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Find evaluation standard for state teachers

July 9, 2015 When Michigan passed major changes to its teacher tenure law four years ago, that was an integral step to ensure only the best teachers are in the state’s classrooms. more »»

Good, bad news on state Senate road funding plan

July 8, 2015 So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. more »»

Gas tax to repair state roads deserves due consideration

July 7, 2015 Michigan voters overwhelmingly turned down Proposal 1 on May 5, which would have raised the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent with the goal of funding deteriorating roads. more »»

Gas tax to repair state roads deserves due consideration

July 7, 2015 Michigan voters overwhelmingly turned down Proposal 1 on May 5, which would have raised the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent with the goal of funding deteriorating roads. more »»

State Police urge terrorism vigilance

July 6, 2015 The Michigan State Police do not issue terrorist alerts often. When they do, area residents should pay attention. more »»

Let the Fourth remind us of our similarities

July 3, 2015 As the Fourth of July weekend comes so soon after U.. more »»

Citizens should decide fate of Pelkie School

July 2, 2015 Although its fate is uncertain, venerable Pelkie School is in good hands. more »»

All of us have an obligation to protect water

July 1, 2015 Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week is being observed in Michigan in an effort to raise awareness about the need for citizens to take action to control aquatic invasive species (AIS). more »»

Lawmakers’ union attacks too barefaced

June 30, 2015 If they weren’t so blatantly transparent, Michigan legislators would be incomprehensible. more »»

Junk ordinance getting jump on blight

June 29, 2015 Most people probably don’t want to live next to a yard full of junk or one with grass 16 inches long, even out in the country. more »»

Repurposed drill shop preserves region’s history

June 27, 2015 In its heyday, the drill shop of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company was a cog in the vast machinery of the copper industry, making the bits that bore into rock. more »»

Meth legislation offers chance for redemption

June 26, 2015 We support bills introduced recently by state Rep. more »»

E. coli testing program wise use of public funds

June 26, 2015 The laboratory at the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment facility was among 11 across the state of Michigan to receive funding and equipment for a new E. coli testing method. more »»

E. coli testing program wise use of public funds

June 26, 2015 The laboratory at the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment facility was among 11 across the state of Michigan to receive funding and equipment for a new E. coli testing method. more »»

Take care to prevent against tick bites

June 25, 2015 Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors — when enjoying these activities, don’t forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. more »»

No silver bullet for gun violence in this nation

June 23, 2015 Yet another mass shooting — this one much, much closer to home — and still, no one has any answers to the gun violence that continues to plague this great nation. more »»

Restricting fireworks is show of respect

June 22, 2015 Other U.P. cities have followed Iron Mountain in restricting the use of fireworks by area residents. more »»

Amendment to cut MDOT costs worth considering

June 20, 2015 Lawmakers in the State House and State Senate are working on plans to improve Michigan roads. This is no easy assignment. The state budget that Gov. more »»

Are you prepared for an emergency during vacation?

June 19, 2015 With the weather warming and schools recessing for the summer, the Michigan State Police is encouraging citizens to prepare for emergencies while on vacation. more »»

Herp Atlas documenting herpetofauna

June 19, 2015 Although it may generate a few snickers, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources request for residents and others to keep an eye, and ear, out for reptiles and amphibians is serious. more »»

 
 

 

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