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Editorial

Sirhan Sirhan should spend rest of his life behind bars

It takes a person of a certain age to recall with any accuracy, just how awful 1968 was. The Vietnam War was raging in its full fury, punctuated by the Tet Offensive early in the year. A resounding military defeat for the North Vietnamese and their Viet Cong conrades, the offensive was a ...

Get politics out of MSU athletic director search

Meddling in the athletic departments of Michigan’s colleges is fine sport for state politicians. That’s particularly true at Michigan State University. MSU is searching for a new athletic director to replace Bill Beekman, who is leaving the post he’s held since 2018. It is a highly ...

Cases starting to unfold in Whitmer kidnap plot

Historically speaking, we haven’t often used this space to comment on legal matters, especially when such matters are pending. But a case — or more accurately, we should say, cases –unfolding downstate are important enough that comment here is appropriate, we believe. We’re ...

Lorinser COVID address makes sense

The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to have its Back to School Committee reconsider its recommendations for students returning to school following a presentation at the meeting by Dr. Bob Lorinser, medical director of the Marquette County Health Department. With many area ...

Thanks to those who are working through pandemic

This week’s bouquets go to: From Janet Lindstrom of Escanaba: I would like to thank all the people in our town who are working to help us be a good community, and help us recover from the pandemic. I especially thank small business, restaurants, grocery stores and fast food establishments ...

Census data shows declines in almost all UP counties

The recent release of U.S. Census data relative to the state of Michigan that showed drops in population for a number of Upper Peninsula counties should have come as a surprise to no one. Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week revealed some of Michigan’s largest percentage ...