| May 19, 2012
| 6:44 AM
A Lansing woman is accusing state Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, of using a derogatory term against women outside a party in a Lansing neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest registered nurses union in the state, is...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Having a state representative in the 107th House District from below the Mackinac Bridge was unthinkable not so long ago. But, a Petoskey incumbent Republican and a Petoskey Democratic nominee will share the ballot Tuesday.
Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Social Security needs reform but not at the expense of the truly disabled
I work with disabled Americans; those who have spent years working but now find they are unable to provide for themselves and their families due to injury or illness. ...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The Michigan Senate voted to approve the final education funding section of the state 2013-14 budget Tuesday.
About 450 schools will receive a $120 per student funding increase from last year, including several schools in Northern Michigan, under the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:36 AM
‘Celebration Breakfast’ should be smoke-free
I recently received an invitation to the Char-Em United Way’s “Celebration Breakfast” on June 14 at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey. I will not be attending, because I...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:58 AM
PETOSKEY — School districts around the state will have to wait a little longer to learn how an employee retirement reform bill would impact their budgets for the upcoming school year.
On Thursday, the Senate failed to vote on Senate Bill 1040,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:11 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Two years ago, a tall, invasive grass called phragmites dotted the Lake Michigan shoreline in Emmet County.
About 300 stands of the non-native reed were identified across the county in a 2010 survey encompassing more than 11 acres of...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:06 AM
Teachers take brunt of our complaints because they make convenient targets
Education in America will never shine until our nation embraces the acquisition of knowledge with the ultimate goal of wisdom as an ideal. When wisdom becomes our...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:54 PM
MACKINAW CITY -- Legislation creating a 21,000-acre Dark Sky Coast around the northeastern Lake Michigan shoreline is expected to be signed by the governor in the near future.
Bill 5414, sponsored by state Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, would designate...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Here’s this week’s salute to a few people and organizations that make Northern Michigan a special place to live and work.
We’re encouraged by the positive response that the Petoskey Rocks! campaign has had.