Transparency is the best policy


The issue: Michigan State Police released the name of a man killed on the road by an unmarked MSP car Our view: Law enforcement agencies need to apply a policy of transparency with an even hand across the state The death of Samuel Sterling is a tragedy. The 25-year-old Grand Rapids man ...


Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 145th day of 2024. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds ...

And the Oscar goes to… DEI participants

Local columns

WASHINGTON — I never “wanted” to get anything because I was Black, but I never wanted to be “denied” anything because I was Black either. Fairness - we want to have a fair opportunity to compete, fair evaluations, and enforcement of our laws. And this is what all Americans should ...

President Biden’s disappointing Morehouse speech

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The academic year is coming to an end, thankfully. It has been characterized by some of the worst antisemitism since the Nazi regime and demonstrations by campus (and non-campus) radicals, many of whom appear to have been indoctrinated by professors whose anti-American, ...

Serve summer safe with food safety


Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff for summer, and as the weather heats up, so do the number of meals that will be served outside. Whether you’re eating with friends at the pool or family in a backyard cookout, food should be served safe to avoid foodborne illness. As you start to ...

Memorial Day – Freedom isn’t free

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: In March of 1994 Patty Loveless sang, “Life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same.” Was she right? Judge Judy says, “Beauty fades, stupid is forever.” Is she right? King Solomon said, “there is nothing new under the sun!” Was he right? Movies open with a ...