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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 »»

Rethink Abood appointment to tax tribunal

March 21, 2016 We strongly support the collaborative effort that’s forming in opposition to Gov. more »»

Keep U.S., Canada ties strong

March 19, 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 »»

Kudos to Seavey on 3-peating Iditarod race

March 18, 2016 Winning the Iditarod once is impressive enough. Winning it four times is outstanding. That’s what Dallas Seavey accomplished Tuesday. more »»

Isle Royale’s future health is source of worry

March 17, 2016 The top federal official overseeing Isle Royale — what some call the gem of Lake Superior — is worried about the site’s future, given the introduction of invasive species, the decline of native... more »»



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