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Need for blood donors is always there

September 14, 2015 The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September. more »»

Tribute to a caring community

September 12, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Gail Maxwell of Powers: Once again, I am moved to write a few words to honor the folks of Powers, Spalding, Hermansville, Daggett, Wilson — on and on — you know who... more »»

Pot the new smoke of choice for college students

September 11, 2015 A University of Michigan survey of full-time college students revealed a surprising fact: More students are smoking pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days than are smoking... more »»

Pot the new smoke of choice for college students

September 11, 2015 A University of Michigan survey of full-time college students revealed a surprising fact: More students are smoking pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days than are smoking... more »»

Abortion coercion should be unlawful

September 10, 2015 We also find it appalling that it already isn’t a criminal offense. But apparently in Michigan it isn’t. That’s why we applaud Rep. more »»

Mackinac Straits heavy crude ban falls short

September 9, 2015 Not good enough. more »»

Invest in energy infrastructure

September 8, 2015 Last month’s temporary spike in gas prices, caused by an unexpected shutdown of BP’s Indiana refinery, has subsided, but it serves as both a warning and reminder of how vulnerable Michigan and much... more »»

Police officers are being profiled

September 7, 2015 Many in law enforcement feel under siege because of public protests in which violence directed at them is encouraged. more »»

Refusing to obey the law

September 5, 2015 What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only... more »»

Extra patrols on road this weekend

September 4, 2015 Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and unbuckled motorists during the Labor Day holiday... more »»

Economy still has not recovered

September 3, 2015 Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher commented a few days ago that there is “a pretty strong case” for the Fed raising interest rates next month. more »»

Keep fire safety in mind this Labor Day weekend

September 2, 2015 The Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to be cautious when lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their outdoor fires this Labor Day weekend. more »»

Taxpayers on hook for port boondoggle

September 1, 2015 Homeland Security paid for $22 million riverfront facility that was supposed to draw cruise ships to Detroit, but hasn’t. more »»

Veterans groups say thank you

August 29, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From The Disabled American Veterans Delta County Chapter 24: “We want to thank everyone who made our summer raffle a huge success. more »»

Rank the Candidates

August 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — My list of best to worst possible presidents: —Rand Paul (R) —Gary Johnson (Libertarian) —Carly Fiorina (R) —Jeb Bush (R) —Ted Cruz (R) —Scott Walker (R) —Rick Perry (R) —Marco Rubio (R... more »»

U.S. and UK politics are mirror images

August 29, 2015 LONDON — It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. more »»

Almanac

August 29, 2015 Today is Saturday, August 29, the 241st day of 2015. There are 124 days left in the yea. more »»

Your Lawmakers

August 29, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

What, when to recover costs for emergency calls?

August 28, 2015 A factory’s fire alarm sounds at the dispatch center and fire trucks roll, only to find it is yet another false alarm. There’s no smoke, let alone a fire. more »»

Suffrage strategy for a hard road forward

August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — If only Hillary Clinton and Alice Paul could have a cup of coffee. A major figure in American history, suffrage champion Paul was a political strategist with few equals. more »»

 
 
 

 

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