Incompetence reigns at unemployment agency


The state’s response to COVID-19 has lifted the veil of incompetence on numerous government offices, but none so much as the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The jobless claims spike following the pandemic overwhelmed the office. It never caught up with demand and Michigan residents ...

Lorinser mulling run for Michigan’s First Congressional seat


Next year’s race for Michigan’s First Congressional District seat presently occupied by Jack Bergman got more interesting this week — maybe. That’s because a local Democrat of note has established what’s being termed an exploratory committee to look hard at a 2022 run. Dr. Bob ...

Consider nuclear power

Letters To The Editor

Consider nuclear power To the Journal editor: Nuclear power, what is it? It is one of the cleanest, most reliable power that we have today. A number of years ago, I wrote a letter to this paper about nuclear power on naval ships, aircraft carriers and submarines. The following year, I ...

Let’s say you’re Joe Biden


For entirely valid and legitimate reasons, you staked much of your presidency on getting the country vaccinated. You had a very good start, but then things started to stall right as a new, more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus was spreading. This is a problem. I don’t just mean ...

When sending children back to school this fall, using logic is a must


With the Fourth of July behind us and back to school sales popping up everywhere you look, there still seems to be some inconsistencies as far as how each individual school plans to address health and safety measures once the fall semester begins. A Tuesday article by The Associated Press cited ...

Perspective given

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We are into the summer season, time to enjoy the outdoor activities. Swimming, biking, walking, etc. So far the Upper Peninsula has been blessed with no extreme hot weather, tornados, heavy rain. Many parts of the U.S. have had lots of bad weather. Also, I hope that ...