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, ...

Global supply chains

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Everyone knows about the supply chain problems. If you don’t, then go back to your Tik Tok or Instagram or You Tube. Just today, it was announced that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are going to work 24 hours a day. I thought that the reason they were giving for the backlog ...

Abortion – when life begins

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: There is a lot of confusion about when life begins. Some think it begins with conception, others when the heart starts beating, others when the baby’s head pops out. There is one who knows the answer - the God of creation! He is the one we ought to go to for the answer, which he ...

The three biggest and least accountable power centers

Local columns

BERKELEY — The news has been dominated by the Supreme Court, whose term began last week; the Federal Reserve, and whether it will start responding to inflation by raising interest rates; and Facebook, which a whistleblower claimed intentionally seeks to enrage and divide Americans in order to ...


Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and some 20 ...

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 ...