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No silver bullet for gun violence in this nation

June 23, 2015 Yet another mass shooting — this one much, much closer to home — and still, no one has any answers to the gun violence that continues to plague this great nation. more »»

Restricting fireworks is show of respect

June 22, 2015 Other U.P. cities have followed Iron Mountain in restricting the use of fireworks by area residents. more »»

Amendment to cut MDOT costs worth considering

June 20, 2015 Lawmakers in the State House and State Senate are working on plans to improve Michigan roads. This is no easy assignment. The state budget that Gov. more »»

Are you prepared for an emergency during vacation?

June 19, 2015 With the weather warming and schools recessing for the summer, the Michigan State Police is encouraging citizens to prepare for emergencies while on vacation. more »»

Herp Atlas documenting herpetofauna

June 19, 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 »»

Marine’s death underscores need for aftercare

June 18, 2015 On Saturday, an American Marine from Tennessee named Mark will be honored at the DeYoung Family Zoo when one of his U.S. more »»

Reforms will raise trust in civil forfeitures

June 17, 2015 In 2010, a national advocacy group said Michigan’s civil forfeiture laws were among the worst in the nation. more »»

Public university boards claim immunity to Open Meetings Act

June 16, 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 »»

Given its choices, NRC made right call on deer hunt

June 15, 2015 The Michigan Natural Resources Commission, the policy-making arm of the Department of Natural Resources, voted this week to eliminate doe permits for bow hunters for the upcoming 2015-16 season in... more »»

Drug court is enlightened justice strategy

June 13, 2015 Whenever a politician boldly claims support for “law and order,” that’s usually code for locking up convicts and figuratively throwing away the key. Punishment. No compassion allowed. more »»

Severe winter of 2013-14 has lingering effects

June 12, 2015 As the summer season draws near, thoughts of picnics, swimming, boating and other warm-weather activities come to mind, with any thoughts of the winter season far behind us. more »»

Stay safe while operating ATVs

June 12, 2015 As summer kicks off in Michigan, national ATV Safety Week (June 6-14) is a good opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources to remind riders of important safety tips that can help ensure a... more »»

Dianda’s plan addresses box store tax shelter

June 11, 2015 Recently, we called for action on the big box store crisis affecting Upper Peninsula communities. State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has offered a solutio. more »»

Rush is just figuring out he's not normal

June 10, 2015 I am not normal. This, I learned from a news story 35 years ago. The details have faded with the passage of time, but the gist of it remains clear. more »»

Why the Bidens matter

June 10, 2015 DOVER, Del. — The passing at only 46 of Beau Biden, the elder son of Vice President Joe Biden and a former attorney general of Delaware, is particularly poignant. more »»

Forgetful gun owner needs to face charges

June 10, 2015 News item: A Buckley man left a handgun in a downtown Traverse City restaurant's restroom on Saturday. City police said Pangea's Pizza Pub employees reported someone left a . more »»

Keep Straits of Mackinac pipeline safe, open

June 10, 2015 All pipes can leak. That's why it's vital Michigan is doing an extensive review of the safety and monitoring practices of the petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. more »»

Cost of systemic racism too high for taxpayers

June 9, 2015 About $178.67 for every household. That’s what Inkster residents will pay to settle a lawsuit brought by Floyd Dent, the 57-year-old Detroit man viciously beaten last January by an Inkster cop. more »»

Bicycle riders also have rights to use roadways

June 8, 2015 It’s official. Americans are becoming bicycle riders. more »»

Deposit discovery just the start of a long process

June 6, 2015 When Rio Tinto started staking out its Eagle Mine in northern Marquette County, many people thought it was the start of another mining boom in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

 
 

 

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