Poppies are not included in a typical spring flower garden, but when they are present, the deep-red petals and black centers on a tall stem are a focal point of beauty.
A year ago, Steve Negen said the 30th Great Lakes Kite Festival on the Grand Haven State Park beach was the last one. That took the wind out of our sails.
I felt like maybe we could all use a break from the bruising, the repeated assuming of motives, the pretending to know where it is that all of us come from and why on many different issues.
Public trust is a cherished and fragile thing. Without it, our government would come to a standstill. We must trust that those we elect to represent us carry through on their promise to do the job with integrity and honesty.
A poll released last week by school reform advocacy group Education Trust-Midwest found that boosting the quality of education in Michigan is the highest priority for parents here.
The really trying times — difficult though they were — led to some very good things happening.
The question for the Christian is what does love of God and love of neighbor require? What does a true respect for the sanctity of life require?
This is it — the homestretch. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and the end of another school year is nearly in the books.
Many groups across our state have urged Michigan governors and legislators, elected over the past two decades, to exercise leadership and pass a plan that will truly fix our crumbling roads and bridges.
The United Nations defines access to clean drinking water as an essential human right.
It has become clear that the vast majority of West Michigan residents don’t want to see the Grand River dredged to allow big boats to navigate it from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven.
Driving down auto insurance rates for Michigan motorists finally moved out of the starting gate with Senate passage of a bill that would build more consumer choice into insurance policies.
In March, our government's deficit was $234 billion — the largest monthly deficit in our history. The previous month was almost as bad.
In my weeklong visit to Finland, it became clear that the educational structures of the three countries — United States, the Netherlands and Finland — are extraordinarily different.
Not since extra-loud TV commercials have Americans and Congress stood so united against a peace-shattering electronic scourge. This time, the offender is robocalls, which take a greater toll than just annoying us.