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Quit smoking for the holidays

December 21, 2015 The holiday season has arrived, and there is no better time for people to adopt a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle. more »»

Food donations always needed

December 19, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Ruth Johnson, Michigan Secretary of State: Michiganians are so generous and so kind. They always step up to help others, to lend a hand. more »»

Give the gift of a sober lift

December 18, 2015 The perfect gift for that hard to shop for person is the ideal price and just a click away with a new Designated Driver Gift Car. more »»

Make sure children are vaccinated

December 17, 2015 Following recent reports of chickenpox outbreaks around the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date on vaccinations... more »»

Voting bills may have partisan motives

December 16, 2015 Michigan lawmakers just don’t trust voters. The Legislature is about to eliminate straight-ticket voting because, it is claimed, voters who complete their ballots that way haven’t done their homework. more »»

Everyone deserves due process of law

December 15, 2015 Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists?” In both the U.. more »»

Foster Grandparent Program fundraiser hits new heights

December 12, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Georgie Safford, Upper Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program Foundation: The 31st Upper Peninsula Foster Grandparent Foundation fundraiser is wrapping up for the year. more »»

New resource offered to help aging drivers

December 11, 2015 Michigan has one of the oldest populations in the country. more »»

Action needed on Iran’s missle buildup

December 10, 2015 At least President Barack Obama has been candid about what he plans to do about Iran’s missile buildup: nothing. more »»

United front needed to fight terrorism

December 9, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Remember those in need this holiday season

December 7, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from nee. more »»

Sesquicentennial in Rock involved efforts of many

December 5, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Judy Trudell, Maple Ridge Township supervisor: The Maple Ridge Township Board would like to send a bouquet thanking everyone involved in Rock’s 2015 Sesquicentennia... more »»

Good reasons to shop locally

December 4, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

State should fix tax code to attract IT jobs

December 2, 2015 The $5 billion data center proposed for the Grand Rapids area gives Michigan another opportunity to make its tax policy competitive for attracting jobs and investment. more »»

Optional kindergarten is an outdated idea

December 1, 2015 That 5-year-olds aren’t required to attend kindergarten in Michigan was surprising enough. Even more surprising is that kindergarten is optional for school districts in a handful of states. more »»

Crime doesn’t take a holiday

November 30, 2015 The holidays, a time for cheer, hope and joy, are here, but with them can come an increase in crime. more »»

We are at war with an ideology

November 27, 2015 One reason Americans should be upset our president refuses to acknowledge the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism is that may result in dangerous complacenc. more »»

Room for balance on dark stores tax issue

November 25, 2015 Local governments across Michigan say they are losing millions of dollars in taxes and facing cuts in services because big box retailers such as Target and Home Depot are arguing a “dark store”... more »»

Help your fellow hunter, follow the law

November 24, 2015 Nov. 15, marked the opening of firearms deer-hunting season across Michiga. more »»

Days numbered for county gun boards

November 23, 2015 Changes that standardize how a concealed pistol license (CPL) is issued or renewed in Michigan take on effect Dec. more »»



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