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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.

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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.

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With many Americans still terrified of the novel coronavirus, it’s small wonder that the aviation industry is dealing with financial turbulence.

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‘We are not going to control the pandemic,” the White House chief of staff said Oct. 25, admitting the Trump administration’s failure to perform its most urgent job. This was timely, relevant information for Americans going to the polls Tuesday. But it’s also terribly dangerous thinking.

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Americans are pinning their hopes on a vaccine for COVID-19 to bring this long pandemic nightmare to an end. And while it seems likely that there will be one or more federally approved vaccines by year’s end, even best-case scenarios estimate that it will be spring before there are enough do…

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It likely was a slip of the tongue when Joe Biden declared America would rid itself of fossil fuels by 2025 during last week’s presidential debate. But it was not far off the radical energy agenda Democrats hope to impose should they win total control of Washington.

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Disney, like many high-profile American corporations in recent years, has been lacing its films, shows and cultural offerings with social justice messaging, to the delight or irritation of various fan groups. For anyone taken in by corporate virtue signaling, however, allow us to disillusion…

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Pfizer officials announced Oct. 16 that the pharmaceutical giant won’t be ready to apply for FDA approval of its COVID-19 vaccine until the third week of November.

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Sometimes, you come across small details that are unimportant to the crux of a story, but, when added to the greater kaleidoscope of history, help us see the world around us a little more clearly.

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While the world continues to battle a biological pathogen, two dangerous information viruses just got a big, albeit belated, setback: Facebook has announced it will no longer tolerate QAnon conspiracy theories, or people denying the historical reality of the Holocaust of 6 million Jews, or p…

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Last April, hours after Donald Trump exhorted his supporters to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” from the lockdown Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, a former assistant attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department’s national security division suggested that the presiden…

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The warm summer months have given us a slight advantage in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Being able to dine outdoors, visit at a distance outdoors, and enjoy time in parks and wilderness all have let us use open spaces and fresh air to thwart transmission of the virus.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has sent a letter to congressional leadership calling on congressional committee leaders to protect service members, defense communities and the general public from PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination associated with defense installa…

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President Donald Trump returned to the Oval Office last Wednesday, less than a week after he tested positive for coronavirus. Still presumably infectious, still shedding the deadly pathogen, he simply did not care that he’s exposing more White House staffers.

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There’s no mistaking his role, with the bright blue cursive lettering “Sean P Conley, DO” above “Physician to the President” stitched in the left breast of his white lab coat.

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We hope Americans are as tired as we are of hearing the race-baiting, dog-whistling president of the United States yet again enable the worst elements of our society.

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For many years, the Grand Haven Tribune would tell you on this page whom we suggest you vote for in upcoming elections. That practice ended a few years ago when our then-publisher decided it wasn’t our place to endorse political candidates.

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The ambush-style shooting Sept. 12 of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies as they sat in their patrol car at the L.A. Metro station in Compton was cruel and disgusting, as were the words that some demonstrators reportedly shouted outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood…

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Futures for Frontliners does many things at once: It spends federal C.A.R.E.S. Act funding; it shores up falling community college enrollments; it contributes to the state’s 2030 pledge to have 60 percent of the workforce with a secondary degree/certificate; and most important, it gives tang…

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We join the nation in mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her life of service to our country and its laws has rightly inspired millions who see this mighty woman as a representative of the best of America.

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The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg deprives the Supreme Court and the nation of a towering figure in the campaign to ensure equal justice under law. Her passing also creates an opportunity for President Donald Trump, who already has appointed two justices, to name a replacement in the waning m…

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While many of the state’s students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don’t have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online. That’s unacceptable.

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Senate Democrats have blocked the Republicans’ long-delayed plan for additional coronavirus aid, raising the prospect that Congress will provide no added fiscal support for the economy between now and the presidential election in November. The two sides are no longer talking, and at this poi…

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As any “Game of Thrones” fan can tell you, the phrase “winter is coming” is not just a House Stark motto but a frequently invoked warning that a serious, easily overlooked threat is destined to arrive as temperatures drop. In the case of the George R.R. Martin books and the TV show based on …

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It has been said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Well, 2020 certainly qualifies, and state lawmakers are looking to address the issue of absentee ballot processing before it could become a major issue.

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According to the USDA, Americans spend less on food as a percent of their incomes than anyone else in the world.

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As we argued a few months ago when Major League Baseball was sidling up to its plan for playing amid the pandemic, pro sports are important to the rhythms of normal life. The money they generate ripples through other industries. Additionally – although this point will elicit divided opinions…

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Puppy mills are horrific places. And if anyone needs proof of that, they should visit the Delta Animal Shelter’s Facebook page and look into the face of a dog recently rescued from a suspected local puppy mill.

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We agreed with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week when she urged state residents to get their flu shot in the weeks ahead.

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Federal officials have had eight months since the new coronavirus arrived in the U.S. to work out how to test for COVID-19 well enough to get to grips with the pandemic. They’ve failed.

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The Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have agreed on a framework for how schools can approach the upcoming school year. That’s somewhat miraculous, given the tumultuous relationship between the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers.

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This must be some cruel form of COVID-19 déjà vu. State health officials confirmed last week they either can’t or won’t learn from their mistakes.

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The coronavirus pandemic has thrust millions of American small businesses into crisis mode, as they scramble for the cash they need to get through to more normal times. One way Congress can help: Protect them from predators looking to take their money and leave them bankrupt.

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A woman named Shelly Tolhurst offered a sadly prophetic observation at a Sept. 7, 1920, event in Los Angeles celebrating the passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. “For a thousand years we have had a certain viewpoint,” Tolhurst said. “This celebration ma…

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An up-to-date child immunization record is typically required by Pennsylvania schools at the start of the academic year. But the state Department of Health quietly announced last month that it was temporarily suspending requirements for children’s immunizations for two months, until the end …

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The U.S. Postal Service delivered a dire warning that Washington state’s elections may face collateral damage from the agency’s ongoing machinations. A July 31 letter from USPS general counsel Thomas J. Marshall to Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said there’s “a risk some ballots wil…