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Biden’s Student Loan Plan: What we know (and what we don’t)

By CORA LEWIS and ADRIANA MORGA Associated Press NEW YORK — Under a new plan announced by President Joe Biden, many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven. That amount increases to $20,000 if they qualified for Pell grants. Here’s what we know so far and ...

West End Weekly – Nate Heffron, Negaunee City Manager

NEGAUNEE — The Central Upper Peninsula is about to gain a new inpatient facility that aims to provide specialized substance abuse recovery services for women. This facility will be located in Negaunee in the former Bell Hospital Teal Lake Medical Facility. Great Lake Recovery Center ...

Theater Review: Local production of ‘Rent’ very much worth seeing

By BOBBY GLENN BROWN Special to Journal MARQUETTE — Happy Anniversary, “Rent” and thank you Masonic Arts Theatre Fellowship and Masonic Arts, Theatre & Innovation for allowing Marquette audiences to celebrate with you. Producer Sarah Balding Engle entrusted a stellar production ...

Taking note: Looking back

My unease grew as I scrolled through the news notifications on my phone on the evening of March 11, 2020, the lit-up screen a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness. “Tom Hanks tests positive for COVID-19.” “NBA suspends season.” “Restrictions announced on travel from ...

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Taking Note: Hidden stories

For me, there’s no shortage of things to love about secondhand items. There’s the mysteries, the stories, the joyful coincidence of the perfect object somehow finding its way to you, the chance to give something another use, a new life. And whether an item comes from a thrift store, a yard ...