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Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday. ...

Virus variant found in western U.P.

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has notified the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories has identified the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 in five Houghton County cases. The variant is believed to have emerged in the United ...

NMU proposes post-pandemic plan; Musicians entertain Mission Point residents

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson is seeking campus-wide input on proposed updates to NMU’s strategic plan that reflect new priorities for the post-pandemic phase. The revised Investing in Innovation plan includes the additional focus areas of equity in ...

Travelers urged to test for virus

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services urge Michiganders to get tested for COVID-19 upon returning from spring break in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Students and families traveling across Michigan, to other states or ...

All Michigan adults age 16 and up to become eligible for vaccine on April 5

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services officials announced Friday that the state is expanding its vaccination eligibility for residents age 16 and up with disabilities or medical conditions beginning on March 22. In addition, the state also ...

Global rise in childhood mental health issues amid pandemic

PARIS (AP) — By the time his parents rushed him to the hospital, 11-year-old Pablo was barely eating and had stopped drinking entirely. Weakened by months of self-privation, his heart had slowed to a crawl and his kidneys were faltering. Medics injected him with fluids and fed him through a ...