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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 »»

O Canada! No nuke waste dump near Great Lakes

June 5, 2015 Canada is probably America's best friend, alley and neighbor. Other than spewing cold air our way on occasion, Canada does nothing to disrupt that friendship. more »»

Deer disease poses dire threat to Michigan

June 4, 2015 It may be a while before we feel the ripples — and we hope we never will — but Michigan’s suffered a severe blow this week. more »»

Safety always first when on or near water

June 3, 2015 There’s no doubt about it, the Upper Peninsula’s beaches are a popular attraction during the summer months. more »»

Ban cell phone use in road work areas

June 2, 2015 Road construction work is dangerous. Every construction season, highway workers are needlessly killed or injured by inattentive drivers. more »»

‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teens behind wheel

June 1, 2015 According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, we have just recently entered the “100 Deadliest Days,” of summer, that period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen automobile... more »»

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 »»



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