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Mischief could trigger health care system change

December 9, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: How are greed, the 2016 election(s), Wall Street, the federal budget and the national debt all linked? There may be more than one correct answer, but “health... more »»

New resource offered to help aging drivers

December 8, 2015 Michigan has one of the oldest populations in the country. more »»

Don’t shut out fossil fuels

December 7, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced recently toward finding better... more »»

Unforgettable experience

December 5, 2015 Bouquet From Keith Erickson, Iron River, Korean War veteran: Please allow me this means to thank the many veterans, Reino Post 21, Sons of American Legion, and others who contribute generously to... more »»

Safe sleep saves lives

December 4, 2015 Preliminary data for 2015 indicates that the number of infants suspected to have died due to suffocation while sleeping is increasing. more »»

Farm subsidies should be capped

December 3, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: The 2014 farm bill is failing to produce the cost savings promised taxpayers. That’s why Congress should fix the holes in the bill that have let $5. more »»

Unacceptable and dangerous

December 2, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. more »»

The season of giving

December 1, 2015 Help us to help others. The Daily News 28th Annual People Helping People Christmas Food, Gift and Fund Drive is under way. more »»

Enhancing the value of food donations

November 30, 2015 This is the time of year when community groups often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves. more »»

Caring support for loan closet

November 28, 2015 Bouquet From Diane Schabo, Iron Mountain, board member, Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet: With so much turmoil and evil lurking in our world today, we would like to spread some good news... more »»

Wisconsin doesn’t seem to be taking CWD seriously

November 27, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: As hunters return from the first weekend of gun deer season, those coming back with a kill and a taste for venison will obviously want to know that the deer... more »»

Turkey hotline available

November 25, 2015 Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece — the turkey — is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. The U.S. more »»

Help available for private forest landowners

November 24, 2015 For the past 25 years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Forest Stewardship Program – which helps private forest landowners connect with a professional forester to develop a... more »»

Boost rail safety before luck runs out

November 23, 2015 When it comes to rail safety, we shouldn’t have to count on luck. The derailment upriver more than a week ago could have been much, much worse. Frankly, it was bad enough. more »»

Pancake breakfast a huge success

November 21, 2015 Bouquet From Jim Edberg, Felch-Breen VFW Commander: The Felch-Breen VFW would like to thank everyone that helped to make our pancake breakfast on Saturday a huge success. more »»

Helping the homeless

November 20, 2015 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. more »»

No better time to quit smoking

November 19, 2015 The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that... more »»

Michigan growing, but not fast enough

November 18, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Michigan has regained 400,000 jobs over the past five years, roughly half what was lost during the Lost Decade at the start of this century. more »»

Children are waiting for adoptive families

November 17, 2015 Nearly 300 children in Michigan’s foster care system are waiting for adoptive families to open their hearts and homes. To raise awareness of the need, Gov. more »»

Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning

November 16, 2015 With winter months approaching, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone to be safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning during the cold weather and heatin... more »»



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