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Editorials and columns

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here? That’s a fair question when the United States is going through difficult times on so many fronts. How did we let it get this far? As great as the U.S. is in basic terms of quality of life, natural resources, technology, opportunity, and infrastructure, we have ...

Nominate your favorite business for Best of the Best

It’s that time of year again. The News has launched its annual Sunrise Side’s Best of the Best contest that showcases readers’ favorite Northeast Michigan businesses. The contest begins with you, dear reader, nominating your favorite Northeast Michigan business. Nominations are open ...

Develop a relationship with yourself

“If you don’t have a relationship with yourself, all other relationships become shallow. And if your relationship with yourself is so profound and steady then you naturally develop the skill to handle any kind of relationship around you.” — Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar I use that ...

Swami in the real world

No two days are alike, even game days. The pregame preparation can go perfectly, and then preparation goes right out the window when the game starts. How can this be? It’s simple: Suddenly the pressure is on, even if 16-to-18-year-olds are working hard every day, trying to do their best. ...

Don’t be afraid to talk about mental illness

Boy, our kids have it tough these days. On social media, bullying can follow them home from school. Online connectivity can lead to disconnects in real life, making them feel alone and isolated. Online, they can see more pressures about beauty and body image than their parents ever saw on TV ...

Investments shape the future

Every year, Kids Count in Michigan measures child well-being in four domain areas: economic security, education, health and safety, and family and community. Data are available for the state of Michigan as a whole, each of the state’s 83 counties, and the three cities with the largest ...