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Drive sober or get pulled over

August 24, 2016 Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are hoping the designated driver gets your vote this election season as stepped up drunk driving... more »»

Drop appeal; Michigan likes straight ticket vote

August 23, 2016 In March, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette was in town reading to elementary school children for March is Reading Month. more »»

Bird treaty was significant policy

August 22, 2016 A noteworthy event was celebrated last week: the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty. more »»

Businesses reach out to help animal shelter

August 20, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: The Delta Animal Shelter would like to thank Dave and Susie Anthony of Northern Sun Winery for hosting an event and donating the money to the shelter. more »»

Child support option a good idea

August 18, 2016 At first blush, the idea of deadbeat dads — or moms — hanging out at the Family Dollar store to get caught up on their obligations to their children seems absurd. more »»

Protect kids against exposure to lead

August 17, 2016 Michigan has begun to see an increase in the percent of children under age 6 with an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) from April through June 2016. more »»

Time to address looming electricity shortage

August 16, 2016 The writing is on the wall for Michigan’s energy future and the picture isn’t pretty for consumers whose paychecks will shoulder bigger utility burdens. more »»

Esky All-Star Major players say thank you

August 13, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Escanaba All-Star Major softball players: The Escanaba All-Star Major softball players and their families would like to thank the community members and... more »»

Enbridge violation should be viewed as serious matter

August 12, 2016 Whether they’re used as a shipping route to transport our natural resources or as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Great Lakes are central to our way of life here in Michigan. more »»

Teachers should help pay for benefits

August 11, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder has made shoring up public employee pension plans a top priority of his administration. But he’s getting little thanks from the workers whose retirement benefits are on the lin. more »»

Michigan lags in quest to make voting easier

August 10, 2016 The anemic turnout in Tuesday’s primary election is a reminder that Michigan maintains some of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. more »»

Respect parents in LGBT policy

August 9, 2016 Michigan’s top education officials are still ironing out a policy that would direct public schools in how to accommodate gay and transgender students. more »»

Be aware of phishing scams

August 8, 2016 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently issued a consumer alert after several Michigan businesses reported receiving a suspicious email from “The Office of The Attorney General. more »»

Hard work made disc golf tourney possible

August 6, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Mary Harris: Bouquets to Jon Harris and the Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club and volunteers for all their hard work and dedication for hosting a first class disc golf... more »»

A day to honor our combat wounded, fallen heroes

August 5, 2016 Each year on Aug. 7, the nation pauses to remember and pay homage to the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. more »»

Watercraft users - don’t harass wildlife

August 4, 2016 Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are reminding personal watercraft (PWC) users there are laws protecting ducks, geese and other waterfowl outside of hunting seasons. more »»

More needs to be done for veterans

August 3, 2016 Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference on Monday. more »»

State doing good work promoting its park system

August 2, 2016 The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract... more »»

Event was boost for the community

July 30, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Paul Gayan of Escanaba and Jim Aley of Poway, Calif. We would like to thank Upper Hand Brewery for the First-Ever Backyard BBQ held last Saturday night. more »»

Obesity comes with a terrible cost

July 30, 2016 The evidence is like something from a Stephen King novel. A plague is sweeping across our country and through our communities. more »»

Tobacco ban good for campus

July 29, 2016 Michigan State University will go tobacco free August 15, following a trend of bans already in place at 1,500 college campuses across the nation. more »»



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