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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 »»

Be a friend and bring a friend

November 14, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: The Community Connect event held recently at the “Y” offered resources for health insurance, housing information, job opportunities, and give aways. more »»

Upper Peninsula’s greatest inventor

November 13, 2015 A resolution being introduced by State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, would declare Nov. 15 — the start of the Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season — as “Webster L. more »»

Rooting for Bart Starr all over again

November 12, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: The clock is ticking for the Green Bay Packers and their fans. No, we’re not making a reference to Sunday’s kidney stone of a game down in Charlotte. more »»

Road bill will have to do

November 11, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: The road bill passed by the Legislature last week is the least possible deal they could have crafted, but at least, after four years of struggle, they finally... more »»

Bill restores fairness to tax assessing

November 10, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: How much are your teeth worth to you? How much would they be worth to the random stranger idling next to you on Pine Grove Avenue waiting for the signal to... more »»

It comes down to moderation for teenagers

November 9, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

A salute to nurse practitioners

November 7, 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Week begins on Sunday. Fifty years ago, the first NP program was established at the University of Colorad. more »»

Stemming prescription drug abuse a priority

November 6, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Michigan is facing a much needed reality check on prescription drug and painkiller addiction. more »»

Michigan sets goals to expand wood industry

November 5, 2015 Michigan’s forest products industry contributes $17.8 billion per year to the state’s economy and supports 87,000 jobs. more »»

Ryan should start with tax reform

November 4, 2015 A recent Wisconsin newspaper editorial: Paul Ryan had been speaker of the House for barely 5 minutes Thursday when he highlighted one of his favorite causes: fixing the convoluted tax code. more »»

Michigan lacks leadership on health care costs

November 3, 2015 We couldn’t agree more with an mLive piece that made the rounds over the weekend detailing to what degree rising health care costs are harming the Michigan economy. more »»

House road plan falls short

November 2, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Try again. For years we’ve urged lawmakers to pass a deal to fund repairs of Michigan’s decrepit roads. more »»

A commitment to the environment

October 31, 2015 Bouquet Warren Suchovsky of Stephenson in Menominee County, recently became the state’s first landowner to achieve the Forest, Wetlands and Habitat System verification under the Michigan Agricultur... more »»

Be alert for bicyclists and pedestrians after ‘falling back’

October 30, 2015 Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded that the return to standard time, which takes effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, means it will get dark one hour earlier. more »»

Trick-or-treat safety tips

October 29, 2015 Halloween is filled with excitement and spooky tricks, but with Halloween being the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians, parents are urged to make safety a priority. more »»

Michigan sees job growth, but there’s more to do

October 28, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: At 5 percent, Michigan’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average, currently 5.1 percent, for the first time in a decade and a hal. more »»



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