July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

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Reaffirming Independence

Monday’s Supreme Court decision in a Chicago gun control case might put much of the Second Amendment challenges to private gun ownership to bed, for at least a few months. More...

Make It Plain

Founding Fathers’ contemporary freed slaves

Independence Day directs our minds to some of the heroes who signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the Revolutionary War and led our nation in its infancy. The names, such as Washington, Adams and Jefferson, are familiar. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES

75 YEARS AGO-JULY 4, 1935 County Offices to Close at Noon on Saturdays More...

Texting illegal

Starting today texting and driving can earn drivers a $100 ticket. Michigan’s law banning texting is effective today (Thursday) making bad judgement, at least in driving and texting illegal. More...

I Was Thinking

July 4th marks Independence, not end of summer

Wasn’t it just yesterday we were celebrating Memorial Day? June commencement ceremonies, open houses and Father’s Day get-togethers may crowd June, but it seems like July arrives more quickly with each passing year. More...

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