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Good Samaritans help at accident

April 9, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Joel Frizzell: To the Samaritans. more »»

Lower jobless rate positive, but work remains

April 8, 2016 While it is encouraging that the state of Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest levels in more than a decade, there is still much more to do. more »»

Severe spring weather no stranger to state

April 7, 2016 While spring can bring warm weather and flowers, it can also bring severe weather in Michigan. Just look at what’s happened in Delta County since the official arrival of sprin. more »»

No age limit for immunizations

April 6, 2016 Vaccines are not just for kids! Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. more »»

Be cautious about the info you spread

April 4, 2016 “With great power comes great responsibility.” - Ben Parker, “Spider Man” The digital revolution has brought us smartphones and social media and worldwide social change. more »»

Investment in public education a key to growth

April 2, 2016 With child poverty in the rise during the past several years, one theory on how we can break that trend is by increasing put investment in public education. more »»

Fixing government is job one

April 1, 2016 Point a finger in any direction and you’ll identify a government agency or actor that failed in the Flint water crisis. more »»

Early detection of cancer saves lives

March 31, 2016 Medical experts have been telling us for years that many types of cancer — including colon cancer — can be successfully treated, if it’s discovered early enoug. more »»

One senator holding up Flint water relief

March 30, 2016 Michigan’s Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have bipartisan support for a $220 million bill to fix and replace lead contaminated pipes in Flint and other cities. more »»

Positive sign for U.P. deer herd

March 29, 2016 El Nino to the rescue. The Pacific weather phenomenon could not have come at a better time for Upper Michigan’s sadly diminished deer herd. more »»

Do you know a child Bay Cliff could help?

March 28, 2016 Bay Cliff Health Camp is gearing up for the summer, and their camper referral process is in full swing. more »»

Students say thanks for lesson on saving

March 26, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From James T. Jones Elementary School staff and students: The staff and students of James T. more »»

If you see something, say something

March 25, 2016 The Michigan State Police (MSP) is asking residents to be vigilant by looking out for any suspicious behavior or activity and notifying law enforcement immediately if they see something suspicious. more »»

Keep moving on cyber security

March 23, 2016 Michigan has a unique opportunity to be a leader in cyber security. more »»

Deadly snowmobile season in the U.P.

March 21, 2016 Although Michigan’s state snowmobile trail system is open to riders until March 31, this year’s season is all but over. It took a heavy tol. more »»

Community effort makes service dog possible

March 19, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Committee to support Megan Deacon: A huge thank you to all who came out to Gladstone High School to support Megan Deacon in her quest for a dog from Paws for... more »»

Keep tabs on your child’s Internet use

March 18, 2016 Do you know who the “friends” are that your child might be chatting with online or through social media? Perhaps not well enough. more »»

Keep United States, Canada ties strong

March 16, 2016 Justin Trudeau’s attendance at a White House state dinner, the first by a Canadian prime minister in 19 years, is a good time to reflect on the importance of the relationship between the two North... more »»

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 »»



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