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Editorial

Rare ‘spirit bear’ observed in Upper Peninsula location

The natural resources community and a great many others have been abuzz in recent days about a unique animal sighting. An ultra-rare white black bear, reported to be a male weighing about 100 pounds, has been spotted in the Upper Peninsula, although it’s unclear approximately ...

AmVets thankful for support

This week’s bouquets go to: From AmVets Post 123 of Escanaba: The AmVets Post 123 of Escanaba would like to thank the many individuals and businesses that supported its 4th of July Raffle. Each of you played an important part in supporting our organization by making it possible for us to ...

FOIA exemptions feed public distrust

We have an idea for Michigan’s governor to act on before the next term begins: Expand the state’s Freedom of Information Act laws to apply to the executive office. Then, if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer returns to office, what a positive, meaningful way to start her second term — holding to the ...

Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

Established in 1972, National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates and recognizes hunters and anglers for their immense contributions to fish and wildlife conservation and to society. That year, Congress resolved, “That the President of the United States declare the fourth Saturday of ...

Lawmakers should own their pork

Perhaps the lesson from the Legislature’s massive pork barrel spending sprees is this: Leave a billion dollars lying around, and politicians will find a way to spend it, and not always for the benefit of the taxpayers. That is, as long as there’s no way to hold them accountable. An ...

See Tracks? Think Train

The Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan Operation Lifesaver are partnering together to raise rail safety awareness during Rail Safety Week this week. Although most Americans today know the dangers associated with drunk driving, distracted driving or texting while crossing the ...