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