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Lawmakers must protect the Great Lakes

March 17, 2015 There's a different kind of invasive species lurking in Lake Michigan. It is one that goes largely undetected, and one that must be stopped before irreversible damage is don. more »»

Warmer temps have made ice unstable

March 13, 2015 Winter’s not yet over and the season has brought its share of subzero temperatures, snow and ice. However, warmer temperatures this week probably are bringing out the spring fever in some people. more »»

Curious reaction to warning

March 12, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning about Iran's weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

President going to the same well too many times

March 11, 2015 In an interview broadcast Sunday, CBS’s Bill Plante asked President Obama when and how he learned of the scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account... more »»

Fight against Asian carp far from over

March 10, 2015 Michigan's congressional delegation is keeping concern about Asian carp high on its list of priorities. more »»

Build the bridge to Canada

March 9, 2015 Piece by piece, preparations for the new Detroit River bridge are falling into place. This week, the U.. more »»

Restrictions are appropriate for stretch of IOHT

March 6, 2015 The move to place new restrictions on a section of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in western Marquette County is appropriate under the circumstance. more »»

Congress needs details on Obama’s military plan

March 5, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

Education is vital to Michigan’s future

March 4, 2015 March is National Reading Month. School children throughout the country kicked off the month, as they annually do, by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. more »»

SNL crossed the line with ISIS commercial skit

March 3, 2015 It was just a week or two ago when everyone was talking about the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special. more »»

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 »»



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