With all the hoopla of the past week centered around the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Tuesday’s primary elections may have been out of mind for many of us.
Port Huron's casino dreams likely suffered another setback last week when the Department of the Interior said no to what many thought was the best bet for off-reservation Indian gambling in Michigan.
We like a good time down at The Mining Journal as much as anyone. But legislation introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives that would ban Chinese lanterns in the state might make sense.
Although the real work hasn't started, we like the direction a statewide task force is taking in helping chart a viable course on public retiree costs.
The Michigan Legislature is weighing a bill that would give restaurants the option of letting dog owners bring their pets with them to outdoor dining areas. As the state seeks to reduce unnecessary and burdensome laws, this is a good one to shed.
A part-time legislature may cost the state less money. It might mean more time spent at home among constituents for some legislators. And it could mean fewer session days.
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on July 19:
If you’ve ever had your dinner interrupted by an annoying robocall sales pitch — and who hasn’t? — this will make you smile.
The legal status of Eastern Christian immigrants to the United States requires special consideration, something worth keeping in mind as Chaldeans in the Detroit area fight an immigration crackdown.
Michigan lawmakers did the right thing by tackling the state's school employee retirement system last month. But now that that is off their plate, they should put reform of local government pensions at the top of their priority list.
Two months ago, it sounded nearly certain that the inline hockey rink at Mercury Park was going to be removed in favor of new pickleball courts.
The attraction to public spaces — such as parks, hiking trails, playgrounds, gardens, beaches and more — depends on good behavior from those who use them.
When a series of fights broke out at Grand Haven State Park on Monday evening, there were only six DNR officers patrolling the park.
In 1812, Gov. Eldridge Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a mythological salamander.
An important meeting couldn't happen June 20, or anytime during this final week before the Legislature leaves for its summer recess, because Gov. Snyder is attending the Paris Air Show as part of a European trade mission.