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Editorial

Celebrate National Voter Registration Month

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson marked the start of National Voter Registration Month today, encouraging eligible Michigan citizens to register in September. “Our democracy is at its best when everyone has a seat at the table,” said Secretary Benson. “Michiganders now have more ...

Renters also need to be prepared

September is National Preparedness Month and the Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) is reminding college students and other renters about the importance of purchasing a renters insurance policy to protect their belongings in the event of storm damage, fire, or ...

Marking Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Studies already have indicated alcohol consumption rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among women, mostly attributed to stress. The dangers of disease — liver, heart, cancer — are higher for women, the amount of alcohol that can be consumed in relative safety lower. Drug use, ...

Slow your roll around schools and buses

First bells have rung at schools across the region with its annual uptick in traffic snarls, coffee spills and forgotten lunches on the kitchen counter. AAA-Auto Club of Michigan tells us that more than half of the state’s drivers pass through a school zone and close to half drive by a ...

Remembering 9/11 carries the weight of complicated truths

Saturday we joined a chorus of voices remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001. We heard the accounts of the responders, bystanders, victims. We saw the photos, the videos that broadcast in real time that fateful morning. We remember together, and bow our collective heads to history. We will ...

Get involved in redistricting

It’s hard to overstate the importance of maps to the future of this state and this nation. For various reasons (cultural, economic, generational), we Americans tend to self-segregate politically. Progressives tend to congregate in bigger cities or urban areas, while conservatives tend to ...