Michigan welcomes 54 new state troopers


Michigan communities will soon benefit from the addition of 54 state troopers who graduated Friday from the 145th Trooper Recruit School. During the ceremony in Lansing, Col. James F. Grady II, director of the Michigan State Police, administered the Oath of Office to the graduates who begin ...

Community solar the way to go

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor; Community solar, which allows residents to subscribe to third-party-owned solar arrays in exchange for energy bill credits, is an idea whose time has come in Michigan. The Michigan Senate Committee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing Thursday on SB 0152 and ...

When you never have to say ‘sorry’


The best jobs in Washington are the ones in which you never have to admit error and apologize. These jobs are mostly in government and the major media. While “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” (as a married man I know that’s not true), messing up in government means one can ...

Dep. Rushford did outstanding job


Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Rushford called it a career recently, retiring after 41 years with the department. Rushford started as a part-time deputy in 1982 before accepting a full-time road patrol deputy in 1984, becoming for many, the face of law enforcement in Marquette ...

Just the facts

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor; He was elected in 2016 despite losing the popular vote. Two yars later, he lost both the Senate and the House of Representatives. During his four year term, he lost more jobs than any president since Herbert Hoover, and added trillions to the national debt. He lost ...

Not too late to harden American democracy against Trump


As usual, Trump signals what he’s planning to do before he does it. He’s already signaled that he won’t accept the results of the 2024 election if he loses. Since announcing his candidacy, he has cast doubt on the fairness of the 2024 election on average once a day (according to an ...