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CYNTHIA M. ALLEN: We defend rights of children on the border, ignore them at home

By CYNTHIA M. ALLEN Guest Columnist (TNS) It’s a truth universally acknowledged that children need their parents — to thrive, feel …

Trash in campfires extremely polluting, illegal

With a fire burning nicely, it can feel natural to toss camp or party trash in it to burn — paper plates, paper towels, plastic wrap, …

Leaving dogs in hot cars isn’t just cruel, it’s criminal

(TNS) For years, PETA has been spreading a simple, yet vital message: Hot cars kill. It’s now well known that leaving dogs in vehicles …

Editorials

GUEST VIEW: Supreme Court protects even the unruliest of government critics from retaliation

The following editorial was published in the Los Angeles Times: (TNS) Government officials who call the cops at public meetings to …

GUEST VIEW: ‘Gaming disorder’ vs. ‘digital wellness’

The following editorial was published in the Chicago Tribune: (TNS) The World Health Organization has a lot on its plate these days. …

GUEST VIEW: AT&T and the case for digital innovation

The following editorial was published in the June 14 edition of the Chicago Tribune: (TNS) A good way to guarantee you’ll be wrong …

Letters to the Editor

ERIC LAMPINEN: Legislature took prevailing wage issue into their own hands

ERIC LAMPINEN: Legislature took prevailing wage issue into their own hands

TO THE EDITOR: The November ballot will include multiple issues that voters will have the opportunity to decide for ourselves. This is the …

BIRNEY SUMMERS: Asks county to fully fund Veterans Counselor office

BIRNEY SUMMERS: Asks county to fully fund Veterans Counselor office

TO THE EDITOR: As the commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter here in Manistee, I am concerned that no action has been …

JUDY CUNNINGHAM: State representative candidate will put people first

JUDY CUNNINGHAM: State representative candidate will put people first

TO THE EDITOR: The candidate I support for our state representative is Kathy Wiejaczka from Empire in Leelanau County, who is running for …