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Editorial

MNA: New poll shows law needed on nurse-patient ratio

It’s long been known that providing skilled nursing can be among the most demanding jobs. At the same time, it’s crucial to keep enough nurses working in the profession to meet public health care needs. So finding ways to attract and retain nurses is essential to making sure our hospitals ...

More oversight needed of child welfare system

The death of five-year-old Ethan Belcher, a Detroit boy who was abused and tortured, is tragic evidence that Michigan’s foster and welfare system needs more accountability and oversight. Belcher was repeatedly removed from and then reunited with his parents. Children’s Protective Services ...

Pandemic stressed teachers, worsening exisiting problems

Although it should have come as a surprise to absolutely no one, recent news that teachers are stressed and depressed no doubt has some people talking. At the root of the discussion is a report from the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit that fosters collaboration between the Centers for Disease ...

Funds make Spring Break Survival Kits possible

This week’s bouquets go to: The City of Escanaba Recreation Department is happy to announce a grant award from the Community Foundation for Delta County in a partnership to provide youth in the community with “Spring Break Survival Kits.” Kits will contain a variety of snacks, ...

Career and technical education offers opportunities

With an average of more than 520,000 Michigan job openings projected annually through 2030, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) ...

Be on the lookout for tax scams

Tax season is prime time for scammers to impersonate IRS agents, tax specialists or professionals, and collection agencies. The contact is most commonly made by phone, but can also take place by text message or e-mail. These scammers use both scare tactics and generous offers to get their ...