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Get ready for a U.P. winter

October 22, 2016 Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared Nov. more »»

Voter registration a good trend

October 21, 2016 The Associated Press has reported that nearly 7.5 million Michigan residents have registered to vote, which represents the highest number ever for a presidential election. more »»

Get rid of unwanted prescription drugs

October 19, 2016 On Saturday, Oct. more »»

Threats to bats should be taken seriously

October 17, 2016 It’s getting close to Halloween, so that means an abundance of holiday-related images, like witches, goblins and bats. Depending with whom you speak, witches and goblins don’t exist. more »»

Groups thankful for community support

October 15, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters and Players: The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters and GHS Braves baseball players would like to say thank you to... more »»

Competition needed among drug companies

October 14, 2016 People delighted to learn last week that Mylan Pharmaceuticals will pay the government $465 million to settle a dispute over EpiPens should consider two things: First, the entire EpiPen controversy... more »»

More transparency needed in state budget document

October 13, 2016 The Associated Press broke a story over the weekend — assuming break is the correct word — that profiled a handful of line items in the FY 2017 state budge. more »»

Voters do not want tax dollars spent on private schools

October 12, 2016 This could happen only in Michigan. Lawmakers pass a law that is so clearly unconstitutional, even they recognize it. Then the governor signs it into law. more »»

Reduce taxes on craft liquor

October 11, 2016 The Senate recently passed a bill that would significantly lighten the tax burden on Michigan’s craft distilling industry. That’s a good call. more »»

What next from North Korea?

October 10, 2016 What next from North Korea? One week the rogue dictatorship tests new missiles. The next, it improves its nuclear arsenal. more »»

Never let a good crisis go to waste

October 7, 2016 Never let a good crisis go to waste. The big government crowd operates by that rule, using it as frequently as possible to expand their intrusiveness into our lives. more »»

Even if it’s a good cause, do your own homework

October 6, 2016 In Port Huron alone, IRS databases list hundreds of nonprofit and charitable groups, ranging from 4-H clubs and a hobbyist group that practices decorate painting of household objects to the Communit... more »»

VA officials didn’t deserve bonuses

October 4, 2016 About half the more than 300,000 people who work at the Department of Veterans Affairs received performance-based pay bonuses in 2014, according to a recent investigation. Yes, the VA. more »»

Labor Day holiday enforcement effort helps save lives

October 3, 2016 Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police posts across the state arrested 349 drunk drivers during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown. more »»

Community groups say thank you

October 1, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone School and Public Library: The Gladstone School and Public Library would like to give a big thank you to all of our students, staff, parents,... more »»

Transparency better under bills in Legislature

September 30, 2016 An important step toward making state government more transparent was taken Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives. more »»

3rd-grade reading’s line in the sand obliterated

September 28, 2016 Why draw the line in the sand at third grade? There is an undeniable logic to demanding that schoolchildren show reading proficiency before moving on to the fourth grad. more »»

House should move Flint relief bills

September 27, 2016 All that stands between Flint and the federal funds it needs to push ahead the rebuilding of its tainted water system is approval by the House of an aid bill that has already sailed through the... more »»

Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

September 26, 2016 September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observation, Welcome Newborns of Delta County is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to... more »»

Community helps out good causes

September 24, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Rapid River Student Council: Rapid River Student Council would like to extend a huge thank you to its fan club for its efforts to make Rapid River High School’s... more »»

Children cannot keep dying at the hands of anyone

September 23, 2016 Thirteen-year-old children should not die of gunshot wounds. That is such a self-evident proposition that debating it would be absurd. more »»



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Just say no to drug ads

January 5, 2016 They are inescapable. It seems that one in every three commercials on television is an ad for a prescription drug designed to treat everything from high cholesterol to erectile dysfunction. more »

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