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Wanted: Sincere effort to balance the budget

January 31, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

 
 
 
Remember the Holocaust

January 30, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

3rd grade reading moves to the top of education agenda

January 29, 2015 For the next two years, education policy in Michigan is going to flow through Hollan. more »»

FOIA reform measure adds much transparency

January 28, 2015 Holding Michigan government more accountable just got a bit easier. Gov. more »»

Will Michigan sink or swim in river of opportunity?

January 27, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sees life as a vast river of opportunity, carrying Michiganders toward whatever fate awaits. It’s oddly abstract for our accountant governor, a self-described ner. more »»

Tax hikes would be far reaching

January 26, 2015 One reason recovery from the “Great Recession” has been so lackluster is that job creators — investors and companies with money to expand the economy — have been worried about what President Barack... more »»

Anonymous donor spread joy

January 24, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Angie Gardner of Escanaba: I would like to send a great, big thank you to the anonymous donor who gave a very generous contribution to our Early Childhood families... more »»

What’s the plan to fight terrorism?

January 23, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

Remember what happened in 1973

January 22, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Forgotten victims of terrorism

January 21, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Coordinated efforts protected vital U.P. land tract

January 20, 2015 The natural beauty of the southern shore of Lake Superior and the adjacent lands in the Upper Peninsula are becoming more widely known, and efforts to protect them in their natural state are... more »»

Radon is an invisible killer

January 19, 2015 January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States. In the U.S., one in 15 homes are affected by elevated radon levels. more »»

Generosity made holidays brighter in Delta County

January 17, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Angie Gardner of Escanaba: I would like to send a great, big thank you to the anonymous donor who gave a very generous contribution to our Early Childhood families... more »»

Last year’s headline still dangerous

January 16, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Snyder must step up on social issues

January 15, 2015 Rick Snyder kicked off his second term as governor this week insisting that he will step on the gas to get things done and will not accept lame duck status just because he’s term-limited. more »»

Blood alcohol change a good idea

January 15, 2015 We support legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law recently, toughening the legal threshold for intoxication for snowmobilers and boaters. more »»

Snyder must step up on social issues

January 14, 2015 Rick Snyder kicked off his second term as governor this week insisting that he will step on the gas to get things done and will not accept lame duck status just because he’s term-limited. more »»

A clear message from voters

January 13, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

January is Stalking Awareness Month

January 12, 2015 During National Stalking Awareness Month, the Michigan State Police is seeking to educate citizens about how to identify stalking and how to report this serious crime. more »»

Questions for a nominee

January 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate confirmation hearings put nomines on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb. more »»

Almanac

January 12, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2015. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 12, 1915, the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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The U.P.'s most valuable resource

December 5, 2014 Sometimes we take for granted what is probably the most precious resource the Upper Peninsula has to offer — the people who live here. more »

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