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Dave Rogers

Dave Rogers is a former editorial writer for the Bay City Times and a widely read,
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215 recent articles by Dave on file since (2016-08-19)
Feb 19, 2018 REMEMBERING THE MAINE: Two Bay Cityans Killed Aboard Battleship in 1898
Feb 16, 2018 WHY DROPOUTS? United Way Leads Efforts to Research, Address Problem
Feb 15, 2018 CASS AVENUE BRIDGE: Bay City Growth Hampered by Loss of South End Span?
Feb 11, 2018 BRIDGES ROAD MAP: Secret to Township Voter Approval? Follow 1970 Plan
Feb 2, 2018 NO RAW SEWAGE: Bay City Wastewater Treatment Said "Best in Michigan"
Jan 27, 2018 SPOTLIGHT ON WOODY: Super Bowl Coin Toss Features Medal of Honor Recipient
Jan 26, 2018 "DOC" FINALLY GETS MEDAL: After 48 Years, Vietnam Heroism Recognized
Jan 25, 2018 LEONARDO: Len Falce, the Ultimate Artiste with a Leica, Sense of History
Jan 20, 2018 BRIDGING THE GAP: City, County Leaders Grasping Olive Branches Hopeful Sign
Jan 19, 2018 REP. ELDER'S STAND: Enhancement Millages Should Go Only to Public Schools
Jan 15, 2018 WOMEN VETS: To Be Honored at Red, White, Brew Revue Feb. 10, State Theater
Jan 14, 2018 CAREER FOCUS: State On Track with Schools' Emphasis on Job Readiness
Jan 13, 2018 WORLD VISION: "Since Rotary Came the Children Stopped Dying"
Jan 12, 2018 CORRECTING THE RECORD: Dow, Not Conant, Made Mustard Gas in World War I
Jan 11, 2018 BRIDGE POSITION: Bay County Leadership Looks to City for Plan
Jan 7, 2018 BRIDGE CLOSING: Independence to be Shut 3 Months for Repairs
Jan 1, 2018 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: U.S. Marines were "Drunken Rowdies," Germans Complain
Dec 31, 2017 OLD BRIDGE DAYS: We Started Out With Toll Spans, Why Go Back?
Dec 24, 2017 YANKEE-REBEL MATCH: Union General William Birney Wed Rebel Cavalryman's Kin
Dec 22, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: Mustard Gas Death Spoils a Marriage
Dec 20, 2017 BRIDGE PERILS: City Needs Guarantee State Will Keep 2 Spans Open
Dec 17, 2017 TOLL BRIDGES? More Thought Needed Before Hasty Vote on City Plan
Dec 16, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: Klan's Grand Dragon Attacks Schools, Teachers
Dec 9, 2017 ALABAMA AWAKES: James G. Birney Finally Recognized in Encyclopedia
Dec 9, 2017 STOP WAGE THEFT! Rep. Brian Elder Among Leaders on Democratic Initiative
Dec 3, 2017 40 YEARS LATER: Wenonah Hotel Fire Stands Out as Bay City's Top Tragedy
Dec 2, 2017 CAREER PLAYBOOK: State Gives Students New Tool to Look at Options
Dec 2, 2017 DO-ALL ADAPTING: New Federal Guidelines Require Workforce Integration
Nov 24, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: Klan Targets 'Pigmented Americans," Catholics, etc.
Nov 20, 2017 CAREER PATHWAYS: State to Focus on Competency-Based Learning
Nov 18, 2017 VETERAN OF YEAR: Bay County Council Seeks Nominations for February Event
Nov 17, 2017 TIM YOUNKMAN: Part Detective, Part Historian, All Newspaperman
Nov 16, 2017 CHEERS! Bay City, Bangor Township Recognized for Economic Development
Nov 12, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: WWI Soldiers Hunt Rats for Meals in Trenches
Nov 11, 2017 BUSINESS-EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS: Bay Area Chamber Hosts Forum
Nov 8, 2017 BACF NAMES FONG: Saginaw Non-Profit Executive to Succeed Eileen Curtis
Nov 5, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: German Boycott of U.S. Chemicals Foiled
Nov 3, 2017 OUR MILITARY HISTORY: Since 1812 Bay Veterans Have Stepped Up
Nov 3, 2017 VETERANS DAY: Bay Veterans Foundation to Mark Holiday with Flags Flying
Oct 27, 2017 LEGAL POT VOTE: Coalition Hits Signature Goal, to File Soon for Nov. 2018
Oct 27, 2017 NEW JFK THEORY: Bay City Gun, Ballistics Expert Analyzes Assassination
Oct 27, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: Haber's Ultra Toxic Mustard Gas Joins the German Army
Oct 22, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: The Klan Goes After the Chief
Oct 20, 2017 DO-ALL UPGRADE: Agency Raising $60,000 for New Roof on Building
Oct 20, 2017 EDUCATION CRISIS: Crippling Burden of America's Dropouts Cited
Oct 15, 2017 GOUGEON EXPANSION: $620,000 Project Reflects Bay City's Innovative Heritage
Oct 15, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS, II; Morality Tale of World War I Days Here & Abroad
Oct 13, 2017 POISON ON TWO FRONTS: Dramatization of World War I Days Here and Abroad
Oct 12, 2017 MCLAREN WINS AWARD: 3-Year Accreditation for Breast Program, Diagnostics
Oct 9, 2017 TALENT INVESTMENT: Job Training in Prison Chipping Away at Ex-Offender Pool
Oct 4, 2017 READY-CUT HOMES: 1920s Washington D.C. Lewis Kit Home Brings $2.75 Million
Oct 3, 2017 FAILURE TO EDUCATE: Excluding Many Students Decimating Michigan Workforce
Oct 3, 2017 SHELTER BOXES: Rotary Hears of Growing New Natural Disaster Tool
Oct 1, 2017 GOLD STAR EVENT: Bay City Dedicates Michigan's First Monument
Sep 25, 2017 AUTHORITARIANISM THE ISSUE: Do We Go Back to the Middle Ages, Or Stay Free?
Sep 23, 2017 LINCOLN RETURNS! "Honest Abe" Among Historical Figures at River of Time
Sep 21, 2017 MICHIGAN VOYAGEURS: River of Time to Spotlight French Fur Traders
Sep 17, 2017 WHAT WORKS BEST? MI Policymakers Mull Best Route to Economic Equality
Sep 9, 2017 MEADE GOUGEON: His Contributions to Boat Building Technology Live On
Sep 9, 2017 STATE HISTORY AWARDS: Saginaw's Hoyt Library Genealogy Among Winners
Sep 5, 2017 Michigan's labor force has lost 326,000 workers since 2000
Aug 31, 2017 JOBS GOING BEGGING: State Says 100K Jobs Open, Few Takers; WHY?
Aug 31, 2017 OUT! OUT! DANG PHRAGMITES!!! Treatment Starts Here Next Week
Aug 27, 2017 CENTRAL HIGH SHINES: 95-Year Old School Sparkles Like a Teenager
Aug 27, 2017 HISTORY TOUR: Visitors Amazed at the Panorama of Bay City's Past
Aug 22, 2017 FEMA TO HELP: Dates set for Home Rebuilding Aid in Midland
Aug 18, 2017 DRED SCOTT STATUE? No, AOL, the Statue Taken Down was Justice Taney
Aug 17, 2017 FEMA Announces Disaster Recovery Application Sites for 4 Counties, Tribe
Aug 11, 2017 CRAPO BUILDING: Iconic Bay City Building Emerges From the Past
Aug 11, 2017 HEMINGWAY RECALLED: Fans Celebrate 100 Years After High School Graduation
Aug 6, 2017 TOP ISSUE IGNORED: Fixing Michigan's Infrastructure Gets No Respect
Jul 29, 2017 LABOR PROBLEMS: Farmers, Mackinac Island Share Foreign Worker Gap
Jul 27, 2017 BOLD NEW PLAN: High School Completion, Job Training Eyed for Dropouts
Jul 22, 2017 ALL AMERICAN STORY: SVSU Track Athlete Southgate Heads Deep With Navy
Jul 21, 2017 NON-GRADS DILEMMA: Did Chopping Adult Education Gut Michigan's Workforce?
Jul 15, 2017 FBI HITS FRAUD: Six Michigan Physicians, Saginaw Firm, Charged
Jul 15, 2017 PATIENT SAFETY: McLaren-Bay Ranked in Top 5% Nationally
Jul 10, 2017 PARTISAN PULPITS? Shades of Nazis: House Eyes Political Churches
Jul 9, 2017 MEDIA MANGLE: Re "Real News"--Can Traditional Media Be Trusted?
Jul 5, 2017 MICHIGAN'S FIRST: State to Get Gold Star Families Monument -- in Bay City
Jun 29, 2017 FIREWORKS CONCERN: Some Combat Veterans Seek to Avoid Loud Noises
Jun 29, 2017 TEMPLE SAVIORS: Hildebrant and Meehan Make $100,000 Gift to Masonic Temple
Jun 28, 2017 STATE BACKING: Crapo Building Gets $2.4 Million in Grant and Loan
Jun 27, 2017 NEW CEO SOUGHT: Bay Area Community Foundation Head Retires
Jun 18, 2017 TOLL BRIDGE? Pay-For Crossing Span Could Potentially Cost Us More
Jun 17, 2017 WARBLERS THRIVE: Once Endangered, Kirtland's Grayling Tours Show Comeback
Jun 15, 2017 GOOD SAMARITANS? Mysterious Helpers in Quebec Restore Faith in Humanity
Jun 7, 2017 EDUCATION AIMS? Key Pathways to Work Are Associate's Degree, Certifications
Jun 6, 2017 STATE A LOSER: Non-Partisan Report Says 660,000 Would Lose Coverage
May 30, 2017 DOW CONSOLIDATING:Chemical Firm, Moving N.C. Unit, to Hire 140 at Midland
May 29, 2017 A SOLDIER RECALLS: MSgt. Kirk Timm's Recollection of Normandy, the Bulge
May 29, 2017 MORE WEST SIDE REVERIE: After Boarding School, A Stranger in Paradise
May 26, 2017 ELDER NAMED: Bay City State Representative on Law Revision Commission
May 17, 2017 WEST SIDE STORY: History of Bay City's Iconic Neighborhood
May 17, 2017 WHY MICHIGAN? Drop in High School Age Population Perplexing
May 16, 2017 HEALTH PLAN TALK: Think Tank Says House Bill Would Hurt Medicaid
May 15, 2017 GREAT LAKES: Bipartisan Effort Blocks Restoration Cuts, For Now
May 15, 2017 NOT GIVING UP: Thumb "No" Vote Won't Deter World's Largest Windmill Firm
May 14, 2017 WORKFORCE SHORTFALL: Michigan Works Cites Educational Problems
May 6, 2017 GOOD JOBS FOR MI: Business Leaders Join Effort for New Legislation
May 3, 2017 GOLD STAR FAMILIES: Ground Broken for New Memorial Monument in Battery Park
May 2, 2017 GREAT SCORE! Sandlot Sports Recognized as Area's Best Small Business
May 2, 2017 TRUMP & CIVIL WAR: President Essentially Right, Press Shaky, on Jackson
May 1, 2017 BUSY, BUSY: Bay City's Hotel Rooms Jammed Before Tourism Starts
Apr 28, 2017 TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY: 1832 Ruling for Cherokee Cited by Local Chippewa Tribe
Apr 28, 2017 WALK FOR WALLEYES: Protest Against Commercial Fishing in Bay City May 6
Apr 23, 2017 WHITHER CHILDREN? Population Losses, Funding Gap, Heighten School Crisis
Apr 22, 2017 WORLD WAR I: Mid-Michigan's Huge, Mostly Unrecognized Production Role
Apr 19, 2017 GOUGEON STREAMLINER: 80-Year-Old Concept Car From Bay City Found in Florida
Apr 18, 2017 BAY FUTURE: $200 Million Investment, 350 Jobs Retained, Keyes Named CEO
Apr 16, 2017 A SINFUL WOMAN: Bay County's 1st Convicted Murderer Confesses, Sort Of...
Apr 14, 2017 BARCIA NAMED: Bay County Executive Gets County Executives Group Board Post
Apr 12, 2017 SHRINKING CITIES: Flint 5th Fastest in U.S.; Area Population Declining
Apr 10, 2017 GLOBAL GOLIATH: Midland Cogeneration Plant Owned by Retired Workers Thrives
Apr 6, 2017 HERITAGE FOUND! Fabian Joe Fournier's Canadian Roots Revealed
Apr 2, 2017 GUV RACE HEATING: Whitmer, Kildee Eye Challenge to Reluctant Schuette
Apr 2, 2017 PAUL BUNYAN LIVES! Fabled Tree Feller Still Popular Guy
Mar 28, 2017 GOLD STAR MONUMENT: Bay Veterans Foundation Aims to Honor Families
Mar 28, 2017 SALARIES UNVEILED: Public Employees' Pay Revealed by Mackinac Center
Mar 25, 2017 BEACH FOCUS: Chamber's Stodolak, Carley Beat Drum for State Park Revival
Mar 25, 2017 TRUMP OR CONGRESS: Who is Dedicated to Solving Our Biggest Problems?
Mar 24, 2017 STEM ADDS LEADER: Lori Flippin to Push Great Lakes Learning Growth
Mar 18, 2017 STUDENT WINS: SVSU Student's Flu Shots Research Earns Trip to Global Summit
Mar 17, 2017 ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Parade Association Events Start Saturday
Mar 15, 2017 TRANSFORMING CARE: Filmmaker Aims to Educate Care Workers Globally
Mar 14, 2017 THE WORM TURNS: Education Report Urges "Multiple Pathways"
Mar 12, 2017 EL GALEON REPRISE: Spanish Replica Ship Documentary Airs Again Sunday
Mar 6, 2017 TURMOIL HERE? We Must Guard Against Vitriolic Politics in Local Government
Mar 3, 2017 HISTORY UNVEILED: Old Kneeland-Bigelow Sign Shows Up on Fletcher Building
Mar 3, 2017 PARADIGM SCHOOL SHIFT? Trump, Betsy DeVos Eye Education Reforms
Feb 28, 2017 WALLEYE THREAT? Iosco, Au Gres Fishermen Fear Commercial Legislation
Feb 23, 2017 AMERICAN CHAOS: We Shouldn't Tolerate Fascist Type Intolerance
Feb 23, 2017 FINN LEAVING: City Manager Outlines Remarkable Agenda at Chamber
Feb 19, 2017 KEEP RICK FINN: This Manager Has Done Good Work, We Need Him!
Feb 18, 2017 117 YEAR TRAVESTY: Cheboygan Burt Lake Indian Band Sues for Justice
Feb 18, 2017 BLACK HISTORY: Celebration Slated Wednesday at State Capitol
Feb 12, 2017 BAY CITYANS IN HISTORY: Ties to Sugar Trust Doomed Warren's AG Nomination
Feb 8, 2017 MORE $ FOR SCHOOLS: Governor Aims for Top 10 Education State
Feb 5, 2017 GAG RULE RETURNS: Recent Actions on Abortion Harken Back to Slavery Days
Feb 5, 2017 LAWYERS RISING UP: Donations Surge, ACLU Summit Packed at U-M
Feb 5, 2017 TRUMP EFFECT? Bay City GM Plant Gets Boost, Caddys Soar in China
Feb 3, 2017 ON WISCONSIN! Gerrymandering End Appears Near for Cheeseheads; Stay Tuned
Jan 28, 2017 DDA EYES EXPANSION: Monitor Township, Bay County Agree to Continue Park
Jan 28, 2017 POPULAR VOTE: National Drive to Change Electoral System Gaining Favor
Jan 22, 2017 DEMS PUSHBACK: Why Stop the Elephants from Their Stampede Over the Cliff?
Jan 21, 2017 REGIONAL APPROACH KEY? Bay Future Chief Departs As Consolidation Fires Up
Jan 21, 2017 SAILING INTO HISTORY: Frank Boles Documents Great Lakes Bulk Carriers
Jan 21, 2017 THROWBACK LAKE TROUT: Researchers Snag Yesteryear Fish in Elk Lake
Jan 16, 2017 NEW PARK PLAN: City Planners to Vote Wednesday on Nickless Pavilion
Jan 14, 2017 SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE: Why Not Impeach or Recall Opponents?
Jan 13, 2017 BANISHED WORDS: Lake Superior State University Disses "Bigly" in 42nd "List
Jan 13, 2017 BAY CITY/ FAR EAST CONNECTION: Dr. Tim Eckstein Reaches Out Across Globe
Jan 8, 2017 REVITALIZE HOPE: Habitat for Humanity, New Dimensions Join Forces
Jan 7, 2017 GRAND DELUSION: Voters Now Face Realities of Far Right Politics
Jan 7, 2017 KATIE & MATT: Travis Siblings Make Bay City Arts History
Jan 2, 2017 HERE TO STAY: Merged Dow-DuPont Firm Anchoring New Global Headquarters
Dec 30, 2016 OPIOID TREATMENT: State Legislature OKs Lifesaving Medication in Schools
Dec 24, 2016 ICE CAUTION: Warmer Temperatures Bring Danger on Ice, Warns Coast Guard
Dec 22, 2016 TENNIS HOPES: New Court Project WILL Happen, Say Leaders
Dec 20, 2016 EBENEZER SCROOGE'S DILEMMA:Lock 'Em Up vs. Save Big Bucks
Dec 16, 2016 ONE NEW DOW: Coming Together With DuPont, Absorbing Dow Corning
Dec 12, 2016 WE MONEYBALLED IT: Back Room Spinmeister Pulled Voter Strings, Says Forbes
Dec 10, 2016 DOW INNOVATION CENTER: Liveris Announces 200 R&D Jobs in Midland
Dec 10, 2016 MUSEUM DIRECTOR: Mike Bacigalupo Interim Head as Ron Bloomfield Departs
Dec 8, 2016 U-M LAB WINS FAME: Marine Hydrodynamics Stars in Pearl Harbor Documentary
Dec 2, 2016 LIFT GLASSES SOON? County Deal Opens Door for Tech Park Growth
Nov 30, 2016 UNDER THE GUN: Microchips "Eating Jobs," Trump's Massive Challenge
Nov 27, 2016 KIDS & SCHOOL: No Way Education Gets Better With 6-7 Hours of TV Per Day
Nov 26, 2016 GRANDPA'S PARTY? Republican Voter Suppression Belies GOP Tradition
Nov 20, 2016 AUTO WE WORRY? U-M Economic Report Boosts Obama Bailout Success
Nov 20, 2016 HOIST A SPARTAN BARLEY! Heirloom Seed Craft Brew Soon to Hit Bars
Nov 19, 2016 MICHIGAN ELECTORS: Midland's Judy Rapanos on List of 16 To Confirm Prez
Nov 16, 2016 VETS TREE LIGHTING: Ceremony in Battery Park to Help Kick Off Season
Nov 15, 2016 FORGOTTEN CLASS: Donald Trump's Historic Win, Future Analyzed
Nov 11, 2016 GREAT WAR TALES: Bay City's Aladdin Co. Built Housing for 9,000 Officers
Nov 10, 2016 COMING TOGETHER? President Trump Faces Tests on Unity, Jobs
Nov 8, 2016 DECONSTRUCTING STRATEGY MSU Spells Out Costs, Benefits
Nov 6, 2016 Tim McGuire Steps Down as MAC Executive Director; Stephan Currie Succeeds
Nov 4, 2016 BAY CITY LINK: Historic Willkie Visit Here Part of Utility Firm History
Nov 4, 2016 RESEARCH CENTER: CMU Setting Up in Uptown, Aiming to Spur Growth
Oct 31, 2016 ONE MAIN ISSUE: How America Treats Poor, Elderly, Minorities at Stake
Oct 30, 2016 WENONAH PARK: Dispute Over Proposed Improvements Simmers
Oct 26, 2016 ASCENSION HEALTH: St. Mary's of Michigan Transitions to New Organization
Oct 25, 2016 SPEAK UP LEADERS! The U.S. House Still Lags on Apprenticeship Funding
Oct 23, 2016 KIRK TIMM: One of Bay City's Top Old Soldiers Finally Fades Away
Oct 21, 2016 WORLD CAMPAIGN: Troy Cunningham for Sheriff Stickers Circle Globe
Oct 16, 2016 DISNEYFICATION? Community Activist Condemns Wenonah Park Master Plan
Oct 16, 2016 POLLUTION RISKS: MDEQ, County Eye 6,900 Kawkawlin Watershed Septic Systems
Oct 14, 2016 INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING: Many Benefits of Irish Election System Deserve Look
Oct 8, 2016 SAGINAW GRANT: Actor Keeps Tribal Connection Alive on Screen
Oct 7, 2016 HOW TRUMP CAN WIN: Low Turnout May Snatch Victory From Jaws of Defeat
Oct 5, 2016 NEW OPPORTUNITY! Delta Gets $1.18 Million to Enroll Low Income Students
Oct 3, 2016 HEY AUTOWORKERS: Want a Job? Move to Mexico!
Sep 30, 2016 INGERSOLL CASE: "Not Motivated Exclusively by Greed," Judge Rules
Sep 29, 2016 ALADDIN HISTORY: Austin Village, England, Bay City's Readi-Cut WWI Triumph
Sep 27, 2016 EDUCATION GAP: Delta College "Responsive to Needs," President Goodnow Says
Sep 25, 2016 THE GREAT WAR: Bay Veterans Foundation Aims to Enhance Pershing Park
Sep 23, 2016 PRETTY OLD HORSE: Vocational Education in Michigan Outdated, Underfunded
Sep 19, 2016 TRUMP'S JOBS PLAN?: Upjohn Economists Favor More Education-Training
Sep 18, 2016 BAY FUTURE SCORES! Economic Development Group Surpasses Goal
Sep 17, 2016 COMMISSIONER MOVES: GLIAC's Dell Robinson Now Executive Search Consultant
Sep 15, 2016 WOLVES HISTORIAN: Mike Laskowski Documents Central Football Records
Sep 11, 2016 SMART ZONES: Uptown Bay City, Saginaw Joining Business Incubator Program
Sep 11, 2016 STRANDED SOLDIERS: Veterans' Group, Mitchell Motorcoach Help Out
Sep 10, 2016 RADICAL CHANGE!: Working Class Party Joins Michigan Ballot
Sep 6, 2016 CYBER SCHOOL DEBATE: K-12 Inc. Jousts With Think Tank Over Study
Sep 4, 2016 STATE PARK PLAN: Trail to Ironwood Planned Near BCSRA
Sep 2, 2016 GED WOES: New High School Test Pass Rate Drops 83% in Michigan
Sep 1, 2016 WOLVES HOWL: Winning Bay City Gridiron Tradition Established Early
Aug 31, 2016 ENTREPRENEURIAL FAIR: Area Business, Education Leaders Aim at Jobs, Poverty
Aug 28, 2016 HOUSING PLAN: To Grow, Bay City Urged to Upgrade, Diversify Homes
Aug 26, 2016 ANSWER TO DECLINE? Institutions Could Revitalize By Helping the Poor
Aug 21, 2016 NICARAGUAN ADVENTURER: Bay City Native Patrick Werner Heads Canal Dig
Aug 19, 2016 BRIDGE CLOSING? Independence is Vital, Irreplaceable Truck Route

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