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A look at Michigan sentencing after supreme court strikes law

August 3, 2015 LANSING, Mich — The Michigan Supreme Court’s milestone decision to strike down state sentencing guidelines and make them “advisory” only for judges may influence how defendants are sentenced for... more »»

Health care costs jump

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding dow. more »»

GOP fighting itself instead of Democrats

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Republicans took full control of Congress this year, they were determined to show voters they could govern responsibly. more »»

Five things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party idea

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. more »»

GOP candidates try to reach 'Top 10' for Aug. 6 Fox debate

July 27, 2015 AMES, Iowa — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump’s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman “a cancer on conservatism. more »»

Jobs agency a problem for Walker campaign

July 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — As Gov. more »»

Proposal targets ‘sanctuary’ cities

July 20, 2015 LANSING— A fatal shooting in San Francisco is prompting Michigan lawmakers to propose legislation aimed at cracking down on cities they suspect of harboring immigrants who are in the country... more »»

Trump’s badmouth deportment

July 17, 2015 The chips just keep falling. The Professional Golf Association is one of the latest companies to part ways with Donald Trump. more »»

Taxpayer service hits new low at IRS as Obamacare kicks in

July 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hello? Hello? Customer service at the IRS hit new lows this year, just as taxpayers were grappling with a wave of identity theft and new requirements under President Barack Obama’s... more »»

Rolling the climate dice

July 15, 2015 No one knows the future of climate change. There are alarmists ... London will be swallowed by the sea. There are skeptics ... let’s wait 50 years. I try to keep an open mind. more »»

Lawmakers in familiar spot on road fix — with dueling plans

July 13, 2015 LANSING — Lawmakers looking to permanently spend at least $1.2 billion more a year to improve Michigan roads find themselves in a familiar spot — with competing plans. more »»

Sandwich generation worried about their own long-term care

July 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they’ll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. more »»

Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign?

July 9, 2015 NEW YORK — A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. more »»

More budget cuts needed if Dickinson millage fails

July 8, 2015 Editor’s note (Part 3 of a three-part series): Dickinson County voters will be asked Tuesday, Aug. 4, to approve an increase in property tax limitations. more »»

County budget cuts explained

July 7, 2015 Editor’s note (Part 2 of a three-part series): Dickinson County voters will be asked Tuesday, Aug. 4, to approve an increase in property tax limitations. more »»

Dickinson voters to decide millage request

July 6, 2015 Editor’s note (Part 1 of a three-part series): Dickinson County voters will be asked Tuesday, Aug. 4, to approve an increase in property tax limitations. more »»

Things to know about Walker

July 3, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A snapshot of things to know about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who aides say will enter the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination. more »»

Greece proceeds with vote as creditors rebuff overture

July 2, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Eurozone finance ministers decided Wednesday to break off talks on more aid for Greece until after it holds a weekend referendum, even as the Greek government pressed ahead with... more »»

Will his latest comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

July 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show “The... more »»



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Visit the traveling wall

July 31, 2015 If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, please take some time this weekend to visit the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Breitung Township Cemetery in Quinnesec. more »

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