Fire danger is still high


Fire danger is elevated across the state, so keep fire safety in mind whether your weekend plans including traveling, doing yard work or hitting the trails. “Conditions are dry in much of the state. Be careful with fire, ORVs and outdoor equipment and take precautions to keep yourself and ...

Biden’s age paid off in debt limit crisis

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Ain’t no way to run a railroad, Congress, facing a debt limit crisis. The United States Treasury came close to going over the edge of default -- and danger lingers if Congress doesn’t act to raise the federal borrowing limit like, now. The lesson learned: Republicans who ...

The debt deal: Could it have been better?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — It was either the best deal that could have been reached given the political makeup of the House, Senate and White House, or it was a bad deal that might have been much better had Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans held out for more. Kevin Roberts, president of The ...


Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2023. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal ...

Educational benefits approved for families of Guard members


bipartisan bill signed Saturday by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will lower the cost of higher education for spouses and children of Michigan National Guard members. House Bill 4199 expands eligibility for tuition assistance to National Guard members’ family members and increases the ...

Letter response

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Michael Glass’s recent letter to the editor (May 19) is an equal-opportunity offender. Each paragraph manages to say something derogatory and/or diametrically opposed to the reality of what is happening. Let me elaborate: Paragraph one talks about the need for deliberations in ...