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EDITOR: I David Phalen have been on the Gladstone City Commission for two years now. A resident Citizen Mike (Mike O’Conner) has sent fliers to all in the city of Gladstone via mail accusing the city of wrong doings. This is really getting under my skin. I have absolutely nothing to gain by ...

Two cases involving children

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EDITOR: “Murder charge in death of child” answered a question I had about the Rapid River girls (Which simply was determined child abuse) in that if hero Peanut had not found the sweet child in the snowbank that day would the “parents” have been charged with murder? Yet, in Mr. ...

Is Liberalism a dying faith?

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WASHINGTRON — Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future. Equality, diversity, ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press In 1945, Taiwan became independent of Japanese colonial rule. In 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was carried live on radio and television; to date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be broadcast. In 1957, mob boss Albert ...

Don’t give auto theft an opportunity

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Auto thefts are on the rise in Michigan. In 2016, Michigan reported 20,477 stolen vehicles and current data indicates that 2017 is on track to potentially surpass those numbers. A vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States with nearly half of those thefts involving an unlocked ...

Is Trump unraveling?

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BERKELEY — Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview with the New York Times that Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the ...

How They Voted –

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House Bill 4583: Use “orphaned” fuel tank cleanup revenue for other purposes Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on October 10, 2017 To divert money from a 7/8 cent per gallon gas tax originally levied to pay for cleanups of leaking underground fuel tanks that were abandoned decades earlier ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2017. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in Detroit, “I shall go to Korea” as he ...

Rules governing VA don’t make sense

Editorial

It seems obvious that the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs needs to have in place — and enforce — a strong code of ethics. Ask any military veteran victimized by “wait-list” schemes at some VA hospitals. But should a VA doctor be told he cannot help educate budding health ...

The critical importance of reading

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ESCANABA — Recently, Michigan passed legislation to address reading at the kindergarten through third grade levels. The new law has many parts, but the piece receiving most attention requires schools to retain third graders who are at least one year behind in reading. This requirement phases ...

The fatal conceit of planning for the future

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WASHINGTON — Kevin Hassett evidently has not received the memo that economics is “the dismal science.” The ebullient chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers is relishing the intellectual feast of applying to policymaking the predictive tools of a science that was ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2017. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1942, during World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein (el ah-lah-MAYN’) in ...

A helping hand for those who served

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Sgt. Gerald Alexander, 1430th Eng. Co., Gladstone: Sgt. Gerald Alexander, 1430th Eng. Co., Gladstone, would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the people of the Warrior Relief Fund for helping and giving him assistance with his health ...

Politically correct college life

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EDITOR: Football, Greeks, Western Civilization Has college life changed much in past years? The PC (Politically Correct) police are now in charge. Parents - -beware of where you send your college-age children. Over 90 percent of of professors today claim to be liberal, progressive and ...

A CNN Smear

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NEW YORK — Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear? Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1917, members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville (luhn-nay-VEEL’), France, became the ...

Get rid of unwanted prescription drugs

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The Michigan State Police (MSP) — including the Gladstone Post — is again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. MSP’s 30 posts will participate in the one-day ‘Take-Back’ effort from ...

Who will not be the 2020 presidential nominee

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WASHINGTON — In 1963, the legendary Russell Baker, writing in The New York Times, explained how we in the press, years before the nation’s next presidential campaign, are miraculously able to agree upon who qualify — and, perhaps more importantly, who do not qualify — as plausible White ...

Trump and Obamacare

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WASHINGTON — Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the secretaries of the treasury and health and human services to cease making payments to health care insurance companies in behalf of the more than 6 million Americans who qualify for these payments under ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1967, a jury in Meridian, Mississippi, convicted seven men of violating the civil rights of slain civil rights workers ...