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Editorial

McBroom deserves honor bestowed by Detroit News

We were exceedingly pleased to see recently that state Sen. Ed McBroom was named one of several Michiganians of the Year by the Detroit News. McBroom, 40, a Republican farmer from Wacedah Township, made the list because of his chairmanship of the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee, tasked to ...

Great musical at the high school

This week’s bouquets go to: From MIke Olson of Escanaba: Just recently, the Escanaba Music and Drama Departments gave us five nights of performance of their 57th musical. Titled RANKED, the story is about a high school whose students are known primarily for their academic status and the ...

Panel must obey clearly written redistricting law

There’s no wiggle room in the language of the constitutional amendment that established the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission. The law states plainly the commission “shall conduct all of its business at open meetings.” Shall, not may. And yet the 13-member panel redrawing ...

Keep safe from hazards during the holidays

With Thanksgiving travel forecast to rebound 13% from last year, many Americans are ready to reunite with loved ones for the holiday. However, Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays can be a time filled with many potential hazards. “Since safety is at the heart of what we do at AAA, we ...

We all know what needs to be done to crush the curve

It looks like we’re on our own. The “we” refers to Michiganders. And the “on our own” is anything that needs to be done to curb the now-explosive surge of COVID-19 that’s has spread like wildfire in our state during the past few weeks. That spike shows no signs of letting up — ...

Make this firearm deer season a safe season

Nov. 15 marked the first day of Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season, which runs through Nov. 30. It was expected more than 550,000 deer hunters would head into the fields and woods to try their luck, and maybe more importantly, their skill to bring home some venison. According to a ...