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Opinion

Government should meet folks where they are

Editorial

Many lawmakers have repeatedly pressed Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in recent weeks to resume in-person services at her branch offices around Michigan. During the coronavirus pandemic, Benson closed the Secretary of State branch offices — where Michiganders go to renew their driver’s ...

Why is the left so mean?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If they didn’t have double standards, many people would have no standards at all. Consider the Russia Collusion delusion promoted by Donald Trump’s enemies during his presidency. We were told a big lie, that Russians helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election by vote ...

Paying for PFAS mess clean-up should be federal responsibility

Editorial

K.I. Sawyer, a former U.S. Air Force base, has been identified in the proposed Filthy Fifty Act as a priority for clean up of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as it is one of the state’s two most PFAS-contaminated bases. This stems from U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, ...

So many people to thank!

Columns

I have had the privilege of writing monthly articles as the Copper Country ISD superintendent for the last six years. I have enjoyed providing the community with updates and information on all of the services the Copper Country ISD provides our local schools, students and our community as a ...

Whitmer on right track in youth education proposal

Editorial

John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” If that’s the case, it’s never too early to get started, and our state is now taking steps to establish an early foundation. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed expanding government-funded ...

Untruths hurt

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Early AM radios were developed in the 1920s and by the Great Depression were found in nearly every U.S. home. On Halloween of 1929, Orson Wells broadcasted “The War of The Worlds,” which was a depiction of an earlier H.G. Wells story of a Martian invasion of Earth. Although ...