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The facts about Goodwill

September 17, 2016 Goodwill Northern Michigan believes a strong community means every member has job opportunities that pay a livable wage; safe, stable, and affordable housing; and access to wholesome, nutritious... more »»

Message is clear: Remove blinders when seeking employees

September 16, 2016 Michigan has a wealth of hidden talent available for employers to tap into. That was the message Lt. Gov. more »»

Curious about parking

September 16, 2016 There are many things that make me curious. But there is just one I want to explore today. It is a hot topic, a controversial topic. more »»

Priority needs to be rebuild US credibility

September 15, 2016 The loud yawn you may have heard Sunday came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Korea. more »»

Eliminating terror groups still a priority

September 14, 2016 It is no longer as easy as it was 15 years ago for terrorist groups to mount major assaults within the United States. more »»

Something needs to be done about North Korea’s arms buildup

September 13, 2016 There has been no indication for years that North Korea was slackening the pace of its arms buildup. Nothing the rest of the world has done in response has proven effectiv. more »»

Making choices for the future

September 13, 2016 Whenever I’m asked to support community efforts I make sure the opinion I attach my name to is mine, not one adopted from another; and whatever I am supporting appears to be the right thing to do... more »»

Congress finally questioning cost overruns at Denver VA hospital

September 12, 2016 Members of Congress finally are showing some overdue concern about another outrage at the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Odds and ends out of Lansing

September 12, 2016 This week we dabble in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Here we go again on a possible part time legislature. more »»

15 years seems like just yesterday

September 10, 2016 Fifteen years ago tomorrow. Fifteen years since that fateful day that began in New York City, continued to Washington, D.C., and played out over a field in Pennsylvania. more »»

Observe 9/11 by giving the gift of life

September 10, 2016 As we observe the 15th anniversary Sunday of the Sept. more »»

Who is taking part in polls?

September 10, 2016 As I write this, there are only 58 more days to go before the presidential election. I can't wait. Not for the election. I'm actually dreading that. I think everyone's dreading tha. more »»

Understanding, tackling obesity

September 10, 2016 We know that obesity is an epidemic. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The statistics are even higher in Northeast Michigan. more »»

Don’t destroy downtown ‘vibe’

September 9, 2016 Would two-way traffic in downtown Alpena ultimately be a curse or a blessing? At this point it would be nice to know the answer to that, as for the time being all the debate over two-way traffic is ... more »»

Give China credit for pandas’ recovery

September 8, 2016 China’s brutality in punishing crimimals makes it easier for the government to enforce its will, of course. Still, Beijing deserves credit for a striking achievement in conservation. more »»

Obama shouldn’t trust China with climate change deal

September 7, 2016 Politics has made stranger bedfellows under President Barack Obama than at any other time during recent memory. more »»

Back in the first grade

September 6, 2016 During my second year in law school I was involved in an automobile accident. At that time my financial cushion was threadbare. Meeting the insurance deductible abraded the fabric. more »»

Kids are back in school, let’s keep them safe

September 6, 2016 Today marks the first day of school around the region. Some kids are excited about the day while others may be dreading the end of summer vacation. more »»

Tie aid to curbing slaughter of elephants in those African countries

September 5, 2016 Elephants seem to be doing well in some African countries, but they are being slaughtered by poachers at an alarming rate in others. more »»

M-STEP results not very rosy

September 5, 2016 You have to give good grades to the state Department of Education for orchestrating a nifty and positive spin on the latest round of test scores for kids in grades three through 11th grade, and at... more »»



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