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Editorial

Charlotte’s Web was a wonderful production

This week’s bouquets go to: From Janet Lindstrom of Escanaba: I would like to thank all the students who were in Charlotte’s Web and the Bonifas Art Center for all the work they did and to the parents of the children who did this wonderful production. It was so good to be at a play ...

When sending children back to school this fall, using logic is a must

With the Fourth of July behind us and back to school sales popping up everywhere you look, there still seems to be some inconsistencies as far as how each individual school plans to address health and safety measures once the fall semester begins. A Tuesday article by The Associated Press cited ...

Seat belt compliance rate is the lowest in 17 years

Michigan’s seat belt use rate has decreased sharply, dropping from 94.4 percent in 2019 to 92.6 percent in 2021, according to results from a grant-funded direct observation study conducted by Michigan State University. This is the state’s lowest seat belt compliance rate since 2004, and ...

Incompetence reigns at unemployment agency

The state’s response to COVID-19 has lifted the veil of incompetence on numerous government offices, but none so much as the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The jobless claims spike following the pandemic overwhelmed the office. It never caught up with demand and Michigan residents ...

Our Great Lakes deserve a group effort to protect them

Taken separately, the threats to the health of the Great Lakes are enough to raise alarm. Together they are a crisis, the root of which we must recognize and take seriously. Mercury, PCBs, PFAS, fertilizer, pesticides, microplastics, water withdrawal, toxic algae, botulism, invasive ...

Area native part of a grand tradition

Upper Peninsula residents will have the chance to see one of their own participating in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game. But this participant won’t have a glove or a bat … he will be monitoring the action from his assigned spot in right field. He’s Marquette’s own Adam ...