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Editorial

An appeal to the vaccinated

About 51% of Michigan’s 10 million residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if you’re reading today’s Detroit Free Press, you’re probably one of them. The pandemic that has extinguished 660,000 American lives continues, but you’ve done the most important thing ordinary ...

Reinstatement of circuit court judge position is welcome news for area

Local, regional and state leaders gathered together Friday at the Marquette County Courthouse to celebrate the passage of state legislation that will allow the return of a second 25th Circuit Court judge position to Marquette County. This is major news for the area, as Marquette County has been ...

Have your child’s car seat checked

Car crashes are the leading safety issue facing children with approximately 183,000 children injured in car crashes in 2018, or more than 500 injuries per day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 19-25) ...

Find new trails during Michigan Trails Week

Whether you’re into hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, off-roading or paddling, Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 19-26, is the right time to explore your options. Michigan – with more than 13,000 miles of state-designated trails – makes it easy to find nearby or destination ...

Campground’s Boo Bash was a success

This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone Bay Campground: The Gladstone Bay Campground would like to thank the many special people that made our 2021 Boo Bash such a great success. Sponsors include: Binks Coca Cola, Walmart, Pat’s Foods, Elmers Co. Market, Main Street Pizza and ...

Fingerprinting policy violates privacy

The Constitution explicitly protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure, yet it seems the Grand Rapids Police Department infringed on residents’ rights when it took the fingerprints of Black teenagers who were never accused of a crime. Michigan residents shouldn’t have to fear ...