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Precautions have to be kid-proof

October 31, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area today, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the doo. more »»

Watch out for fall wildfires

October 30, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to reminding hunters, and everyone else outside enjoying the fall weather, to be cautious while lighting campfires and using woodstoves this seaso. more »»

Mr. Trudeau please stop Lake Huron nuke dump

October 29, 2015 Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau: Congratulations on your party’s victory this week in Canadian national elections. Nearly 70 percent of eligible Canadians cast votes in Monday’s federal election. more »»

GOP: Try harder, try again

October 27, 2015 For years we’ve urged lawmakers to pass a deal to fund repairs of Michigan’s decrepit roads. more »»

Make Halloween fun and safe

October 26, 2015 With Halloween soon upon us, here are some tips to make the holiday fun and safe for everyone. Pumpkin Carving - With young children, suggest painting or decorating the pumpkin rather than carvin. more »»

Toys for Tots says thanks to supporters

October 24, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots: The Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots would like to send out a big thank you to each and everyone who... more »»

Blood donations needed before the holidays

October 22, 2015 The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swin. more »»

Get ready for another winter

October 21, 2015 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 »»

Line inspection data critical to confirming company safety claims

October 20, 2015 It’s always good to be prepared for an emergency. That’s why schools conduct several fire, tornado and lockdown drills every year and area emergency crews are regularly trainin. more »»

Lead exposure still a concern

October 19, 2015 Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »»

Teachers say thanks for ‘Filling the Bus’

October 17, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Rapid River Education Association: The teachers of Rapid River Education Association would like to send their deep appreciation to the Rapid River community and... more »»

Good cyber hygiene is best protection

October 16, 2015 Already this year, Michigan residents and businesses have lost more than $20 million to cybercriminals, according to data from the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. more »»

Releasing drug offenders from prison dangerous

October 15, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approach. more »»

An obscure failure of government

October 14, 2015 Flint water crisis: There’s good news: The City of Flint could soon reconnect to the Detroit Water and Sewer Department, a water source that doesn’t leach lead from aging pipes into the municipal... more »»

Baseball boosters say thank you

October 10, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters, coaches and team: Slam Fall Classi. more »»

Abusing power and getting away with it

October 9, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Talk to kids about bullying

October 8, 2015 The Michigan State Police is encouraging parents and teachers to talk to students about what to do if they experience or witness an act of bullying. more »»

Parole reforms promise prison cost savings

October 7, 2015 “He who opens a school door, closes a prison,” said French author Victor Hugo. Perhaps it’s not an apples and oranges comparison. more »»

Scrapping shuttle program a mistake

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Veterans group says thank you

October 3, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From William Porath, commander, Disabled American Veterans: Thank you to all the people that supported us during our annual Forget-Me-Not Fundraiser. God Bless America. more »»



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