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Editorial

Diaper Marquette County supports great cause

It’s something many people take for granted: Having the resources to buy diapers for your baby. This week, Diaper Marquette County has hosted its Fall Diaper Drive to benefit families in need. Diaper Marquette County works to increase awareness of diapering needs and collect donations of ...

Nation poised to start vaccinating kids in large numbers

The country awoke Wednesday morning to some very good news. Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of ...

’No-mill increase’ for Ishpeming schools a good idea

Are leaky roofs and playground equipment that constantly needs to be repaired conducive to a good learning environment? Probably not, and that’s why Ishpeming Public Schools is asking for voters to approve on the Nov. 2 ballot a bond proposal for improvements to Birchview Elementary School ...

Benishek death opportunity to recall service to district

Former congressman Dan Benishek died unexpectedly Friday night at 69 years of age. Known informally as “Dr. Dan,” because of a career in medical practice, Benishek served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan’s First District from 2011 to 2017. Choosing to not ...

Relationship between NMU board, AAUP is turning toxic

The relationship between the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees and the NMU-chapter of the American Association of University Professors hit what can reasonably be described as a new low late last week. That’s because the union, by an overwhelming 141-20 margin, approved a ...

Solving area’s housing problems a laudable goal for new committee

Ask any young family, Northern Michigan University student or single parent looking for a place to live in the greater Marquette area, “How’s that coming?” you’re likely to get a sharp, negative response. That’s because this area suffers from a lack of affordable housing. The ...