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Editorial

Thank you healthcare workers

This week’s bouquets go to: From Trixty Britton of Escanaba: I want to write about our healthcare workers. They are very special people. I personally have had to be in the hospital for months for major surgery and it was well taken care of. I couldn’t thank them enough. Incredible ...

Make ARP spending thoughtful, transparent

An open cookie jar is a tempting thing. And nearly every local government official in Michigan is situated face-to-face with just such a perceived bounty. Thanks to a gush of federal cash from a number of past and upcoming stimulus bills, tens of millions in aid payments are destined for ...

Library service helps people with reading disabilities

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and earlier this year, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) implemented a long-awaited change to make it easier for people with reading disabilities to enroll for talking book services. Now reading specialists, educators, ...

NMU, union contract situation finally resolved

It took months, but it appears the impasse between the Northern Michigan University-American Association of University Professors faculty union and NMU administration is nearing an end. The union and administration had been negotiating over base salary increases and other forms of ...

NMU, union contract situation finally resolved

It took months, but it appears the impasse between the Northern Michigan University-American Association of University Professors faculty union and NMU administration is nearing an end. The union and administration had been negotiating over base salary increases and other forms of ...

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared October 2021 Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month to highlight the importance of preventing sleep-related infant deaths. A baby in Michigan dies nearly every other day due to sleeping in an unsafe sleep environment – that’s over 140 babies every year. ...