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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 »»

Reminders for deer season

November 12, 2015 This Sunday, Nov. 15, tens of thousands of Michigan residents and nonresidents will take to the fields and forests to enjoy deer hunting. more »»

Bill restores fairness to tax assessing

November 11, 2015 How much are your teeth worth to you? How much would they be worth to the random stranger idling next to you on Pine Grove Avenue waiting for the signal to turn green? Weird question; let’s try a... more »»

Road deal not great but good enough

November 10, 2015 The road bill passed by the Legislature this week is the least possible deal they could have crafted, but at least, after four years of struggle, they finally found a majorit. more »»

Show them where the ‘off’ button is

November 9, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Criminal history info needed on job applications

November 7, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Why are lawmakers balking at ban?

November 6, 2015 With looming issues like the state’s inadequately funded road maintenance budget and the future of energy production in Michigan still unsolved, you’d hope that a clear-cut, seemingly obvious... more »»

Gun owners need to properly secure weapons

November 5, 2015 With thirty-three percent of U.S. more »»

Stemming prescription drug abuse a priority

November 4, 2015 Michigan is facing a much needed reality check on prescription drug and painkiller addiction. more »»

Local farmers help students learn about farming

November 2, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the students and staff of Webster school: A big bouquet and thank you goes out to the VanDrese farm in Cornell for allowing the Webster Elementary School to visit. more »»

Precautions have to be kid-proof

October 31, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area today, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the doo. more »»

Watch out for fall wildfires

October 30, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to reminding hunters, and everyone else outside enjoying the fall weather, to be cautious while lighting campfires and using woodstoves this seaso. more »»

Mr. Trudeau please stop Lake Huron nuke dump

October 29, 2015 Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau: Congratulations on your party’s victory this week in Canadian national elections. Nearly 70 percent of eligible Canadians cast votes in Monday’s federal election. more »»

GOP: Try harder, try again

October 27, 2015 For years we’ve urged lawmakers to pass a deal to fund repairs of Michigan’s decrepit roads. more »»

Make Halloween fun and safe

October 26, 2015 With Halloween soon upon us, here are some tips to make the holiday fun and safe for everyone. Pumpkin Carving - With young children, suggest painting or decorating the pumpkin rather than carvin. more »»

Toys for Tots says thanks to supporters

October 24, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots: The Marine Corps League Auxiliary/Toys for Tots would like to send out a big thank you to each and everyone who... more »»



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