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Veterans groups say thank you

August 29, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From The Disabled American Veterans Delta County Chapter 24: “We want to thank everyone who made our summer raffle a huge success. more »»

Rank the Candidates

August 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — My list of best to worst possible presidents: —Rand Paul (R) —Gary Johnson (Libertarian) —Carly Fiorina (R) —Jeb Bush (R) —Ted Cruz (R) —Scott Walker (R) —Rick Perry (R) —Marco Rubio (R... more »»

U.S. and UK politics are mirror images

August 29, 2015 LONDON — It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. more »»


August 29, 2015 Today is Saturday, August 29, the 241st day of 2015. There are 124 days left in the yea. more »»

Your Lawmakers

August 29, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

What, when to recover costs for emergency calls?

August 28, 2015 A factory’s fire alarm sounds at the dispatch center and fire trucks roll, only to find it is yet another false alarm. There’s no smoke, let alone a fire. more »»

Suffrage strategy for a hard road forward

August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — If only Hillary Clinton and Alice Paul could have a cup of coffee. A major figure in American history, suffrage champion Paul was a political strategist with few equals. more »»


August 28, 2015 Today is Friday, August 28, the 240th day of 2015. There are 125 days left in the year. more »»

Wrongful conviction legislation is flawed

August 27, 2015 Legislation proposing Michigan compensate people who have been wrongly convicted contains a serious and, we hope, fatal fla. more »»

Legislature fails again on roads

August 26, 2015 There is plenty of blame to go around in the latest collapse of negotiations in Lansing on a road funding deal, but a large piece of it falls on an unexpected party: Gov. Rick Snyder. more »»

Mueller deserves highest honor

August 25, 2015 American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorists. more »»

World War I memorial is long overdue

August 24, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. more »»

Many helped make fishing derby a success

August 22, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone Masonic Lodge 396 F & AM Thanks to all for making our June 13 Children’s Fishing Derby a summer highlight. Our annual Thomas A. more »»

Keep fireworks out of public’s hands

August 21, 2015 The Fourth of July passed more than a month ago, but in many Northern Michigan neighborhoods the skies still light up with fireworks into the overnight hours on some days. more »»

House of Ludington plans hard to swallow

August 20, 2015 The potential sale of one of Escanaba’s historic landmarks has been gaining the attention — and scrutiny — of the community the past few weeks. more »»

U.S. parks fund deserves renewal, permanent funding

August 19, 2015 It seems everything in Washington, D.C., can generate controversy these days — even the Land and Water Conservation Fund. more »»

Social Security must change or perish

August 17, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

Make good on tuition promise

August 17, 2015 Of the many ways Native Americans have been mistreated since Europeans invaded, it’s hard to imagine anything more cynical in recent decades than what Lansing lawmakers have done. more »»

Businesses, groups make events successful

August 15, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: Hardwick Memorial Golf Outing Crew... more »»

U.P. State Fair part of area’s heritage

August 14, 2015 It’s that time of year again. Summer is starting to wind down, but not before the U.P. State Fair takes center stage. Like other years, the 2015 U.P. more »»

Biden should stay out of the race

August 13, 2015 Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s misbehavior while she was secretary of stat. more »»



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