April 11, 2015 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Polls Indicate Snyder-supported Proposal 1 Is in Trouble

The complex May 5 Proposal 1 ballot issue, designed primarily to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads, is supported by Michigan’s two biggest newspapers, Governor Rick Snyder, and an assortment of interest groups. More...

A Look at History

April Loss on the Straits of Mackinac: Steamboat Eber Ward

Steamboat Eber Ward   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Gout Is One of the Most Painful Joint Diseases

This condition has been known to man for hundreds of years. Described aptly in the works of Charles Dickens, it was associated with the consumption of rich food and drinks and described in portly gentlemen who ate and imbibed liberally. More...


We’ve had a variety of weather this past week. We had enough wind and mild temperatures for open water, and to allow Arnold Transit’s Huron to start running Wednesday, April 1. More...


Plenty of Varied Horse Breeds Found in Costa Rica and the Caribbean

The islands in the Caribbean, as well as Central America, are rich with horses and equine history. More...

Nature Notes

Golden Eagles Pass Through the Straits as Seasons Change

The signs of the changing season are all around us; the melting of snow, the ice bridge is gone and the boats have started, hardy plants are beginning to send up shoots in the warm spots, and my snow drops have bloomed next to a snow pile in my garde More...

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