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Obamacare

This being a law column I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare. If you read this column you’ve probably…

Sadly, another newspaper closes up shop

The news hit me like a ton of bricks. The CLARE SENTINEL announced their last edition would be April 10, 2012. I was dumbfounded. This weekly newspaper that had been…

Bits – Spring is back again

Well I guess our brief spell of midsummer weather is over. Temperatures above 85 degrees in mid-March? I mean really! You know that was just too good to be true…

Another week, another meth bust

Here we go again.  As I predicted after the Herron meth bust, more would come. Harrison, and even Clare, to some degree, are infested with the homemade drug, and the…

86 degrees? Somebody is playing a joke on us!

I just don’t trust this weather. After all this is mid-March in mid-Michigan isn’t it? My thermometer says it is 86.8 degrees outside right now – on March 21, only…

Unsigned Letters

Should local newspapers publish letters containing personal attacks if the writer won’t let their name be used? Of course not. Only newspapers that want to publish unpopular opinions under the…

The comments are in, readers say keep anonymous letters

I asked the question last week, “Should we, or should we not, allow anonymous letters on our Viewpoint Page.” I was not prepared for the response we received by mail,…

March in Michigan

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says March is the most changeable month. I tend to agree with that, especially in this part of Michigan, where in just the past week we…

Powers of Attorney

Let me tell you a little bit about Powers of Attorney. These are legal documents where one person [the principal]delegates certain authority to another [the Agent or Attorney in Fact].…

Do unsigned letters belong in newspaper?

Last Friday I received an email from Cops and Doughnuts essentially demanding that The CLARE COUNTY REVIEW change one of its longstanding editorial policies or they would pull all their…