We cannot proceed without first pointing out the irony of a body that schedules itself to work 102 days a year trying to solve the school truancy problem.
There's nothing an influence peddler likes better than the outstretched palm of a lawmaker. Some leaders of the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature seem hell-bent on keeping the grease flowing to those hands.
We applaud area schools for participating in National Bike to School Day earlier this month, but we do have a concern that may have been overlooked.
A new effort to place legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes on the state ballot, perhaps as early as November, was launched last week.
For years, the number of kids participating in the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority’s in-line hockey league has dropped like a Blackhawk player getting checked by Niklas Kronwall.
As of now, anyone who wants to take a boat through the navigable waters of the Grand River from Lake Michigan upstream is limited to where the marked channel ends at the Bass River area in Allendale Township.
If the French election that installed Emmanuel Macron as president caught you by surprise, it could be because France cast its votes on Sunday.
Why are our highways becoming so much more dangerous?
Michigan lawmakers are busy reshaping the $56.3 billion budget Gov. Rick Snyder sent them — in some cases making it better, and in others putting key spending priorities at risk.
The point often is made: The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. What usually follows is a call for taking the top rate from the current 35 percent to something dramatically lower.
Northwestern Michigan College officials — with support from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians — plan to launch two new language classes in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the local Anishinaabe culture.
Michigan lawmakers should continue the push toward building a corrections system that spares both lives and taxpayers. Though significant reforms were passed in the last legislative session, much more remains to be done.
Since 2012, more than $1.2 million from the Lansing Promise has been invested directly into scholarships for Lansing-area students to pursue higher education.
Comparing the village’s parking ordinance to the Holocaust is entirely out of line.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's recommendation that her city remain with the Great Lakes Water Authority rather than switching once again to a new drinking water source is the best choice for a city that needs both stability and trust in the safety of its water.