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Editorial

An act of kindness

This week’s bouquets go to: From Sandy Calvi: On Thursday , Sept. 23, I was in Escanaba from out-of-town to visit my 100 year-old mom in a nursing home. My last stop out of town was Aldi’s. I was in the check-out line at 2:50 p.m. Any one that shops at Aldi’s knows how fast and ...

Make safe firewood choices to protect the places you love

This October, support Firewood Month by choosing to buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of tree pests and diseases. As natural resource managers across the state work to limit tree loss from oak wilt, hemlock woolly adelgid and other destructive invaders, you can do your part ...

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October 2021 as Michigan Cybersecurity Month to highlight the importance of cybersecurity awareness among families and businesses around the state. In the past year alone, according to the FBI, Michigan residents and businesses have lost more than $165 ...

Keep children safe during RSV Awareness Month

October is RSV Awareness Month, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging everyone to take steps to prevent the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a respiratory virus that usually peaks in the winter, however, this year RSV activity has ...

State budget a hopeful shot in the arm for recruiting workers

Federal and state budget time tends to be one of familiar squabbles. A repeated tradition of absolute posturing and late-night additions and early mornings of resigned reconciliation. Fresh outrage — as if the tug-of-war isn’t the same every year — is part of the ritual. But this ...

Erickson did positive work during COVID-19 pandemic

When someone is terminated, fired, if you will, it’s easy to give in to the very human emotion of negative thinking and recall only the things that person did that you didn’t like. We believe that is especially true when the person occupied a very public position and was involved in ...