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Be an ethical hunter this season

October 28, 2016 Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources urge deer hunters to engage in an ethical hunt: Buy a license before going out and don’t loan kill tags. more »»

Tax Act already glutted with exemptions

October 27, 2016 You know two things that are absolute certainties: Death and taxes. You may be surprised to learn that the second is not as inevitable as we have always assumed. more »»

Lead poisoning can be prevented

October 26, 2016 Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that could cause significant damage to their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and... more »»

State report on police, community relations step in right direction

October 25, 2016 Give Gov. Rick Snyder credit for wading into the nettlesome issue of police/community relations. more »»

Washington shares blame for Flint

October 24, 2016 Federal officials have worked hard to portray themselves as the cavalry riding to the rescue of residents of Flint, Mich. It turns out they were walking, and slowly, at tha. more »»

Get ready for a U.P. winter

October 22, 2016 Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared Nov. more »»

Voter registration a good trend

October 21, 2016 The Associated Press has reported that nearly 7.5 million Michigan residents have registered to vote, which represents the highest number ever for a presidential election. more »»

Get rid of unwanted prescription drugs

October 19, 2016 On Saturday, Oct. more »»

Threats to bats should be taken seriously

October 17, 2016 It’s getting close to Halloween, so that means an abundance of holiday-related images, like witches, goblins and bats. Depending with whom you speak, witches and goblins don’t exist. more »»

Groups thankful for community support

October 15, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters and Players: The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters and GHS Braves baseball players would like to say thank you to... more »»

Competition needed among drug companies

October 14, 2016 People delighted to learn last week that Mylan Pharmaceuticals will pay the government $465 million to settle a dispute over EpiPens should consider two things: First, the entire EpiPen controversy... more »»

More transparency needed in state budget document

October 13, 2016 The Associated Press broke a story over the weekend — assuming break is the correct word — that profiled a handful of line items in the FY 2017 state budge. more »»

Voters do not want tax dollars spent on private schools

October 12, 2016 This could happen only in Michigan. Lawmakers pass a law that is so clearly unconstitutional, even they recognize it. Then the governor signs it into law. more »»

Reduce taxes on craft liquor

October 11, 2016 The Senate recently passed a bill that would significantly lighten the tax burden on Michigan’s craft distilling industry. That’s a good call. more »»

What next from North Korea?

October 10, 2016 What next from North Korea? One week the rogue dictatorship tests new missiles. The next, it improves its nuclear arsenal. more »»

Never let a good crisis go to waste

October 7, 2016 Never let a good crisis go to waste. The big government crowd operates by that rule, using it as frequently as possible to expand their intrusiveness into our lives. more »»

Even if it’s a good cause, do your own homework

October 6, 2016 In Port Huron alone, IRS databases list hundreds of nonprofit and charitable groups, ranging from 4-H clubs and a hobbyist group that practices decorate painting of household objects to the Communit... more »»

VA officials didn’t deserve bonuses

October 4, 2016 About half the more than 300,000 people who work at the Department of Veterans Affairs received performance-based pay bonuses in 2014, according to a recent investigation. Yes, the VA. more »»

Labor Day holiday enforcement effort helps save lives

October 3, 2016 Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police posts across the state arrested 349 drunk drivers during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown. more »»

Community groups say thank you

October 1, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone School and Public Library: The Gladstone School and Public Library would like to give a big thank you to all of our students, staff, parents,... more »»



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