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NANCY KAFFER: How Michigan is failing our teachers

By NANCY KAFFER Guest Columnist (TNS) So there’s bad news: There’s a teacher shortage in Michigan — in districts like …

Summer intern comes full circle

Writing has always been a passion of mine, beginning as early as second grade when I would fill up notebook after notebook describing the …

TOWNSEND: Do not wait to pass on what is important

TOWNSEND: Do not wait to pass on what is important

Incredible! It feels like just yesterday planting season was far in the future. Now suddenly I am way behind. The long spring sunlight …

Editorials

GUEST VIEW: Lawmakers shouldn’t tinker with teacher pensions

The following editorial was published in the May 25 edition of the Detroit Free Press: (TNS)  If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway. …

OUR VIEW: Don’t forget the cost of freedom

Freedom isn’t just a word. It’s a privilege that over the course of the nation’s history cost more than 1 million American …

GUEST VIEW: A case study in the value of learning CPR basics

The following editorial was published in the May 22 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: (TNS) Even people who are “over the …

Letters to the Editor

AVA BLADZIK: Enbridge Pipeline 5 should be shut down

AVA BLADZIK: Enbridge Pipeline 5 should be shut down

TO THE EDITOR: Could Enbridge Pipeline 5 destroy Michigan? Although it seems obscure to think of, the two parallel pipelines which lurk at …

CAROL VOIGTS: feels Fish Boil is a big draw for Forest Festival

CAROL VOIGTS: feels Fish Boil is a big draw for Forest Festival

TO THE EDITOR: I read with dismay the News Advocate story on May 18 of the fiasco concerning the Lions Club’s annual Friday night Fish …

It is not too late to save the ‘senior village’ project

It is not too late to save the ‘senior village’ project

TO THE EDITOR: Although voted down by the Manistee City Council, the “senior village” project at the former Oleson’s Food …