Opinion

Distracted Driving crashes rising

Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Jon Ross, Senior Editor at the Office of Highway Safety Planning of the Michigan State Police in Lansing. Distracted driving crashes in Michigan continue to rise. Michigan saw a 57 percent increase in distracted...

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Let the sun shine in on state government

We applaud State Rep. Gary Howell for keeping his word and moving to bring transparency to state government. Howell recently voted to approve a bipartisan package of bills to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. He co-sponsored both bills....

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Be prepared for severe weather this spring

Spring generally brings great fluctuations in weather conditions here in the Great Lakes State. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed March 24-30 as Severe Weather Awareness Week and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division...

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Generosity sparks healing, hope

Once again, the Tri-City area community has demonstrated its generosity and compassion for one of its own. The devastating fire that claimed the lives of four children in the Whitney-Kelley family, and severely injured both parents and another young child rocked the...

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Put your best fork forward

Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by the St. Clair County Health Department. March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate, the St. Clair County Health Department, and the Michigan Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program joins the...

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True ‘hometown heroes’ rise once again

Once again we've witnessed the heroic efforts of our area first responders, and our local firefighters who literally risked their lives in an attempt to rescue a family from a burning home. The February 26 fire at the Maple Grove mobile home park claimed four young...

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Walker will be missed in Imlay City

Dana Walker has been a familiar name and face around the Imlay City area for quite some time. As Chamber Director, there was no doubt that Dana was enthusiastic about the opportunity to promote member businesses, and toot the horn for all things Imlay City. When she...

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When one door closes…

Things aren't exactly great for brick and mortar businesses. Big name brands and some smaller ones are closing up shop due to what's called the "Amazon Effect" or in more general terms, online shopping. When Shopko executives filed for bankruptcy last month they cited...

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Story a reminder there’s no ‘typical’ victim

As this week's front page story illustrates, looks can be deceiving when it comes to heart health. An active wife and mother of three who's always been into fitness and health, she was actually running a marathon when she was stricken with a heart attack. She was only...

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‘Lame duck’ sessions should be eliminated

A constitutional amendment to eliminate the 'lame duck' sessions for the Michigan legislature is both a bold and brilliant move by area Republican State Rep. Gary Howell. Howell recently proposed a plan that would eliminate legislative sessions from extending past...

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