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Editorial

More roadways fatalities mean drivers forgot their pledge

Cars today have airbags, antilock brakes, traction control. They have back-up cameras, blind spot sensors, inattentive driving alarms. Cars are safer than they have ever been, yet sharing the road with them is increasingly dangerous. We know this in awful, personal ways. John Austin ...

Nessel effort to help protect nursing home residents a great idea

We like a new initiative rolled out recently by state Attorney General Dana Nessel and her crew, aimed at helping protect nursing home patients. What we have here is an online portal that will allow complaints to be filed on behalf of nursing home residents, especially in the area of ...

Change the ground rules of political campaigns

As we all are well-aware, campaigns are officially underway. We know the political messages are carefully crafted by people trained in the art of obfuscation and paid very well for their skill. It’s a shame that people can’t just talk to each other. What if we could ask straightforward ...

Killing Charger signals no turning back on EV transition

Nothing confirms the automotive industry is “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” on the conversion to an all-electric fleet better than Stellantis’ announcement during the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise that it is ending production of two popular and profitable gas-powered muscle ...

Resources for Overdose Awareness Day

Wednesday, August 31 is National Overdose Day. Nearly 2,600 people in the state of Michigan died from drug overdose in 2018, and 2022 data from the CDC shows that the opioid epidemic was worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Opioids are prescribed to provide pain relief. In addition to pain ...

Distracted driving is killing people

Can’t wait to get to your destination before checking that ever-so-important text message? You may want to think again, given a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. U.S. traffic fatalities began to climb two years ago and that deadly trend is continuing in ...