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Elections

Federal efforts to boost election-worker safety fizzle

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press ATLANTA — Federal proposals that would have significantly boosted security funding for election offices and heightened penalties for threatening their staff failed to advance this year, leaving state officials looking to their ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks, poll workers To the Journal editor: Kudos to everyone in Marquette County and around the State of Michigan who had a role in the 2022 midterm elections. The voting and vote counting were handled smoothly, securely, and efficiently. High voter turnout during this midterm is a good ...

Trump: ‘King’ to some in Pennsylvania, but will it help GOP?

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — The enthusiasm for Donald Trump’s unique brand of nationalist populism has cut into traditional Democratic strongholds in places such as Monongahela in western Pennsylvania. That’s where House Republicans recently outlined their election-year campaign agenda, ...

2 millage proposals in Ely Township approved

ELY TOWNSHIP — Voters in Ely Township approved two millage proposals Tuesday. The Ely Township Operating Millage was renewed 273-122. The 2 mill millage or $2 per $1,000 of taxable value, will override the previous millage reduction of 1.9932 mills, or $1.9932 per $1,000 of taxable value. ...

Tilden Township millage proposals approved

TILDEN TOWNSHIP — Tilden Township voters chose to approve two millage proposals during Tuesday’s election. The Tilden Township Fire Protection Millage was approved 191-33. The new millage marks an increase of .35 mills, or 0.35 cents per $1,000 of taxable value. The 10-year levy will ...

Humboldt Township renews sanitation millage

HUMBOLDT TWP. — Humboldt Township residents voted 83-15 Tuesday to renew the sanitation millage which will run from 2023 through 2026. The millage will be renewed at 1.5 mills, $1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value. The renewal will override the millage that had previously been reduced to ...