MNA: New poll shows law needed on nurse-patient ratio


It’s long been known that providing skilled nursing can be among the most demanding jobs. At the same time, it’s crucial to keep enough nurses working in the profession to meet public health care needs. So finding ways to attract and retain nurses is essential to making sure our hospitals ...


Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2023. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to ...

More oversight needed of child welfare system


The death of five-year-old Ethan Belcher, a Detroit boy who was abused and tortured, is tragic evidence that Michigan’s foster and welfare system needs more accountability and oversight. Belcher was repeatedly removed from and then reunited with his parents. Children’s Protective Services ...

Open letter to county board

Letters to the Editor

Commissioner John Malnar Commissioner Steven Viau Commissioner Bob Barron Commissioner David Moyle Commissioner Robert Peterson Re: Delta Conservation District Contract Commissioners: The commission should seek legal advice about the recent action by the Delta Conservation ...

Spokesperson needed

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: When there is news, there is usually a spokesperson that holds a press conference, or something similar. This gets the information out to the public, and usually there is a chance to ask questions. I would love to see something like that locally. I would even envision a short, TV or ...

Tired of hearing about China? Stop the cash flow

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Do you get tired of hearing about China? Now we have floating surveillance balloons over our country. We are yet to know for sure what this is about but time will tell. China is probably scouting out the next land or business purchase. They may have come up with an easy way to ...