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It’s easier to waste our money

April 25, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Community helps worthy causes

April 23, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Project C.A.R.E.: Many thanks to all who helped to make Project C.A.R.E.’s extra Soup Supper the success it was... more »»

Consider being an organ donor

April 21, 2016 An estimated 18 people a day die in the United States while waiting for an organ to become available for transplant, according to national statistics. more »»

Raising awareness about sexual assault

April 21, 2016 Rape. The word alone forces the mind to shy away into dark and terrifying corners of our imagination. But this crime, at times discussed in whisper or behind closed doors, has some ghastly statistics. more »»

Get the lead out of drinking water

April 20, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder’s call for much tighter lead standards in Michigan will be expensive to achieve, but it is an essential investment. more »»

Banning books is the tool of small minds

April 19, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. more »»

Spring is the season for wildfires

April 18, 2016 Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in April, May and Jun. more »»

Many hands make area fund drives successful

April 16, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From: Allan Blahnik and Jim Gallagher, Co-Chair’s of K of C MI Drive. more »»

IRS scams go beyond tax deadline

April 15, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service warns that scammers may try using the April 18 tax deadline to prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS and others with fake phone calls and emails. more »»

Crisis highlights need for more water testing

April 13, 2016 Seventy-one percent of the Earth's surface is covered by it and humans could not survive without it, but surprisingly little is known about what's in water flowing from taps across the U.S. more »»

UAW traded jobs for short-term gain

April 12, 2016 UAW President Dennis Williams called the recent announcement that Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.6 billion and 2,800 jobs in a new Mexico plant a “disappointment” and “very troubling. more »»

Distracted driving takes a heavy toll

April 11, 2016 In 2013 more than 380 people in Michigan were injured in crashes where a driver was reported as being distracted. more »»

Good Samaritans help at accident

April 9, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Joel Frizzell: To the Samaritans. more »»

Lower jobless rate positive, but work remains

April 8, 2016 While it is encouraging that the state of Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest levels in more than a decade, there is still much more to do. more »»

Severe spring weather no stranger to state

April 7, 2016 While spring can bring warm weather and flowers, it can also bring severe weather in Michigan. Just look at what’s happened in Delta County since the official arrival of sprin. more »»

No age limit for immunizations

April 6, 2016 Vaccines are not just for kids! Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. more »»

Be cautious about the info you spread

April 4, 2016 “With great power comes great responsibility.” - Ben Parker, “Spider Man” The digital revolution has brought us smartphones and social media and worldwide social change. more »»

Investment in public education a key to growth

April 2, 2016 With child poverty in the rise during the past several years, one theory on how we can break that trend is by increasing put investment in public education. more »»

Fixing government is job one

April 1, 2016 Point a finger in any direction and you’ll identify a government agency or actor that failed in the Flint water crisis. more »»

Early detection of cancer saves lives

March 31, 2016 Medical experts have been telling us for years that many types of cancer — including colon cancer — can be successfully treated, if it’s discovered early enoug. more »»



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