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Snyder should veto election ‘reforms’

January 5, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: We wrote in November that a bill to strip Michigan voters of the ability to vote straight ticket was beneath the dignity of the Legislature. more »»

The importance of open meetings law

January 4, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: The Michigan Open Meetings Act seems like a pretty self-explanatory law, but elected officials across the Grand Traverse region continue to struggle with the statute’s... more »»

Election reform laws headed in wrong direction

December 31, 2015 A recent Michigan editorial: State lawmakers recently passed another law designed to reform elections in Michigan. With 2015 winding down, a bill heads to Gov. more »»

New approach to state budget merits debate

December 30, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: If one listens to the most rabid of Gov. more »»

Governor should veto bill limiting voter education

December 29, 2015 A recent Michigan editorial: The Center for Public Integrity, in its annual November report card, said Michigan has the worst state government in the nation in terms of ethics, lobbying, political... more »»

Illegal drug use a growing concern

December 28, 2015 On Dec. 17, law enforcement officials announced several federal convictions following the dismantling of a major criminal drug trafficking ring here in the Upper Peninsula. For most, the U.P. more »»

Christmas Party earns praise

December 26, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: A lighted nativity set was the focal point at the Knights of Columbus Children’s Christmas Party at their hall in Kingsford. more »»

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

December 24, 2015 Francis P. Church, an editorial writer for the now-defunct New York Sun, probably said it best. He was on that newspaper’s staff when an 8-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor. more »»

Gov. Walker’s policy of secrecy

December 23, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: Regardless of whether you voted for a legislator or chief executive, you have a right to know how that elected official and his or her staff are conducting the busines... more »»

Governor’s claims aside, Wisconsin lags on job growth

December 22, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: Another lousy Wisconsin jobs report and little action on job creation Gov. Scott Walker can’t avoid the latest bad news on jobs in Wisconsin. more »»

Keep body camera footage public

December 21, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Body cameras are about accountability. They are good for citizens and they are good for police officers. more »»

Looking forward to Kingsford in ‘16

December 19, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: A round of applause for the new owners of the Birchwood Mall in Kingsford. more »»

West will be missed from ski, snowboard hall

December 18, 2015 The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is passing out of an era that saw it move from a mostly regional attraction to one with a much wider audience. more »»

Secret Service needs oversight

December 17, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

Trump taps vein of fear

December 16, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been nonstop making headlines for his call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States until the... more »»

Partisan motives behind voting bills?

December 15, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Michigan lawmakers just don’t trust voters. more »»

Holiday season brings increased risk for fires

December 14, 2015 While the holidays are a time for celebration and gathering together with family and friends, it’s also a time for heightened awareness of the dangers of fire. more »»

Gas customer choice deceptions

December 12, 2015 Barb From Lynda Zanon, director, Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce: Many local residents have been contacted door-to-door by two Natural Gas Customer Choice suppliers that are misrepresenting... more »»

Questions about what comes next

December 11, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: Last week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, set forth a vision for his party arguing that, “Our number one goal for the next year is to put... more »»

United front needed to fight terrorism

December 10, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»



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