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Commentary: Transparency counts ... now more than ever

November 27, 2020

By Dirk Milliman Michigan Press Association Once again, the Leaders of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives want to pull public notices from newspapers and allow governmental entities (cities, villages, township, counties, etc.) ...

Commentary: Election winners, losers should help bring our nation together

November 27, 2020

By Judge Michael Warren Oakland County Circuit Court I lost my first two elections. First, I lost (ironically) to my now friend and tremendous Patriot Week supporter United States Senator Gary Peters. Second, I lost (also ironically) to other now friends ...

My Turn: Acclaimed artist maintains 'focus' for world to see

November 27, 2020

It has been said that there is no inspiration quite like a deadline. Carole Kabrin, courtroom sketch artist extraordinaire, can fully appreciate the truism, as evidenced by her skill at slaying the deadline dragon for the likes of such clients as CNN, NBC, ...

Commentary: Preserving and guarding the principles of the Constitution

November 27, 2020

By W. West Allen National President, Federal Bar Association The U.S. Constitution is the written embodiment of hope and freedom to the world. It was established to protect all people by just and hallowed principles. The preservation of these principles requires ...

My Turn: A word choice that somehow spelled 'trouble'

November 27, 2020

A recent move unearthed all sorts of interesting items, including a treasure trove of photos. The move also brought to light a real-life police story from yesteryear, when I labored in the weekly newspaper business with my longtime colleague Brian Cox, current ...

MY TURN: Volunteer puts her heart into helping others

November 27, 2020

As an orator, the late Martin Luther King Jr. was a spellbinding civil rights activist who continues to inspire generations. His way with words has served as the touchstone for those imbued with a belief in volunteerism, where one of the greatest gifts you ...