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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, March 21, the 80th day of 2022. There are 285 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 21, 1965, civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their third, successful march from ...

Still time to help Delta County Cancer Alliance

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: The Delta County Cancer Alliance Board would like to remind the community that there is still time to submit a donation to the Alliance for the Gold Envelope Fundraising Campaign. The fundraiser kicked off in early February when Gold envelopes were included in ...

Deeper and deeper in debt

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WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Biden claimed he would, be “the only president to ever cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion in a single year.” While this is technically true, he ignores the fact that the reduction in the deficit will be due to the decreased ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, March 19, the 78th day of 2022. There are 287 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 19, 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin ...

Whitmer should support pause in state gas tax

Editorial

As gas and diesel prices continue to climb, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appears ready to get her veto pen out and stop a Michigan legislative move to pause the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. Legislative proponents say, not unreasonably, we believe, that the state has sufficient reserves to ...

Breaking Trump’s heart in Moscow

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WASHINGTON — OVERHEARD in MOSCOW — If I am in the Russian president’s head — and I am indeed the one mighty Vladimir Putin — then I’m fighting mad that Ukraine is running away from home, from Mother Russia. I’m even more mad that Ukraine is fighting hard, fighting well against my ...