Affordable housing is key to region’s future, well-being


As housing rental rates and price tags on new homes continue to rise at astonishing rates in Marquette County and beyond, Community Action Alger Marquette has partnered with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to create Michigan’s first-ever Statewide Housing Plan. The plan is ...

Whipping inflation, then and now


In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04 percent, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: “Whip Inflation Now.” WIN buttons were manufactured by the millions and people were asked to wear them to demonstrate grassroots solidarity to combat the economic scourge. The campaign was later ...

Progressives version of Democracy: 2 plus 2 equals 5


They may or may not have been playing the song “The World Turned Upside Down” when Lord Charles Cornwallis’s troops surrendered to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown in 1781, but there’s good reason to sing it now. Progressives tell us that it is a violation of “democracy” to ...

New York Mayor Adams mocks far left to rave reviews


New York Mayor Eric Adams is a rising power in the Democratic Party. A former police captain, Adams is the answer to the prayers of Democrats who have almost given up praying for a politics they can sell nationally. Adams is a Black man, who, at age 15, was arrested and beaten up by police. ...

Multiple choices in standardized testing debate


Michigan’s April and May are months of acronyms. It’s a time to M-STEP through the tulips, springing forward into the PSAT, SAT and ACT. But whether this six-week testing season results in flowers or weeds is a matter of opinion in the struggle to determine what kids really know and how ...

Volunteers sought for state foster care review board program


The state is looking for volunteers to serve on local foster care review boards. During National Volunteer Month, the Foster Care Review Board program, administered by the State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court, encourages Michigan residents to apply for membership on ...