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Young girls and STEM is a good combination

February 26, 2015 It was only a generation or two ago that many occupations were determined by gender. With some exceptions, girls were steered toward teaching and nursing while boys were the engineers and scientist. more »»

Education is vital to Michigan’s future

February 25, 2015 Some statistics that don’t get enough attention across Michigan: — Currently, only 37 percent of Michiganders have education beyond high school. more »»

DHS funding should be done on its own

February 24, 2015 We remember the promises of a scant three months ago. With one party in control of both the House and Senate, gridlock is over and legislation can get passed. more »»

The time has come to disband the MCAA

February 23, 2015 Michigan became a no-fault auto insurance state in 1978. Because of this faulty legislation, state motorists have been paying unreasonably high insurance premiums for 37 years. more »»

Michigan Tech’s Job Fairs are win-win for all

February 19, 2015 Michigan Technological University held its Spring Career Fair on Campus Tuesday. It is such a well-run event that it comes and goes without much notice from most of us. more »»

Parents, do right by your children

February 18, 2015 When vaccines provide proven protection against a disease as dangerous as the measles, the responsible thing any parent can do is make sure his or her child is inoculated. more »»

House passage of bill is good news

February 17, 2015 A bill that would greatly benefit our area has made its way out of the State House of Representatives. more »»

Friends of America need our help

February 14, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the world. more »»

Brian Williams suffering from a self-inflicted wound

February 13, 2015 It's hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for Brian Williams, NBC's top anchor who has been on the ropes for the past week or so explaining apparent embellishments he's made to his war coverage... more »»

Williams’ lie broke a journalist’s most important bond

February 12, 2015 On Tuesday, NBC News suspended the Nightly News anchor and managing editor for six months without pay. more »»

Vaccines protect the health of all our children

February 11, 2015 Two words are making headlines these days that many of us haven’t heard, read or uttered in years — measles and vaccination. more »»

Portage Lift Bridge project is off to an encouraging start

February 10, 2015 While we are surely a long way from its completion, it looks to us that the massive Portage Lake Lift Bridge rehabilitation project is off to a successful start. more »»

Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

February 9, 2015 The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is looking at a what President Barack Obama's proposed 2016 budget calls a “modest reduction,” if you consider a $50 million cut modest. more »»

Identifying the top scams of the year

February 7, 2015 Scams have become a way of life in America. Local police officials hear about them, state agencies issue warnings, and independent groups post scam alert. more »»

A ‘practical’ spending plan?

February 5, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Swatting isn’t a prank, it’s a serious crime

February 4, 2015 It used to be that telephone pranks didn’t get much more serious than someone calling in a bogus pizza order. more »»

Great Lakes Restoration funding is a priority

February 3, 2015 President Obama released his budget proposal Monday, and, as expected, it contains items that are sure to anger just about everybody. We are no exception. more »»

DNR doing its job with monitoring of proposed mine

February 2, 2015 Within a couple of weeks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh could decide to approve a Canadian company's bid to use more than 10,000 acres of state land for limestone an... more »»

Winter weather brings winter fun

January 30, 2015 The age-old proverb to encourage optimism states “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. more »»

Will Michigan sink or swim in river of opportunity

January 29, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sees life as a vast river of opportunity, carrying Michiganders toward whatever fate awaits. It’s oddly abstract for our accountant governor, a self-described ner. more »»



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