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SmartPrize event part science fair, part Shark Tank

April 19, 2016 A unique and innovative competition recently took place in Marquette, that we believe was a good step forward for the future of our region. more »»

Domestic violence laws overhaul has bipartisan support

April 18, 2016 A seven-bill package making its way through the state Legislature that, if ultimately signed into law, would revamp Michigan’s domestic abuse laws, has earned our support. State Rep. more »»

Exercise caution when driving near road construction

April 15, 2016 Although we had a little setback last week with the blustery weather, signs of spring are becoming more noticeable. more »»

Crisis highlights need for more water testing

April 14, 2016 Seventy-one percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by it and humans could not survive without it, but surprisingly little is known about what’s in water flowing from taps across the U.S. more »»

US Navy right in naming vessel after Carl Levin

April 13, 2016 We like and support a move by the U.S. Navy to name a major ship after Carl Levin. Levin, who retired from the U.S. more »»

Carl Pellonpaa set to receive Finnish award

April 11, 2016 We congratulate lifelong Ishpeming resident Carl Pellonpaa who is poised to receive another prestigious honor. more »»

Law granting online access is appropriate

April 8, 2016 We support a new state law that will enable certain persons to gain access to online accounts and information, including email and sites such as Facebook, in the event the account holder has died. more »»

Not just for kids: All need immunizations

April 7, 2016 Vaccines are not just for kids. Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. more »»

Lower jobless rate positive but work remains

April 6, 2016 While it is encouraging 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 »»

State has strong base on clean energy, green jobs

April 5, 2016 Seldom can one do good and do well at the same time. So often, it seems, those results end up being mutually exclusive. That isn’t the case, however, with the green energy industry. more »»

Fixing Michigan government is job one

April 4, 2016 Point a finger in any direction and you’ll identify a government agency or actor that failed in the Flint water crisis. more »»

Solar power is good fit for Presque Isle Park

April 1, 2016 There’s little doubt producing electric power from green energy sources is here to stay, and will be tapped into even more in the future. more »»

Keep fighting against human trafficking

March 31, 2016 An ugly side of Lansing was exposed this week. A side we ignore because it often happens in the shadows and makes us uncomfortable. more »»

Positive sign for U.P. deer herd thanks to El Nino

March 30, 2016 El Nino to the rescue. The Pacific weather phenomenon could not have come at a better time for the U.P.’s sadly diminished deer her. more »»

One senator holding up Flint water relief

March 29, 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 »»

Investing in public education grows economy

March 28, 2016 With child poverty on the rise during the last several years, one theory on how we can break that trend is by increasing our investment in public education. more »»

Lansing’s weed industry is overgrown

March 26, 2016 Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is considering a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in light of a strongly-worded call to action from business leaders. more »»

State might take step back from M-STEP testing

March 25, 2016 A Michigan House panel recommended Tuesday the state step away from M-STEP, the annual standardized school testing that’s only been in use since spring 2015. more »»

Early detection key to success to beat cancer

March 24, 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 »»

State should keep moving on cyber security

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



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