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Editorial

NMU appoints top staffer to mental health position

In the wake of a student suicide some months ago and the sometimes emotional debate that followed, Northern Michigan University has named a top staff person as special adviser for campus mental health and wellness for the upcoming academic year. We like the move, if for no other reason than ...

Safe, proper car seat installation can save lives

Safely installing a car seat can save a child’s life, as over 325 children under five are saved by car seats over the course of a single year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, a large portion of new parents don’t realize that they may be installing ...

Getting kids vaccinated is best thing to do

Since the time that vaccinations for the many COVID-19 permutations became available, The Mining Journal has been an unwavering voice of support for the shots. That’s not to say we have opposed other forms of COVID-19 virus treatments. We haven’t. But overwhelmingly the science suggests ...

Highway hazard: Watch out for moose crossing roadways

Although many people would like to get a glimpse of a moose, they probably don’t want to see one after they’ve hit it with their vehicle. And the moose wouldn’t like it either. Because of this hazard, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging motorists to exercise caution ...

Expert on suicide speaks with emotion on NMU campus

Call it a symptom of a troubled world, call it the result of stress, pressure, depression and anxiety, call it something near an epidemic but it seems just about everyone knows someone or knows of someone who has taken their own life. Nearly 46,000 people died by suicide in 2020, according to ...

Hinckley has been released from court supervision

There’s little doubt the release of would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. has more than a few people of a certain age squirming in their seats. And for good reason. Hinckley, in 1981, did his best to murder a sitting U.S. president — Ronald Reagan — spraying bullets around ...