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Editorial

Government should meet folks where they are

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 ...

Paying for PFAS mess clean-up should be federal responsibility

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, ...

Whitmer on right track in youth education proposal

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 ...

Heat wave: precautions needed to maintain safety

The recent spate of blistering hot temperatures has the folks at AAA of Michigan offering tips to keep children and pets safe during what is expected to be the hottest weather so far this summer season. And for good reason. From 1998 to 2020, 883 children died from heatstroke in hot cars ...

Take care to stop the spread of invasive species

Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition and PlayCleanGo have kicked off the third-annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week, which extends through Saturday. A week dedicated to highlighting the importance of stopping the spread of invasive species, PlayCleanGo Awareness Week aims to educate ...

Michiganders deserve an accurate count of nursing home deaths

This task simply can’t be someone else’s job. We were a bit befuddled in April when officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services told a Record-Eagle reporter the statewide health agency hadn’t collected data on COVID-19 infections and deaths in small long-term ...