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A politically diverse group in Congress has formed to root out sexual abuse by employees at universities. This bipartisan approach is needed when it comes to other Title IX policies, too.

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There have been a series of articles in recent months in the coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic about something called “long covid.” These news stories have shared the experiences of people who got COVID-19 and recovered, but still have lingering effects of the virus.

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Much of America has moved on, but more than 100 days after he left the Oval Office, the specter of Donald Trump hasn’t gone away. That was plain with two new developments last week.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is recklessly placing Michigan at the center of an international trade showdown with her order that the Line 5 petroleum pipeline must cease operations by this week.

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After refusing for more than a year to specify what data drove her COVID-19 policies, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finally announced metrics that she’ll use to relax and eventually remove the state’s current restrictions on public interactions and private gatherings. Last May, for instance, she sai…

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Among the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the arts and entertainment sector rests close to the top of the list. Though many performing groups pivoted to virtual concerts and productions, this did little for the thousands of small performance venues that shuttered during t…

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The COVID-19 vaccines have been a gift from science to control the worst health pandemic in a century. Developed and deployed in less than year, they have become a potent weapon against an unpredictable virus. But their success raises a question: Under what circumstances might Americans be r…

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We sit around a bonfire, roasting hot dogs and s’mores as the daylight starts its slow transition to sleep. Our newest additions, a 10-year-old and her 4-year-old brother, stare longingly at the bag of marshmallows as they await their turn. They’ve been in our care less than 24 hours, and gi…

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In his speech to Congress, President Joe Biden declared his ambitions for a country on its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” he said. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback int…

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In last month’s column, on April 7, I wrote about how I believe the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (BLP) should pause their plans to build a $46.6 million dollar natural gas-burning power plant and office building on Harbor Island to replace the local generation ability lost when the…

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We’ve asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to tell us when and how she would go about lifting the heavy restrictions Michigan has lived under for more than a year. The governor finally laid out some metrics last week, and that’s a start.

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The state of Michigan has recommended that its citizens do not travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key officials themselves, however, have been busted for traveling to southern states like Florida and Alabama. In addition, our government is spending money to encourage people to travel.

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The contrast between President Biden’s first address to Congress last Wednesday night and the Republican response delivered by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) reminded me of another occasion between one long-winded and another profound speaker.

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President Joe Biden marked his first 100 days in office last week by laying out a massive spending plan, as well as massive tax increases that would only partially cover the costs while inflicting significant damage to the economy. His plan would also harm those the president purports to hel…

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While the Tribune will accept letters to the editor regarding the upcoming elections, we do not publish campaign letters by the candidates themselves.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday revised its COVID-19 guidance on the wearing of masks outside during the COVID-19 pandemic. But things are just as muddled as before.

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In my college classes at Noorthoek Academy, we are studying about American heroes. It made me think about what makes someone a hero. I wonder if you have to be famous to be a hero?

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America is entering a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus. Vaccines are more available than ever before, workplaces are reopening and Europe is poised to welcome vaccinated Americans in time for the summer travel season. This is no time to let off the gas.

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My wife and I have been watching the new series called “The Chosen.” It is probably the most unique and creative video presentations of the life of Jesus ever attempted. And it is good. I’ll go one better than that – it is superb!

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We are pleased that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chose not to close down the state in response to the latest wave of the coronavirus – a response she’s opted for during past surges. Shuttering large swaths of the economy is costly on many fronts, and has long-lasting impacts.

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Growing up, my family spent summers camping in northern Michigan, and we attended concerts at Interlochen Arts Camp. I was an arty kid, so visiting the campus was an amazing experience for me. Kids from around the world walked through the tree-lined paths in navy-blue knickers and light-blue…

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We couldn’t bear the idea of this story ending any other way.

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When you think of the Roaring ‘20s, what images come to mind? What are the sounds you hear? What did people do for fun?

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Are you looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather? There are numerous activities sponsored by environmental organizations in Ottawa County and West Michigan to help you bring your family outside and educate you and your family about environmental restoration and sustainabi…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, doctors and mental health experts foresaw the cataclysmic problems the disease would cause — not just the deaths, but the rippling outward effects of so much economic pain and social isolation on Americans’ mental health and well-being.

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Finally after more than a year of remote learning and countless stall tactics from the teachers union, Chicago Public Schools high school students headed back to classrooms on Monday. They won’t be in school full time – the district and the union only settled on two days a week – but it’s be…

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In a year like no other, communities across the nation were faced with unimaginable challenges as COVID-19 quickly shocked the world. While the pandemic impacted everyone uniquely, it also forced communities like ours to share a sense of commonality as we faced the unimaginable together. In …

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Having won the greatest landslide before or since (98.5 percent of the electoral votes, all but Vermont’s and Maine’s) and carried the biggest congressional majorities ever, Franklin Roosevelt in 1937 proposed a possible expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court, whose rulings had been frustrating…

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Technology has become increasingly intertwined with the auto industry, as the recent semiconductor shortage has brought to light. The Detroit Three have had to halt production on numerous models for lack of chips. So a bipartisan coalition in Congress is trying to boost U.S. supply chains.

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year now since the pandemic stole away our normal lives. Though, in its wake, admittedly there have been some positives that have come to light.

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Nothing we do or say or write or advocate will bring back Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old kid shot by a Chicago police officer on March 29. Our agony, our tears, our careful study of the videos released Thursday won’t bring him back.