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Time for healing in Rogers City

July 15, 2016 We don’t know whether former Rogers City wrestling Coach Patrick Lamb deserved being terminated or not, but we know that decision has left a lot of people in the community hurting. more »»

More regulations on health for babies

July 14, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its energetic pursuit of air quality and its apathy regarding municipal water quality — in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Critical issues facing Americans: Police last line of defense

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explained. more »»

Encryption technologies and government protection

July 12, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

Downtown on a Monday night

July 12, 2016 Once upon a time, before Meijer’s, before Wal Mart, even before Kmart there was the Black & White Grocery, Tony & Norms menswear, Pickett’s pharmacy, Doctor Burkholder, and Vaughn's department store. more »»

How Volkswagen, Flint speak to regulatory deficiencies

July 11, 2016 The Flint water crisis and the Volkswagen emissions scandal point pretty clearly to the dangers of one dynamic: the rhetorical broadsides against the government regulatory community, and the rush to... more »»

Snyder, Schuette not on same page

July 11, 2016 There is a myth out there that just because somebody calls himself or herself a Republican or Democrat, he or she is in step with all the other party members on the face of the earth. more »»

Hopefully water dispute resolution comes soon

July 9, 2016 No one likes to end up in court. However, sometimes legal action is the only recourse available that will rectify an issue. Such it is between Alpena Township and city officials over water charges. more »»

Erosion of personal communication

July 9, 2016 GOP 1st Congressional candidate Jack Bergman sat in my office Thursday and we talked about his reasons for seeking office, including all the uncertainty in the world today. more »»

Clinton, Trump, Biden, Snyder and more

July 9, 2016 Come Heller high water … As political scandals go, Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers is watered-down, low-fat vanilla yogurt. more »»

Control your health or it will control you

July 9, 2016 If you consume the daily headlines, you know that many events feel out of our immediate control. more »»

Good neighbors

July 9, 2016 "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?" I did not have children yet when "Mr. more »»

Fireworks law changes too profitable to turn back now

July 8, 2016 Did it sound like the middle of a war zone around your home last weekend? If so, you’re probably not alone. more »»

It is illegal to pass on the shoulder

July 8, 2016 A question that comes up often: Is it legal to pass another vehicle using the right hand shoulder? This is a question I have been asked several times throughout my career and with the holiday last... more »»

Brexit changes our election appearance

July 5, 2016 One of Hillary Clinton’s most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. more »»

Some debate about state’s fireworks law

July 4, 2016 Let's take a dive into the flap over the state's four year old fireworks law, but first let's get all the puns out of the way starting with the fireworks industry in Michigan is booming. more »»

Use extra caution with fireworks and campfires

July 2, 2016 Friday provided some relief for thirsty fields, forests and lawns, though more rain is needed before the conditions improve. As such, much of Northeast Michigan is still dry and susceptible to fi. more »»

Hoping for a great holiday weekend

July 2, 2016 As a warm three-day weekend commences, it's easy to get distracted by bright shiny objects — especially the sun on warm days. So what does your mind wander to? Mine has gone toward .. more »»

Becoming more adult about shooting off fireworks

July 2, 2016 I love fireworks. The state should ban fireworks. Again. I don't mean smoke bombs, sparklers and snakes. Those are boring. more »»

 
 
 

 

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