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Editorial

Pedestrian and bicycle-related crashes rise

The number of overall traffic crashes and fatalities on Michigan roadways fell slightly in 2023, according to recently released data from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. However, crashes involving vulnerable roadways users, such as pedestrians and bicyclists, ...

Be safe in summer traffic

Every spring, traffic begins to swell in Northeast Michigan as snowbirds return home and summer cottagers make their pilgrimages to their getaways. Things seem to crescendo around the Independence Day holiday and stay busy through August or September. Coupled with road construction that ...

Trail experience survey open through Aug. 1

Michigan is home to more than 13,400 miles of state-designated trails and local and regional options that offer something for everyone there s a reason we re known as the Trails State. This summer, the DNR wants to hear what trail visitors have to say about biking, hiking, track-chair ...

WAPO on SCOTUS and how government works

The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning Donald Trump. These cases matter. But the bigger picture is in how the justices are remaking the U.S. government. The former president, certainly, had little to complain ...

Second Adopt-A-Highway cleanup coming

Motorists should be on the lookout beginning Saturday as Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out across the state picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from July 13 to 21 during the second of three scheduled pickups this ...

State police step up speed enforcement

Speeding is far from a mere violation of traffic laws. Aggressive driving puts drivers and passengers at risk. It also impacts the lives of all roadway users, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Michigan State Police, along with city and county police departments across the state, are ...