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Forgetful gun owner needs to face charges

June 15, 2015 News item: A Buckley man left a handgun in a downtown Traverse City restaurant’s restroom on Saturday. City police said Pangea’s Pizza Pub employees reported someone left a . more »»

Flower baskets help downtown Escanaba bloom

June 13, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Karen Moore of Escanaba: The City of Escanaba Electric Department put up the hanging flower baskets along Ludington street recentl. more »»

Reforms will raise trust in civil forfeitures

June 12, 2015 In 2010, a national advocacy group said Michigan’s civil forfeiture laws were among the worst in the nation. more »»

Keep Straits of Mackinac pipeline safe and open

June 11, 2015 All pipes can leak. That’s why it’s vital Michigan is doing an extensive review of the safety and monitoring practices of the petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. more »»

100 Deadliest Days for teens behind wheel

June 10, 2015 According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, we have just recently entered the “100 Deadliest Days,” of summer, that period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen automobile... more »»

Keep Straits of Mackinac pipeline safe, open

June 9, 2015 All pipes can leak. That’s why it’s vital Michigan is doing an extensive review of the safety and monitoring practices of the petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. more »»

Think safety when riding ATVs

June 8, 2015 As summer kicks off in Michigan, national ATV Safety Week (June 6-14) is a good opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources to remind riders of important safety tips that can help ensure a... more »»

Community helps good causes

June 6, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Escanaba Heartbreaker softball players: On Sunday, May 31, Escanaba Heartbreaker softball players hit Escanaba neighborhoods with a can and bottle drive. more »»

Blocking the path of embezzlers

June 5, 2015 The headlines suggest the trend: across Michigan, a growing number of embezzlement cases are winding their way through courts. more »»

Keep the Michigan economy competitive

June 4, 2015 A bill working its way through the Legislature would prevent local governments from interfering with state-mandated employer-employee relationships. more »»

Deer illness poses dire threat to Michigan

June 3, 2015 It may be a while before we feel the ripples — and we hope we never will — but Michigan’s suffered a severe blow this week. more »»

Energy policies make no sense

June 2, 2015 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Veterans don’t deserve shabby treatment

June 1, 2015 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Walk-a-Thon benefits U.P. communities

May 30, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From U.P. Pink Power U. more »»

Livestock waste rules are still a disaster

May 29, 2015 It’s astonishing that state officials are congratulating themselves for taking an obvious and small regulatory step to protect Michigan’s lakes and streams. more »»

Put an end to prevailing wage

May 28, 2015 The Legislature is on its way to repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. The measure artificially drives up the costs of public construction projects for schools and other government buildings. more »»

This country needs more manners

May 28, 2015 FLINT — This will probably make the Tea Party types cringe. Actually it’ll probably make them foam at the mouth since I’m about to say something nice about their arch-enemy. more »»


May 28, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year. more »»

Grand theft isn’t grand theft if you steal from taxpayers

May 27, 2015 In headline after headline, public employees and elected officials convicted of stealing public funds here and across the state get sentences completely out of proportion to the seriousness of their... more »»

No better day to quit smoking

May 26, 2015 Each year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective... more »»



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