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Christmas at the shelter

December 24, 2014 ‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, every shelter is full — we are lost but not found. Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, we hope every minute that someone will care. more »»

Beyond pork barrel spending

December 22, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Help was there in a time of need

December 20, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Rita Meunier of Escanaba: On Dec 7, we brought my husband from Green Bay after heart surgery. When he got out of the car his legs gave way. more »»

Make a resolution to be a blood donor

December 19, 2014 The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in Januar. more »»

New gun control debate needed

December 18, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms but about toys that sometimes cause needless deaths of childre. more »»

Amateurs making military decisions? Bad idea

December 17, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Deer harvest about as bad as it has ever been

December 16, 2014 To just about nobody’s surprise, the recently concluded firearm deer season produced one of the smallest harvests in the Upper Peninsula in many years. more »»

Hallowed places deserve special treatment

December 15, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

CIA actions are unacceptable

December 13, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Let’s pay back local retailers

December 12, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Think before you shovel

December 11, 2014 If you have lived in the U.P. for any length of time you will encounter one other inevitable part of life besides death and taxes — shoveling snow. more »»

Body cameras for officers worth expense

December 10, 2014 Dash cameras have become a routine tool in policing in many communities, often funded with U.S. Department of Justice grants. more »»

Don’t let the fox in the hen house

December 9, 2014 What if your local government officials decided it would be a good idea to construct a landfill across the street from your home or business. more »»

Don’t try to micromanage the military

December 8, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Mo-Buddy program says thank you

December 6, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Kris Aiken of Escanaba: A large, fragrant bouquet to the Kiwanis, Rotary, and the ARC for donating to our Mo-Buddy Program at Escanaba High School. more »»

Obama, immigration, and Congress

December 5, 2014 President Barack Obama’s immigration initiative may or may not be good politics, but it is good policy, and it’s the right thing to do. more »»

Improve lobbying disclosure laws

December 4, 2014 Michigan has much room to improve transparency in how lobbyists interact with lawmakers. more »»

Lansing should debate road fix plans

December 3, 2014 At long last, Lansing is beginning to move toward a long-term fix for roads. more »»

Green energy doesn’t live up to the hype

December 2, 2014 “Green” energy sources such as solar and wind power are the answer to all our needs, ultra-liberals claim. more »»

Michiganians favor privatization

December 1, 2014 A University of Michigan survey confirms that more county and municipal governments are turning to privatization to help save money while maintaining services to their residents. more »»



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