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Seeking information, the full story is our job

Newspapers have many roles within the community, but fighting for transparency and accountability of public institutions and how they spend taxpayer dollars are among the ... Read more  | Add your comment

Facilitating a fair and balanced campaign season

Although the local election is still months away, campaign season went into full swing last week. Read more  | Add your comment

Our planet deserves more than just one day

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have anything against Earth Day. I think it is great but hope it doesn’t allow people to lose sight ... Read more  | Add your comment

Help us explore Michiana from behind the lens

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling the last several weeks. It has been so refreshing to satisfy my wanderlust after several long months of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Business owners leading way in attracting visitors

What would get you to visit downtown Niles? What would make you want to come back? What do the businesses need to be successful here? ... Read more  | Add your comment

Leading off the spring sports season

Nothing sounds more like spring than the crack of a bat hitting a baseball. Growing up, I spent my springs and summers at the ballpark ... Read more  | Add your comment

Life has a way of working out

Earlier this week I had the privilege of visiting my alma mater as an alumni speaker. I met with a large group of students in ... Read more  | Add your comment

Help out there to avoid being a swamp

My friend Justin Maust, a Michigan native and local leadership coach who I have written about before, often asks a very direct question in his ... Read more  | Add your comment

Help out there to avoid being a swamp

My friend Justin Maust, a Michigan native and local leadership coach who I have written about before, often asks a very direct question in his ... Read more  | Add your comment

Showcasing the Game Changers in Michiana

Have you ever met someone with a personality so contagious you couldn’t help but smile at his or her enthusiasm? Oftentimes, these people are humble ... Read more  | Add your comment

Brussels more proof we are losing war on terror

How do you fight a war without borders? How do you defeat an enemy who become martyrs if they fall in battle? How is it ... Read more  | Add your comment

Art movement adding color to our region

Travel to a big city and you’ll find art all over the place. Read more  | Add your comment

Rotary makes a difference locally, globally

Your lungs burn like they are filled with battery acid from each gasping breath. Your legs ache as if they are on fire every time ... Read more  | Add your comment

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  1. Bobcats resolving some unfinished business this season  | Add your comment
  2. Are we really ‘saving’ any time at all?  | Add your comment
  3. Nineties, Netflix and Neverland  | Add your comment
  4. Consequences are not quite cataclysmic, but voting is critical  | Add your comment
  5. What makes our stars shine?  | Add your comment
  6. How would you spend an extra day?  | Add your comment
  7. Reaching the end of the map  | Add your comment
  8. 35th annual ‘Horizons’ helps our community treasures truly shine  | Add your comment
  9. Telling the tough stories  | Add your comment
  10. Is another Flint waiting to happen?  | Add your comment
  11. Niles Young Leaders making a difference  | Add your comment
  12. Painful (or expensive) reminders can be important  | Add your comment

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