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Opinion

McBroom found strength, truth in election probe

Editorials

We were pleased with the work undertaken recently by the Michigan Senate’s Oversight Committee, chaired by none other than state Sen. Ed McBroom. The Waucedah Township Republican, against the expectations of many, found that the 2020 election in the state of Michigan was honest and held ...

Capitol rioter who breached Senate gets 8 months for felony

Columns

A crane operator from Florida who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first punishment handed down for a felony charge in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and one that could help determine the severity of other ...

State webinars aim to help people mentally recover from pandemic

Editorials

Mental health research shows it may take months or even years for some people to recover emotionally from experiencing something like the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s Stay Well program has scheduled two free summer webinar series ...

Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill is officially off the table, Republican Sen. Rob Portman said Sunday. Portman, who is involved in negotiating the bill, cited ...

Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace

Columns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election have been debunked by the courts, his own Justice Department and scores of recounts. But in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Trump lost by 80,000 votes eight months ago, they're finding new ...