Midterms: The first stress test for democracy since Jan. 6

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WASHINGTON — Today is Tuesday, democracy’s favorite day. There’s a lot to talk about in that word. Primaries are upon us. The national news media, especially The Washington Post, can’t get the story straight about former President Donald Trump’s sway in the midterms. Barely a ...

Theology, politics and abortion

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WASHINGTON — The archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, has announced he will no longer allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her refusal to adhere to Catholic doctrine on unborn human life. This continues a battle between Catholic politicians who claim fealty ...


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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2022. There are 218 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, unanimously struck down the National ...

Advice on safe mosquito control this summer


With warmer summer weather finally making its appearance, Michiganders are urged to remember to take precautions against mosquitos, ticks, and the diseases they carry. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is providing guidance for safely choosing and using insect ...

The law and racism

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WASHINGTON — The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital last year for symptoms of ...

Why did Memorial Day change?

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WASHINGTON — Decoration Day was observed on May 30th from 1868 to 1970 to decorate the graves and honor those dying in military service for our country. In 1971 Congress officially made the last Monday in May Memorial Day. On this day, Americans take time to pay respect and decorate the ...