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Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2020. There are 113 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term ìUnited Statesî official, replacing ìUnited Colonies.î ...

How They Voted

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Senate Bill 745, Authorize temporary increase in unemployment benefits and more: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To appropriate $2.87 billion federal dollars to cover the additional $300 per week boost to unemployment benefits authorized in August by a federal “Lost Wages Assistance ...

Tell school personnel thank you

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Janet Lindstrom: Thank you administration, teachers, clerical and support staff for committing yourself to going back to school for the children of our community. Thank you parents for in trusting your children to our schools. You are all courageous and ...

Resources highlighted during Suicide Prevention Week

Editorial

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention and national and local suicide prevention organizations have been working tirelessly to halt the growth of suicide rates in Michigan. As part of the effort, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ...

A better president

Local columns

NEW YORK — The media obsess about Trump/Biden, but another candidate will be on every state ballot: Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, is very different from Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Instead of promising government ...

The lesson behind Falwell’s fall

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WASHINGTON — The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior that falls short of the university’s code of conduct — not to mention Scripture — is another in a long list of object lessons each generation of Christians ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a ìfull, free, and absolute pardonî to former President Richard Nixon ...

Has President Trump incited violence?

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WASHINGTON — All states have laws that prohibit assault and destruction of others’ property. States and the federal government also have laws that prohibit bystanders from encouraging others to engage in violence. The latter is known as incitement. When violence has erupted in American ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2020. There are 117 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games, killing ...

September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Editorial

Michigan Governor Whitmer has declared September 2020 as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month to highlight the importance of preventing sleep-related infant deaths. A baby in Michigan dies nearly every other day due to sleeping in an unsafe sleep environment – that’s over 140 babies every ...

Coin shortage

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: What is behind the “coin shortage due to COVID”? I have asked tellers at the bank, and they have all of the coins they need. Meijer and Walmart switched their self-check registers to “card only “ some time ago. There was an excuse given to me that doesn’t hold water. I was ...

Want to boost economic growth?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Intellectuals are supposed to speak truth to power. Unfortunately, some seem to be more interested in saying what everyone expects them to say, which only reinforces the status quo. Thankfully, a few scholars are resisting this trend, fighting for what is true rather than what is ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2020. There are 118 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve. On this date: ...

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Editorial

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to remind veterans and their loved ones through the Be There campaign that small actions can make a big difference to veterans experiencing difficult times. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in ...

To be or not to be

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: To be or not to be remains a legitimate question. To riot or not to riot should never have to be asked. Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, St. Louis, Whatever city is next. I cannot think of any of my family, neighbors, or people in this area who would ever choose or ever chose to ...

Get over it U.P. lawmakers

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I was sent one of many forms- Be a part of Michigan Future. The material that was in the 16 pages was very well put together, although there were a few got you questions — one was the (optional page 12-13) Why do you want to - How you affiliate with - 500 word each. Now if you ...

The real threat to law and order is Trump

Local columns

BERKELEY — To be re-elected, Donald Trump knows he has to distract the nation from the pandemic that he has flagrantly failed to control — leaving more than 180,000 Americans already dead, tens of millions jobless and at least 30 million reportedly hungry. So he’s counting on the ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2020. There are 119 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 2005, President George W. Bush ordered more than 7,000 active duty forces to the Gulf Coast as his administration ...

Get your flu shot

Editorial

We agreed with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this week when she urged state residents to get their flu shot in the weeks ahead. Whitmer, who Tuesday, during a COVID-19 update and press conference demonstrated to the public how easy it was to get a flu shot by getting one herself, urged residents to ...

Mail in voting – safe?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Mr. Nino Greene, over 800 ballots were mailed to dead people. We received ballot applications for people who lived here over six years ago. Dead people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Don’t bother them. ts tough enough to be dead, they can’t fill out the forms or sign their ...