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Much work left to protect Great Lakes

January 26, 2016 Environmentalists and interested others took close notice last week to an International Joint Commission report that lauded efforts to curb or outright blunt efforts from outside entities to poach o... more »»

Gag law is attack on state citizens’ right to vote

January 25, 2016 Before, during and after the American Revolution, the founding fathers didn’t agree on hardly anything. more »»

EPA has been too passive in Flint water crisis

January 23, 2016 The Snyder administration faces a growing problem with the contaminated water in Flint. The response from Lansing has been too little, too late. more »»

Barring election information limits voter competency

January 22, 2016 On Jan. 6, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a statute prohibiting local officials from using public funds to communicate ballot proposals within 60 days of an election. more »»

Raises in landfill rates can be slowed

January 21, 2016 The fee to dispose of waste at the Marquette County landfill will be going up a bit this summer, and for nine summers after tha. more »»

Multi-line phone users should review 911 law

January 20, 2016 911 is all about saving lives, with seconds crucial in life and death situation. more »»

HEET the call of opportunity

January 19, 2016 Right here, right now, an opportunity is knocking at the door of the Houghton County community — an opportunity with the potential to regenerate the region’s economy not seen since the long-gone day... more »»

City’s development board right to slow brewery’s proposal

January 18, 2016 Members of Charlevoix’s Main Street/Downtown Development Authority board have rightfully stepped in front of a local brewery’s plan to expand its operations and include distribution as part of its... more »»

Detroit schools debt disaster can’t be ignored

January 16, 2016 Michigan lawmakers have remained aloof toward the financially imploding Detroit Public Schools. That’s in spite of pleas from a wide range of concerned state leaders and Detroit groups, including Gov. more »»

Snyder offers empty words on reform for voters

January 15, 2016 “It’s time to choose people over politics,” Rick Snyder said. more »»

Mammogram frequency is not a settled issue

January 14, 2016 The fact that mammograms can be a way to combat breast cancer isn’t new. However, since people differ on the guidelines, every bit of information on the subject should be considered. The U.S. more »»

Education trends to de-emphasize phys ed unwise

January 13, 2016 We trust a story that appeared on Monday’s front page of the Mining Journal caught reader’s attention. more »»

Lawmakers extend definition of scandalous

January 12, 2016 After Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 571, we’re learning surprising new things. more »»

‘End-of life’ counseling slipped into Medicare

January 11, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Make giving blood lifesaving habit in 2016

January 9, 2016 The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the new year, beginning in January with National Blood... more »»

State must pay for justice, not defendants

January 8, 2016 We thought we were making progress when Lansing moved to eliminate one of the state’s most outrageous taxes. Beginning Oc. more »»

Eagle perishes: Get lead out of shotgun hunting

January 7, 2016 The Chocolay Raptor Center has a history of successfully rehabilitating injured and sick raptors. One recent patient, however, wasn’t so lucky. more »»

Muslim nations are partners in fight against terrorism

January 6, 2016 Bravo, to the 34 predominantly Muslim nations forming a coalition to fight terrorism. U.S. more »»

Tell Snyder to veto majority’s election ‘reforms’

January 5, 2016 We wrote in November that a bill to strip Michigan voters of the ability to vote straight ticket was beneath the dignity of the Legislature. In hindsight, we over-estimated the Legislature. more »»

2016 will be good one for Uncle Sam’s creditors

January 4, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»



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