The Michigan Board of Canvassers did the right thing last week when they certified the results from November’s general election. I do not believe this election was executed flawlessly; however, I have not seen evidence that suggests the results of any statewide election will be overturned.
I am shopping for Christmas pajamas to outfit our crew – again. I’ve already done this once. About a month ago, I bought matching sets. They were delivered and shoved in the back of our basement until this weekend, when I pulled them out and was struck by a very obvious thing – the jolly San…
It doesn’t take an investment banker to see the flagrant weakness in Michigan law that allows bottled water companies to line their pockets while tapping our most valuable natural resources.
In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That’s because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position.
I’ve been lucky, for the most part, with bosses. I worked at Pizza Hut when I was in my late teens and early 20s, and knew that if our area manager, Tom Lanoue, stopped in and we were busy he wouldn’t hesitate to take off his suit jacket, don an apron and wash dishes in the kitchen. Tom woul…
Traverse City has been rolling out a government-owned broadband network. But like most municipal internet systems across the country, it’s running behind schedule, over budget and attracting fewer customers than projected.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and in preparing the turkey, stuffing and green bean casserole, it is normally easy to get lost in the traditions of family time and the fond memories of years past.
Watching Rudy Giuliani dance with disgrace as the loser president’s lawyer pressing claims of fraud in the 2020 election, I thought of a fictional attorney played by Paul Newman in the 1982 film, “The Verdict.”
2020 has been a year of cancellations. School got canceled. Surgeries got canceled. In-person worship was canceled. Large public gatherings were canceled. Parties, concerts and sports events were canceled. And now we hear that Thanksgiving may have to be canceled this year.
The best way to protect the Great Lakes is to move with urgency to build a tunnel deep beneath the Straits of Mackinac to carry vital petroleum products from Canada to Michigan and the Midwest.
If the 2020 presidential election were an athletic contest, Joe Biden’s apparent conquest of Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would signal its definitive end.
In the July 28 edition of the Grand Haven Tribune, the Board of Light & Power provided an update on the closure of the coal ash impoundments at the recently retired J.B. Sims Power Plant on Harbor Island. However, Harbor Island was not really an island 100 years ago; it was more a delta …
The Senate Bill 241 was introduced on March 21, 2019, by state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D) amongst other senators. According to the copy of the bill, it is used to “prescribe the powers and duties of certain providers of water and sewerage service in this state, to prescribe the powers and duti…
I am confused. Who won the presidential election? The news media and unofficial national election results have declared that Joe Biden will be the next U.S. president.
COVID-19 is surging again, a disappointing development but one to be expected as cooling temperatures move people into closer indoor quarters and communal events – Halloween, the election – invite larger gatherings.
I was riveted to my TV on the day of the election through the following weekend, just like most of you. Now, after a week after the election, we all can play Monday morning quarterback.
In 2016, Donald Trump – New York City brash; thrice married, most recently to an international model; not refined; not from Harvard or Yale; but a multibillionaire with a flair for gold – came down his escalator and declared a run for president. The man who built hotels, casinos and golf cou…
Wednesday was Veterans Day, and in honor of all the veterans who have served our country and preserved and protected our freedoms, I want to pay respect to a man who served faithfully in the United States Army during World War II. His name is Henry Langrehr.
Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain about Michigan residents – we know how to make our voices heard, even in the face of a pandemic.
Once again I sit here on a Friday afternoon way past my nap time only to remember my column is due. An email from my editor has me in a panic, but I know that I’ll manage.
It wasn’t winter’s approach or the fact their team rightly belongs in Brooklyn and not Los Angeles that cast a pall last Tuesday night over the Dodgers’ World Series win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The following seems to perfectly describe the state of COVID-19 in Michigan: “The number of daily new cases increases by a constant rate every day, which leads to an increasingly accelerating case curve. If a community remains in this phase for an extended period of time, health care facilit…