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Holding kids back not the answer

March 15, 2016 Ample research tells us that students who haven’t met grade-level standards can’t be “fixed” by forcing them to repeat a grade, but it’s a notion that won’t die in state legislatures — including... more »»

Early detection key to fighting cancer

March 14, 2016 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March offers a perfect opportunity to talk to your doctor and ask yourself, as well as family and friends, if it is time for colorectal cancer screenin. more »»

Warm communities help CAA drive

March 12, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Julie Moberg, Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency executive director, and Cathy Pearson, CAA executive assistant: We take so much comfort knowing ou... more »»

Eisenhower would have been appalled

March 10, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a report this week that some Navy SEALs have to share rifles. more »»

Nancy Reagan was integral part of presidency

March 9, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Celebrate March by giving blood

March 7, 2016 During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. more »»

Celebrate March by giving blood

March 5, 2016 During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. more »»

FEMA action needs more than a slap of the wrist

March 4, 2016 The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s former chief security officer knew two people he hired in 2011 had criminal backgrounds, an inspector general’s report has revealed. more »»

Government should be worried about its computer security

March 3, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Press shouldn’t let Trump intimidate

March 2, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Don’t clarify gag order, get rid of it

March 1, 2016 Michigan lawmakers banned free speech with Public Act 269 of 2015. After widespread outrage, Gov. more »»

America’s allies must be able to rely on us

February 29, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

Additional funding not needed for Zika

February 27, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Technology driving privacy issues

February 26, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Judge adds heft to school debate

February 25, 2016 Lawmakers still aren’t showing much enthusiasm for the bills that would send millions of dollars to Detroit Public Schools and create a more stable foundation for the district’s future. more »»

DPS legislation is an insult

February 24, 2016 What is the state House of Representatives thinking? Wait, that one’s too easy. more »»

Food stamp rule will make life tougher

February 23, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re back. more »»

Frostbite still a danger during mild winter

February 22, 2016 Frostbite is a serious tissue destroying disorder. It is something that is not often anticipated in relatively mild winter temperatures. more »»

Baseball teams get helping hand

February 20, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters: The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters In. more »»

State must help schools keep tech current

February 19, 2016 Legislative efforts to expand the ways that school districts could spend sinking fund taxes make sense — for those that can afford it. more »»



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