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Opinion

Close loophole that’s flooding Whitmer with cash

Editorial

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has become adept at finding legal loopholes to work around the state Legislature on budget matters and COVID-19 restrictions. Now she’s found one she can slip through to sidestep campaign finance laws and raise millions of additional dollars for her reelection ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2021. There are 149 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History On August 4, 1987, the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and ...

Eviction meets lack of affordable housing

Editorial

Last month renters facing eviction got a breather in the form of a one-month extension of the federal moratorium. The eviction moratorium was put in place to keep people and families out of emergency housing in the wake of COVID-19-related layoffs and closures. Done by way of the Centers for ...

The virus is back

Local columns

BERKELEY — Despair is worse after hope is briefly ignited. I don’t know about you, but I was elated earlier this spring when it seemed as if Donald Trump and COVID-19 were gone, and Joe Biden appeared to be getting the nation rapidly back on track. Now, much is sliding backwards. It’s ...

COVID panic, round 2

Local columns

WASHINGTON — As best I recall, the sequence of statements coming from the government and “experts” since the beginning of COVID-19 has gone something like this: You don’t need to wear a mask and it’s no more serious than the flu; you do need to wear a mask, though the virus is so ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the ...