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Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of ...

The climate hustle

Local columns

NEW YORK — I hear that climate change will destroy much of the world. “There will be irreversible damage to the planet!” warns a CNN anchor. Joe Biden says he’ll spend $500 billion a year to fight what his website calls an “existential threat to life.” Really? I’m a ...

Here we go again

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because the law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual. ...

Use caution on roadways as winter season nears

Editorial

As snow begins to fall in some areas, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is launching its winter driving safety campaign to remind drivers A close up of a sign Description automatically generated to slow down and use caution when traveling on slick and snow-covered ...

Salvation Army thanks local businesses

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Salvation Army Major Alex Norton: The Salvation Army would like to thank the businesses that are supporting our Red Kettle campaign this year. It would be wonderful for people in our community to see stores that are helping regardless of COVID ...

Faces and names go with the numbers

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: We would like to thank the families of Karl Norman Kell, John A. “Jack” Manning, John E. Girardi, and any other families that shared with the public through obituaries, that their loved one’s cause of death was due to COVID-19. We feel it is very important that the public ...

Holiday traditions

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: That beautiful time of year is approaching with an occasional tree in someone’s window. We must have our trees and lights on and especially in our hearts and spirit. Viruses have always been with us. What does that have to do with 20/20. All traditions should be honored schools, ...

Semifinal thoughts on Election 2020

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden won the White House, we are reminded almost daily, on his third try, having run unsuccessfully in both 1988 and 2008. It’s funny; I can’t recall, having covered the 1980 presidential race, much ever being made of the fact that that year’s winner, Republican ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 2000, lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush battled before the Florida Supreme Court over whether the presidential election recount ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2020. There are 40 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date: In 1920, the Irish ...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Editorial

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and Michigan, and to highlight the importance of preventing and managing diabetes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed November 2020 as Diabetes Awareness Month in Michigan. This month is dedicated to people across the state living ...

Time to begin to step aside

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Most of us were blessed with parents who encouraged us to master a few of life’s basic lessons even before we began to go to school. Among these were “we can’t win every time”, “we don’t always get what we want” , and “the world does not revolve around us.” Sadly for ...

This Thanksgiving, choose love

Local columns

Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. It’s a holiday with none of the pressures of Christmas. I cook a lot of food and give a lot of hugs. Nothing makes me happier than our house full of the people I love. This preamble is brought to you by a columnist who wants you and those you ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2020. There are 42 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield of ...

How They Voted

Local columns

The Legislature had limited sessions this week with no roll call votes of general interest. Rather than votes, this Roll Call Report describes some recent constitutional amendment proposals of general interest. Senate Joint Resolution Q: Ban banning state employees from communicating with a ...

App is valuable tool as virus cases rise in state, region

Editorial

With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in the Upper Peninsula and Michigan as a whole, it is critical to have tools that help individuals and health officials track the spread of the virus. These tools can take many forms, but earlier this week, the state of Michigan announced the statewide ...

Back the Blue

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: 2020 is a rough year for everyone, COVID-19, elections, limited travel, lost jobs, etc. One group that suffers nationally is the Blue, our law enforcement officers, having to deal with all kinds of disruptions, additional crimes and rioting. Police officers deaths are up 70% since ...

Beijing sends Biden a warning

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. “is more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been ... America First has made America alone.” Biden promised to repair relations with America’s allies. And he appears to have gone ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2020. There are 43 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the ...

Work together to combat virus surge

Editorial

COVID-19 is surging again, a disappointing development but one to be expected as cooling temperatures move people into closer indoor quarters and communal events — Halloween, the election — invite larger gatherings. Hospitals across the state say they are filling up with virus patients, ...