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Blanket minimum wage raise to $15 would be devastating

September 12, 2015 It is Labor Day weekend and it brings to mind one of the top issues in this country — the raising of the minimum wage to $15 per hou. more »»

The undocumented and the second amendment

September 11, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: Mariano Meza-Rodriguez was 4 years old when his parents brought him from Mexico to the United States. more »»

Mackinac Straits heavy crude ban falls short

September 10, 2015 Not good enough. more »»

Invest in energy infrastructure

September 9, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Last month's temporary spike in gas prices, caused by an unexpected shutdown of BP’s Indiana refinery, has subsided, but it serves as both a warning and... more »»

Take steps to avoid West Nile virus

September 8, 2015 Michigan health officials have identified the state’s first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus for 2015 in downstate Macomb, Monroe, and Ottawa countie. more »»

The changing of Mount McKinley's name

September 7, 2015 A recent U.S. more »»

We all rely on one another

September 5, 2015 Bouquet Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. more »»

Flip-flops unbecoming to candidate Walker

September 4, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: After debuting at or near the top of the polls for GOP presidential candidates, Gov. Scott Walker has been dropping steadily in the rankings. more »»

Caution urged with outdoor fires

September 3, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to be cautious when lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their outdoor fires this Labor Day weekend. more »»

School bus safety reminders

September 2, 2015 With a new school year upon us, parents are reminded to talk to their children about bus safety and motorists are urged to be on the lookout and observe the school bus stop law. more »»

Cruise ships haven't arrived

September 1, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: The Public Dock and Terminal belonging to the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority downtown is a fine place to hold an upscale wedding, with its generous glas... more »»

A healthy start to the school year

August 31, 2015 For a child, going back to school is often a mix of emotions. more »»

Tour de Dickinson a great success

August 29, 2015 Bouquet From Bob Werner, Dickinson County Bike Path chairman: The ninth annual Tour de Dickinson Family Bike Ride, sponsored by the Dickinson County Bike Path, was another great success. more »»

Grateful for speed control

August 29, 2015 In response to the comment in the weekend paper. I speak for numerous residents of Brown Street in Norway. more »»

Wrongful conviction legislation is flawed

August 27, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Legislation proposing Michigan compensate people who have been wrongly convicted contains a serious and, we hope, fatal flaw. more »»

Honor the doughboys

August 26, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. more »»

Legislature must try again on roads

August 25, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: There is plenty of blame to go around in the latest collapse of negotiations in Lansing on a road funding deal, but a large piece of it falls on an unexpected... more »»

Let local districts decide when to start school

August 24, 2015 It seems every year around this time debate over the start of school in Michigan occurs. However, with this year’s Labor Day coming Sept. more »»

A new pavilion for Kingsford

August 22, 2015 Bouquet From Jack Mitchell, Boy Scout Troop 510, Kingsford: The Eagle Scout project pavilion at Lodal Park in Kingsford is just finishing up. more »»

Mine pit rock will highlight region's contributions

August 21, 2015 The importance of the mining industry to the central Upper Peninsula is well known to most resident. more »»



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