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Action needed on Iran’s missle buildup

December 10, 2015 At least President Barack Obama has been candid about what he plans to do about Iran’s missile buildup: nothing. more »»

United front needed to fight terrorism

December 9, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Remember those in need this holiday season

December 7, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from nee. more »»

Sesquicentennial in Rock involved efforts of many

December 5, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Judy Trudell, Maple Ridge Township supervisor: The Maple Ridge Township Board would like to send a bouquet thanking everyone involved in Rock’s 2015 Sesquicentennia... more »»

Good reasons to shop locally

December 4, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

State should fix tax code to attract IT jobs

December 2, 2015 The $5 billion data center proposed for the Grand Rapids area gives Michigan another opportunity to make its tax policy competitive for attracting jobs and investment. more »»

Optional kindergarten is an outdated idea

December 1, 2015 That 5-year-olds aren’t required to attend kindergarten in Michigan was surprising enough. Even more surprising is that kindergarten is optional for school districts in a handful of states. more »»

Crime doesn’t take a holiday

November 30, 2015 The holidays, a time for cheer, hope and joy, are here, but with them can come an increase in crime. more »»

We are at war with an ideology

November 27, 2015 One reason Americans should be upset our president refuses to acknowledge the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism is that may result in dangerous complacenc. more »»

Room for balance on dark stores tax issue

November 25, 2015 Local governments across Michigan say they are losing millions of dollars in taxes and facing cuts in services because big box retailers such as Target and Home Depot are arguing a “dark store”... more »»

Help your fellow hunter, follow the law

November 24, 2015 Nov. 15, marked the opening of firearms deer-hunting season across Michiga. more »»

Days numbered for county gun boards

November 23, 2015 Changes that standardize how a concealed pistol license (CPL) is issued or renewed in Michigan take on effect Dec. more »»

Police give back to community

November 21, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Helen LaPlant of Gladstone: I am the very proud mother of an Escanaba Public Safety officer. more »»

Intelligence now a top priority

November 20, 2015 Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at connecting the dots regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

We must unite to destroy Islamic terrorism

November 19, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terroris. more »»

Michigan growing, but not fast enough

November 18, 2015 Michigan has regained 400,000 jobs over the past five years, roughly half what was lost during the Lost Decade at the start of this century. more »»

State Legislature, heal thyself

November 17, 2015 Since convening 10 months ago, the current Michigan Legislature has cracked down on local minimum wage requirements, authorized commercial quadricycles to serve alcohol, and even addressed (however... more »»

No better time to quit smoking

November 16, 2015 Thursday is the perfect day for Delta County residents to quit smoking. more »»

Program was an honor to veterans

November 14, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From Robert Farrell of Escanaba: Attended the Veterans Day Commemoration at the Gladstone High School Nov. 1. more »»

Lawmakers fail those who deserve civil rights

November 13, 2015 It’s a conundrum: Same-sex couples can now get married in Michigan, but only at the risk that prospective employers or landlords will punish them for exercising that hard-won right — or even for... more »»



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