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Williams’ lie broke a journalist’s most important bond

February 12, 2015 On Tuesday, NBC News suspended the Nightly News anchor and managing editor for six months without pay. more »»

Vaccines protect the health of all our children

February 11, 2015 Two words are making headlines these days that many of us haven’t heard, read or uttered in years — measles and vaccination. more »»

Portage Lift Bridge project is off to an encouraging start

February 10, 2015 While we are surely a long way from its completion, it looks to us that the massive Portage Lake Lift Bridge rehabilitation project is off to a successful start. more »»

Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

February 9, 2015 The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is looking at a what President Barack Obama's proposed 2016 budget calls a “modest reduction,” if you consider a $50 million cut modest. more »»

Identifying the top scams of the year

February 7, 2015 Scams have become a way of life in America. Local police officials hear about them, state agencies issue warnings, and independent groups post scam alert. more »»

A ‘practical’ spending plan?

February 5, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Swatting isn’t a prank, it’s a serious crime

February 4, 2015 It used to be that telephone pranks didn’t get much more serious than someone calling in a bogus pizza order. more »»

Great Lakes Restoration funding is a priority

February 3, 2015 President Obama released his budget proposal Monday, and, as expected, it contains items that are sure to anger just about everybody. We are no exception. more »»

DNR doing its job with monitoring of proposed mine

February 2, 2015 Within a couple of weeks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh could decide to approve a Canadian company's bid to use more than 10,000 acres of state land for limestone an... more »»

Winter weather brings winter fun

January 30, 2015 The age-old proverb to encourage optimism states “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. more »»

Will Michigan sink or swim in river of opportunity

January 29, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sees life as a vast river of opportunity, carrying Michiganders toward whatever fate awaits. It’s oddly abstract for our accountant governor, a self-described ner. more »»

Measles makes a return to the national scene

January 28, 2015 It’s been reported that some visitors to Disneyland are coming back with more than mouse ears. Apparently measles, a vaccine-preventable illness, is making a comeback. more »»

Snowmobile safety week

January 26, 2015 A 38-year-old Indiana man died from injuries suffered in a Jan. 19 snowmobile crash near Ewen. Chad E. Keifer of West Lafayette, Ind. more »»

Mentoring in Michigan

January 24, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed January 2015 as Michigan Mentoring Month. more »»

Focus on ‘people not programs’ is welcome indeed

January 22, 2015 Governor Rick Snyder shared his vision for Michigan’s future Tuesday, in his annual “State of the State” address. The Republican’s vision for government is one that focuses on “people not programs. more »»

The dream is alive, but there is still much to be done

January 19, 2015 You’ll hear it over and over today, “the dream is still alive.” Today, as we do every year on this day, we remember the life, legacy and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

Efforts protected vital U.P. land tract

January 17, 2015 The natural beauty of the southern shore of Lake Superior and the adjacent lands in the Upper Peninsula are becoming more widely known, and efforts to protect them in their natural state are... more »»

There’s no reason to worry when the bridge closes

January 16, 2015 As of this writing, the temporary closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is a little more than 24 hours. more »»

New law gives proper honor to hometown heroes

January 15, 2015 Governor Snyder was busy Tuesday signing 44 new bills into law. Many of the new laws, as often are the case, are quite specific dealing with a particular issue or problem. more »»

Blood alcohol level change is a good idea

January 14, 2015 We support legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law toughening the legal threshold for intoxication for snowmobilers and boaters. more »»



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