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Drugs join our ‘top ten’ list

Record-setting visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore topped all the stories of 2016. Drug use did not make the list.  Two years ago the Storm of 2015 was No. 1. No mention was made of drugs.  More...

Suing ‘big pharma’ will help county, attorneys’

A column by Eric Carlson

Radical left-winger that some folks are certain I and all “mainstream” news media-types really are, I was heartened last month by an action taken by our predominantly conservative Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. More...

Ho-hum? This year will be anything but

The 2017 legislative record goes into the Michigan history books as rather a ho-hum year, but 2018 promises to be anything but.  The Democrats have one more year of business guy Rick Snyder at the helm. More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“I’m always surprised by the number of home births we have.”  — Leelanau County clerk Michelle Crocker, who keeps track of such things when compiling “vital statistics.” Those numbers are provided on the cover More...

Reader's Forum: Money has too much election influence

According to the Brennan Center for Justice polling reveals that 57% of Americans want limits on Super PACS, and 60% of Independents, 51% of Democrats and 48% of Republicans are opposed to the Citizens United ruling.  More...