Opinion

‘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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Trickle down attitudes toward public education

Education funding in Michigan is a real patchwork affair. The dollars directed toward schools comes from many different sources and the formulas seem to be ever changing since legislators in Lansing can't seem to settle on a long-term plan other than regular...

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Knowledge, involvement key to good government

Representative government. When we all work together, it's what makes our democracy great. Problems arise when those elected to represent the people act in ways that don't align with those who elected them. In Almont, government officials got a big reminder of that...

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DDA dissolution on fast track in Almont?

Residents of Almont, ask yourself the following questions: Do you enjoy the annual Holly Day Light Parade? The Heritage Festival in the Fall? Are you happy that snow removal is taken care of when necessary? How about the landscaping in the summertime? Do you like to...

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Commitment to best local coverage in 2019

As 2018 winds down and the dawning of 2019 draws near, we—along with most other people on the planet—reflect on the past 12 months with a mix of nostalgia, gratitude and even relief. As the stories in these pages have reflected, the Tri-City area is a unique and...

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