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Editorial

Holiday season buzzed driving is drunk driving

This holiday season the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. Before traveling to holiday festivities or seasonal vacations, make sure you plan for a sober ride home ...

New Omicron variant worth keeping a close eye on

Is there an end to COVID-19? Not anytime soon, it appears. Omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus, has made its appearance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which knows a thing or two about pandemics, announced that the World Health Organization has classified the variant as ...

Drive safely while viewing holiday lights

Enjoying holiday lights from your car is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, but it can also be extremely dangerous if you’re not careful. “Holiday lights are beautiful to look at, but can also be a dangerous distraction for passing motorists,” said Adrienne Woodland, ...

The things we are most thankful for haven’t changed

Our world has changed drastically in the past two years, but in some of the most important ways it has stayed the same. Probably none of us could’ve imagined in the winter of 2019 that colloquial seasonal greetings like “Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday” would take on such ...

Whitmer, stay firm on avoiding mandates

Much like last holiday season, Michigan is getting slammed with a wave of COVID-19 infections. While this is discouraging, we’re pleased to see that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is avoiding lockdowns and other orders she relied on for much of the pandemic. In recent weeks, Michigan has led the ...

Giving Tuesday worth taking time to donate for

For the fifth year, the Portage Health Foundation is raiding money for local charities through its Giving Tuesday. The program that PHF has dubbed “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” is one where the PHF will match up to $100,000 total in donations made to local non-profits as part of ...