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More prevention needed to curb youth violence

September 1, 2014 This summer has had a bleakness. Not just coolness of the thermometer, but a heartbreaking chill that accompanies seeing images of parents mourning the loss of a child. more »»

Volunteers made fair booth possible

August 30, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Right To Life of Delta County: “Special thanks, to each and every person who volunteered their time or donated funds and offered to help make the “CHOOSE LIFE”... more »»

Use a seat belt, drive sober during Labor Day weekend

August 29, 2014 Many local residents will be hitting the road over the holiday weekend. Some of those drivers won’t be wearing seat belts or will make the dangerous decision to drive drunk. more »»

Water crisis has lessons for Michigan

August 28, 2014 Who would have thought that in 2014 a major American city, located in the midst of the world’s largest freshwater resource, could lose its drinking water due to a contamination scare? Yet that’s jus... more »»

With great police firepower comes great responsibility

August 27, 2014 Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers. more »»

Let inspectors do their jobs

August 25, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrat. more »»

Volunteers help U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association

August 23, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association: The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association says thank you. The U.P. State Fair for 2014 was a huge success. The U.P. more »»

U.S. carries a dangerous debt

August 22, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in histor. more »»

Legislature should amend state’s civil rights law

August 21, 2014 The election is over and so, too, is the infighting among Republicans trying to win over conservative voters. more »»

More safety needed for our waters

August 20, 2014 The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities contains more than 60 pages of rules and regulations that apply to Michigan boater. more »»

Keep corporations home with tax reform

August 19, 2014 Walgreens has decided it will not relocate its corporate headquarters from the United States to Switzerland by acquiring a Swiss drugstore chain. more »»

Is history repeating itself?

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

Grocery slips help Delta Animal Shelter

August 16, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: Thanks to everyone who drops off or mails their Super One slips to the Delta Animal Shelter. Super One donated $1,148.87 for turning in those slips. more »»

Nuke dump too close to Great Lakes

August 15, 2014 Not in my backyard is the standard response of most nuclear waste dump opponents. But proponents’ pat response is the stuff nobody wants still has to go somewher. more »»

Water crisis must be a wake-up call

August 14, 2014 If what happened in Toledo last weekend doesn’t scare you, it should. In a modern U.S. more »»

What’s the contingency plan Obama?

August 13, 2014 Given President Barack Obama’s record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

Citizens, study for November election

August 12, 2014 With the dust settled and the primary ballots counted, Michigan moves forward to a general election that will have much impact on mid-Michigan. more »»

The other side of the coin

August 11, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

Community gave support to Music Mondays

August 9, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Blues for a Cause: Big thanks are extended to everyone who helped make the Music Mondays in Ludington Park such a success. more »»

Kids Count offers sobering statistics

August 7, 2014 For 25 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been compiling valuable information on the well-being of children, both nationally and in individual states. more »»



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