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Opinion

COVID-19 vaccine: Part I

Local columns

WASHINGTON — There were many times, I’m sure, when my mother was disappointed in me, but one memory is seared into my brain like rice scorched into the bottom of a forgotten pot on the stove. Imagine it’s your mom’s favorite pot. The one she inherited from the good grandmother. I was ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, March 26, the 85th day of 2021. There are 280 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 26, 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On this ...

Transparency is about public access to government

Editorial

Seeing is believing , and in Michigan, we wouldn’t see much of our government without laws like the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. Those laws are meant to set in stone requirements that guarantee Michiganders have a chance to pop the hood and see the inner workings of ...

West Virginia: Another tax-free heaven?

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WASHUNGTON — West Virginia is unique among America’s 50 states. At a convention in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1861, delegates from Virginia’s northwest counties, which were loyal to the Union, voted to break away from that state over the issue of slavery and their refusal to be part of the ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, March 25, the 84th day of 2021. There are 281 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 25, 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. ...

Benefits of having a family physician recognized

Editorial

The week of March 21-27, 2021, is being recognized by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians as Family Medicine Week in Michigan. The weeklong observance ...