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Editorial

NMU students learn by doing in innovative program

There’s an old employment and education saying that holds, approximately, there’s nothing like actually doing the work. Our interpretation of that, approximately, is that more, and better learning, takes place when actual work is undertaken and completed. A pair of Northern Michigan ...

Relief checks should be distributed fairly

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced her Lowering MI Cost plan which would eliminate the state’s retirement tax and increase tax credits for working families. Perhaps the one aspect of her plan that got the most attention from the average taxpayer is Whitmer’s plan to issue ...

Respect each other, the rest will fall in place

Generation Z is entering the workforce, growing up, and making an impact. Gen Z is the youngest generation with adult members. The exact ages considered Gen Z are often debated, but a general understanding is that Gen Z is made up of individuals born between 1996 and 2012. That includes ...

Cooler heads prevail in Michigan public health officer legal fight

It appears that coolers heads do prevail, in some cases. An embattled public health officer in Michigan will get to keep her job, after a lengthy legal fight with county commissioners over pandemic-era mask mandates concluded Tuesday with the board bowing to the will of a court-ordered ...

Whitmer’s instincts right on Education Dept.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may be tiptoeing around the state constitution in stripping the education department of most of its funding, but we support her objectives in doing so. The governor’s executive budget provides just $162.8 million for the Michigan Department of Education, down 75% from ...

Unusual weather means motorists should adjust

Certainly Superiorland and beyond can expect more snow this very unusual winter. How much and when, of course, is another matter. But it’s at least likely that we will continue to have these meltdowns during the balance of the season. According to the American Family Insurance website, ...