Several times in the last year alone, the Petoskey News-Review's editorial board has reminded, urged and pleaded — shoot, we've practically begged — area residents to get engaged in their local units of government.
Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."
A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.
Michigan officials said Tuesday they will comply with the Obama administration's plan for cutting planet-warming gases from power plants, but cited challenges to meeting the deadline and misgivings with some requirements.
A Catholic priest who led a suburban Detroit parish for nearly 30 years pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday in a scheme to conceal the theft of more than $500,000, including money for a Florida condominium.
Ottawa County may be considered one of the best places to live, work and play — as noted by numerous community rankings — but the Greater Ottawa County United Way staff says there is still plenty of work to be done.