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Less than a month ago, President Trump became the first Republican in history, as well as the first cast member of “Home Alone 2,” ever to be impeached.

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Many of us dream about living near the edge of the lakeshore, overlooking the majesty of Lake Michigan. That dream for the few that do have homes and summer cottages on the shore is now turning into a nightmare.

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We have witnessed the highest lake levels since the mid-1980s. Seeing the devastation on both public and private lands has truly been eye-opening. There have been homes, yards, roads and dunes lost due to the erosion that has occurred. There has been a large increase in permit applications t…

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It seems that all the talk both in print and on TV is how great our economy is doing. The stock market has reached record levels, unemployment is the lowest in decades and the consumer has kept on spending.

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On the evening of Jan. 16, 1991, I sat between my fiancé Michael and my father on a coral-silk brocade couch in Palm Beach as we watched television in my aging uncle’s claustrophobically small and poorly air-conditioned living room. We were in Florida to celebrate my 34th birthday earlier th…

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Can humans ever become biologically immortal? There are some people who believe that someday that could happen.

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It’s great that the Arizona-based U-Haul company cares about the well-being of its more than 30,000 employees. It’s commendable that it has adopted programs and offered benefits to promote their nutrition, fitness and overall health.

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Whatever moral authority the United States had to justify the killing of Iran’s top general must not be squandered by President Donald Trump.

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Michigan’s crime rate presently sits at a 50-year low and its prison population at a 20-year low. So it should follow that the state’s jail population also should be declining, as it has nationally since 2008. Instead, Michigan’s jail population has tripled since the 1980s – with no sign of …

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Someone said on social media recently that this may be the decade when paper calendars go away. After all, he reasoned, digital calendars have been around for some time. Paper calendars are unwieldy and unnecessary.

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Australia is on fire. Not all of it – but so far, flames have engulfed some 12 million acres, more than the land mass of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Inhabitants of the hot, dry continent learned long ago that coping with wildfires is a part of life. But the conflagrations that have s…

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The latest population numbers from the U.S. Census offer plenty of warnings for Michigan, which suddenly finds itself with a crop of policymakers at all levels of government who believe there is no problem that higher taxes and tighter regulations can’t solve.

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In some ways, it’s been a rough start to 2020, personally and globally.

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The Tri-Cities Historical Museum is excited to present the topic of its next temporary exhibition opening in January 2020, the West Michigan Pike.

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Since I wrote to you a month ago, I’ve been able to rediscover some of the old Christmas magic. Through the intentional and difficult work of saying no, guarding my time and parceling out my heart I’ve been able to rest enough to reflect, I’ve been able to really see the sparkle and sometime…

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It is estimated that up to 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. Most have stopped their daily workouts, or resumed the consumption of coffee, chocolate or tobacco products by mid-February.

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Normal people are overestimating the value of Christianity Today’s editorial in which Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli called for President Donald Trump’s removal. In plain English: It’s not what it appears to be.

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As we approach New Year’s Eve tonight, many people will commit themselves to new resolutions, commitments they have made to change something about their lives for the better.

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Although last year’s annual not-totally-serious forecast missed by predicting Ivanka Trump would become White House chief of staff and Vladimir Putin would formally endorse President Donald Trump for reelection, we did foresee the Washington Nationals winning the World Series and the House i…

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Michigan lawmakers this month passed a bipartisan nine-bill package that would legalize sports betting and online gambling. We think citizens have the right to indulge their vices, but the state should be prepared to react to unintended consequences.

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Two weeks ago, Bridge Magazine published a guest column titled “Michigan restricts inmates’ Medicaid access. Here’s why we should care.” I think we should care about facts and that column was largely devoid of them.

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On Jan. 1, the Mackinac Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative posted and distributed its first policy recommendations of the year. The essay was titled “2019 State Budget: Cut Corporate Welfare for Roads and Economic Growth,” and it described the shortcomings of the state’s subsidy program…

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The devastating business struggles of American journalism, especially local newspapers, strand much of the country without functional news coverage.