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Wednesday: Learning

An Inland Seas voyage to Marquette

MARQUETTE — After a six-day visit to Detroit, the Inland Seas Education Association is in transit to the Upper Peninsula on the Inland Seas, a 77-foot schooner that offers educational programming about the Great Lakes. The ship will bring programs to Houghton, Marquette and Sault Ste. ...

Camp offers high school students head start on pilot career

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Minette du Plooy wants to fly. The 18-year-old from Prosper, Texas, has her mind set on becoming an Air Force pilot. She’s so committed that she convinced her parents to drive three days and book a hotel in Charleston so she could spend two weeks learning from ...

Medical schools address health disparities in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s two medical schools are collaborating on a study addressing health disparities in the state. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin will use $3 million in endowment money to measure and ...

‘The Wicked Sister’ comes to Marquette

MARQUETTE — Signed copies of the new-in-paperback book in which the Upper Peninsula is the setting, “The Wicked Sister,” are now available at Snowbound Books in Marquette. Author and Michigan native Karen Dionne, in a brief biography on her website at karen-dionne.com, notes that she ...

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in ...

‘The Remembrance Run’

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Ku Stevens will not let history be forgotten. Later this summer, the senior-to-be at Yerington High School plans to retrace his great-grandfather’s journey in escaping from the Stewart Indian School outside of Carson City. He’s calling it: “The Remembrance ...