2:00 PM May 29, 2014
We congratulate our area graduates and offer them some marching orders.
3:15 PM May 28, 2014
What do a police officer who works in Grand Rapids, an airline pilot whose home base is Chicago and New York, a businessman who works in Lansing and a refrigeration repair man who works in Detroit have in common?
2:02 PM May 28, 2014
Standardized test results aren’t the best way to judge a teacher’s effectiveness, and the Michigan House recently passed a pair of bills that recognize this fact.
6:26 PM May 27, 2014
Do you use social networks? If yes, what’s your favorite social network?
5:00 PM May 27, 2014
Michigan political pundit Robert Rossana doesn’t buy into a recent government report that he says the president has indicated shows a continued wage gap between the sexes.
3:00 PM May 27, 2014
In recent headlines, the ludicrous piece of news that Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” guitar riff was stolen from another guitarist, and that the band is soon to be facing a lawsuit, sank the old Hindenburg in the hearts of the diehard Zeppelin faithful.
1:03 PM May 27, 2014
Thumbs up to the Western Michigan Christian soccer team ...
4:00 PM May 24, 2014
Why do we cry when we should be happy? Former Grand Haven resident Chris Van Allsburg tries to find an answer for that peculiar human trait.
6:00 PM May 23, 2014
Thumbs down to the announcement that Lansing’s annual Memorial Day parade ...
3:00 PM May 23, 2014
Every June, area residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience the 18th century fur trade era at Feast of the Strawberry Moon.
2:01 PM May 23, 2014
Six-thousand, eight-hundred and eight. That is the number of American men and women in uniform who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
3:50 PM May 22, 2014
This past winter was a doozy. Record snowfall led to record costs for downtown merchants paying for the city’s snowmelt system.
3:00 PM May 22, 2014
Lately, I’ve been reading articles about teacher evaluations. It seems to me that government agencies are overly concerned about the quality of education to the detriment of education.
4:00 PM May 21, 2014
Before struggling with whether Ukraine was foolish in giving up its supply of nuclear weapons, let's look back at the beginning of the atomic age and why the atomic bomb was developed.
11:36 AM May 21, 2014
To the Editor: The Opinion (community column) in your May 16 edition (Nicolas Occhipinti, “Michigan is a low-performing recycling state”) cited Michigan's very low recycling rate of 14 percent, and how that compares to the recycling performance throughout the United States and in some our neighboring states with rates above 35 percent.
5:00 PM May 20, 2014
In a recent blog for the Washington, D.C.-based The Hill, Lucy Zhou asserts that a greater executive role is now needed to safeguard Americans’ right to vote.
3:00 PM May 20, 2014
In the year 2000, the same year my son was born, we purchased a brand new Ford Expedition. It had all-wheel drive for safety in the winter, and the capability to tow our pop-up camper and boat.