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No room for chatter

September 3, 2015 FLINT — Last week I’m watching a “Seinfeld” rerun when the lovely yet formidable Marcia says, “You know what the problem is?” Oh jeez. I hate when she says that because it’s usually me. more »»

 
 
 
Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum

September 3, 2015 ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign — a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the... more »»

Almanac

September 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year. more »»

A Revealing Clue

September 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their... more »»

Almanac

September 2, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the yea. more »»

The upsurge in uncertain work

September 1, 2015 BERKELEY — As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow. more »»

Almanac

September 1, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year. more »»

Dumping old laws

August 27, 2015 FLINT — The state House voted last week to dump nearly 80 outdated or just plain dumb laws. more »»

Presidential hopes undercut by donors

August 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The two returning Republican presidential candidates have struggled to keep their own donors interested. A majority of the 2012 donors to former Texas Gov. more »»

Almanac

August 27, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. more »»

Sorting the Candidates

August 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. more »»

Almanac

August 26, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. more »»

‘Family-friendly’ workplace hypocrisy

August 25, 2015 BERKELEY — Netflix just announced it’s offering paid leave for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. Other high-tech firms are close behind. more »»

How They Voted

August 25, 2015 Last week the House and Senate tried unsuccessfully to negotiate the differences between road funding proposals both bodies have passed. more »»

Almanac

August 25, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, August 25, the 237th day of 2015. There are 128 days left in the year. more »»

Trump defines down the GOP

August 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of... more »»

Almanac

August 24, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. more »»

Breaking the rules

August 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers. more »»

Another education subsidy

August 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college “more affordable.” The U.S. more »»

Almanac

August 22, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, August 22, the 234th day of 2015. There are 131 days left in the year. more »»

Why Bernie Sanders’ big crowds count

August 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Democratic presidential candidates have campaigned in Los Angeles, it has usually been around a private fundraising event featuring Barbra Streisand or Steven Spielberg or George... 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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