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Criminal histories shouldn’t be banned from government job applications

November 5, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Reading vital to improving workforce

November 4, 2015 Even good change can create problems. As an example our local unemployment rate is finally down to manageable levels at less than 5 percent. more »»

GOP has opportunity with March 2017 budget deadline

November 4, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measure. more »»

Special ops units not numerous enough to get job done

November 3, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that good. more »»

EPA continues to waste taxpayers money with public relations spending

November 2, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to paraphrase President Barack Obama, stopping the... more »»

Commissioners made right call with Plaza Pool

October 31, 2015 Unfortunately, there are no good solution. more »»

Lesson where we all learn something

October 31, 2015 I don’t know how the Alcona football game ended yesterday as this column was written before it was played, but I know this — this year’s football team all are winners in my book. more »»

The skinny on surviving Halloween

October 31, 2015 Halloween is celebrated with costumes, scary movies, haunted houses, decorating pumpkins and of course candy. more »»

Keep Halloween safe so everyone can enjoy it

October 30, 2015 As ghosts and goblins head out this weekend trick-or-treating, we would be remiss not to remind residents to please do everything possible to ensure the children have a fun and safe time. more »»

Detroit school system vs. Proposal A

October 30, 2015 Talk about opening a can of worms. Actually two cans. more »»

No one seems to be held accountable in Washington

October 29, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucrat. more »»

Giving work to Siri’s sisters

October 28, 2015 You know Siri. She (or he, your choice) lives in your dashboard or telephone and can answer questions about a host of topics. more »»

Hearing reveals Washington reacted to Benghazi by running for cover

October 28, 2015 No one reacted with a sense of alarm and protectiveness to repeated pleas for help from U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya during the months before Sept. 11, 2012. more »»

Stop running from your problems

October 27, 2015 When I was an emerging adult in my early 20s I remember going through a period of time where everything seemed wrong. I was stressed, frustrated, and fed up with a number of life situations. more »»

Funding in budget for addiction treatment should be saved from ax

October 27, 2015 The tried-and-failed liberal approach of throwing money at the nation’s challenges has never worked — and never will. more »»

Closer look shows more tax money going to the government

October 26, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sept. more »»

Hats off to Mrs. Glee’s and its employees

October 24, 2015 Today healthy food choices are much more than a fad, they are a lifestyle for many residents. Many of us have learned that one of those choices in our diets should be gluten-free products. more »»

A record-setting tale to last a lifetime

October 24, 2015 This is a fish story. Indeed, it’s a whopper. And, since it’s a fish story, by the time you finish reading it the size of the monster will probably have gotten bigger. more »»

ARMC: Discussing prostate cancer screening with physician

October 24, 2015 Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American, affecting one in seven men. But, if detected early is 100 percent treatable. more »»

Growing up a preacher’s kid

October 24, 2015 To preachers' kids, with love. Remember the voice of Lulu in that classic 1967 movie with Sidney Poitier? Not long ago, I came across an article written by Barnabas Piper. more »»



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