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Keep safety in mind while out on the water

May 24, 2016 With the long Memorial Day holiday weekend on the horizon, boaters will be out in force. Likely many already took to the waterway to enjoy this past weekend’s glorious spring weather. more »»

VA Secretary compares health care lines to Disney

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait fo... more »»

Head of TSA security loses post

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. more »»

Millennials staying longer with parents

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. more »»

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

May 24, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere els... more »»

Snyder should sign bill on ballot signature window

May 23, 2016 The Michigan House of Representatives last week narrowly approved Senate Bill 776, which will set a firm 180-day window for the collection of petition signatures needed to put a statewide ballot... more »»

Protect your child against chickenpox

May 20, 2016 A guest editorial: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date on chickenpox vaccination following reports of increased cases... more »»

Massive rape kit backlog must be priority

May 19, 2016 A Detroit man recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for a 2008 rape in Southfield that wasn’t fully investigated until evidence was retrieved from Detroit police storage. more »»

Bicyclists have rights on roads, too

May 17, 2016 The weather has turned warm enough even in the North Woods to break out the bicycle. more »»

Forest products bill should help industry’s future

May 16, 2016 The history of the timber industry in the Upper Peninsula is incredibly rich. While forest products may not be at the height it once was, a bill U.S. Sen. more »»

Food drive helps ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

May 14, 2016 Today, being able to help the hungry in the community is as easy as walking to your mailbox. The National Association of Letter Carriers, in partnership with the U.S. more »»

How they voted

May 14, 2016 Senate Bill 739, Authorize 2-mill DARTA property tax and limit: Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate To specify the property tax the Detroit Regional Transit Authority may collect under a 2012 law may be fo... more »»

Trump needs to release his tax returns

May 13, 2016 Donald Trump is reluctant to make his tax returns public, which is understandable. And excusable, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s a candidate for president. more »»

Trump needs to release his tax returns

May 13, 2016 Donald Trump is reluctant to make his tax returns public, which is understandable. And excusable, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s a candidate for president. more »»

Increase in traffic deaths is sobering

May 12, 2016 With the summer driving season almost upon us, passing almost unnoticed earlier this week was a report from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, which noted a significant increase in the... more »»

Need to treat 17 year olds as juveniles

May 11, 2016 The list of how a 17 year old normally doesn’t get to sit at the adult table in our society is lengthy. No voting yet. No buying cigarettes. No getting a marriage license without parental consen. more »»

‘Gag order’ law solution in search of problem

May 10, 2016 Local government officials and school district representatives may have dodged some hefty fines and jail time after winning a lawsuit over what’s been referred to as the “gag order” legislation. more »»

Trump should tap Kasich as running mate

May 9, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Unhappy with behavior at graduation

May 7, 2016 Barb From Betty Weeks, Iron River: This problem has probably been addressed a few times before but this is the first time that I have encountered such behavio. more »»



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