1:02 PM May 14, 2015
Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its students. And since teachers play the biggest role in determining how well their students do, one of the tools to boost these results is a strong teacher evaluation program.
2:00 PM May 13, 2015
Pure Michigan. For the past 10 years, that two-word phrase has evoked images of lakefront living, autumn color tours, a trip to the ballpark, a ferry to Mackinac Island or a trip Up North during hunting season.
12:00 PM May 13, 2015
Shortly after I took over as managing editor of the Grand Haven Tribune, I was sent to a newspaper editors’ conference in Washington, D.C.
5:00 PM May 12, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder believes the city's future is bright, thanks to its revitalization efforts, but a lack of educational success could stand in its way.
2:00 PM May 12, 2015
Just recently, I watched the film “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. I was with a group of my peers, and we thought it would be great fun to make our own individual bucket lists and compare them after we had all completed them.
5:54 PM May 11, 2015
Did you feel the May 2 earthquake?
11:04 AM May 11, 2015
Thumbs up to the news that the teen summer jobless rate is expected to dip. ...
2:00 PM May 8, 2015
The quarter of Michigan’s registered voters who took the few minutes Tuesday to decide the statewide ballot issue offered a historic margin of defeat.
1:02 PM May 8, 2015
“Waking up the garden” is something I look forward to every spring. Brushing away the broken twigs, leaves and brambles to see the tiny miraculous sprouts always brings me great joy.
2:57 PM May 7, 2015
If you’ve been paying attention to education news lately, you’ve likely heard all about the efforts by schools to promote science, technology, engineering and math skills.
1:53 PM May 7, 2015
"What happens in caucus stays in caucus." Those were the words of Gideon D'Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, after it was reported that state Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, was expelled from the party's caucus after posting to Facebook during a confidential meeting.
3:00 PM May 6, 2015
One of the greatest failures of the FDR administration in the 1930s was the lack of support for anti-lynching legislation.
2:00 PM May 6, 2015
Without a doubt, fishing plays an important part in our lakeside economy.
5:00 PM May 5, 2015
While on vacation late last month in England, the Rev. Jared Cramer became unsettled late one night and checked Facebook. What he found unsettled him even more.
2:00 PM May 5, 2015
Happy May, readers. It’s nice to be back on Page 4 after my lovely daughter, Olivia, stole my notebook last month and replaced my column with one she wrote, which my editor subsequently published.
3:30 PM May 4, 2015
On Tuesday, voters across Michigan will be asked to vote for or against Proposal 1.
12:50 PM May 4, 2015
Thumbs up to Aubrey Cohoon, the Spring Lake girl and figure skater ...