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Spring, not summer, is prime time for forest fires

April 27, 2015 Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring - April, May and June. more »»

 
 
 
Vets worthy of modest housing support

April 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program have awarded $1.6 million to combat Michigan veteran homelessness. more »»

Earth Day inspires us to think globally and act locally

April 24, 2015 It started in 1970 when then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the idea as an environmental education day. more »»

Laws will prohibit drones from being used to hunt, harass

April 23, 2015 We support a pair of bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder last week aimed at preventing the use of drones to hunt game or harass hunters or anglers. State Sen. more »»

Every little bit helps in doing physical activity

April 22, 2015 Notwithstanding the recent wintery blasts of weather, it’s spring according to the calendar. more »»

Adopt-A-Highway does great work

April 21, 2015 This month, Michigan's Adopt-A-Highway workers will return to roadsides across the state to clean-up trash in the first of three annual trash pick-up efforts. more »»

Hospice volunteers serve with care, love

April 21, 2015 From Ilene Kotajarvi of Escanaba, OSF Hospice/NODA Volunteer Coordinator: In 2009, we began a No One Dies Alone (NODA) program to serve those alone and dying in our community, and in 2011 we expande... more »»

Teamwork, Tech support carry Francois to finals

April 20, 2015 Talent in the form of technological brainpower is what powered the Houghton High School Superior Roboworks team to the national robotics championship in St. Louis starting on Wednesday. more »»

National parks need our help

April 18, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

National parks need our help

April 18, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

Give support to those fighting terrorists

April 13, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

Financial crisis still worth arguing about

April 13, 2015 Who controls the past controls the future. more »»

Beware IRS scams as tax filing deadline nears

April 10, 2015 The tax deadline of April 15 is fast approaching, so many people most likely are scrambling to file their returns in tim. more »»

Rolling Stone has no one to blame but itself

April 8, 2015 There is very little anyone can say in defense of Rolling Stone magazine's handling of the sexual assault story it published last year, which sent the University of Virginia campus and fraternity Ph... more »»

Input sought on bat ruling

April 7, 2015 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. It is important that this animal is saved. more »»

Temperatures have made ice covers hazardous

April 6, 2015 With springtime weather hitting the local area over the past couple of weeks, rain, sunshine and rising temperatures have been undermining the thickness and integrity of what was once solid ice over... more »»

Nurses could ease physician shortage

April 3, 2015 Michigan faces a future shortage of doctors, and absent a sudden influx of new physicians into the state, it has to get creative in forging a solution. Legislation introduced by Sen. more »»

Recognize the real dangers

April 3, 2015 Each year, police agencies in Michigan, Wisconsin and nationwide conduct drunken driving campaigns featuring more patrols and special public service messages. more »»

Disabled workers an untapped resource in state

April 2, 2015 Employers who are having trouble finding qualified workers for their businesses should consider tapping into an overlooked resource: disabled people. more »»

Who will tighten vaccination law?

April 1, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder, senators, and representatives: You've seen the data. more »»

Bunnies a bad pet idea

March 31, 2015 Easter is just around the corner, and many parents are thinking about those special holiday gifts. If your are considering a pet, think twice, experts sa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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