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Editorial

Mural defacement speaks to malicious attitudes in nation

A disturbing but not unexpected report from the Lower Peninsula is another sign of the times, troubling as they may be. The Associated Press reports that a Black Lives Matter street mural painted this summer in Ypsilanti has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white ...

Case involving state reps includes abuse allegations

A legal case that has broiled up downstate has got a lot of people talking — on both sides of the Mackinac Bridge. This unseemly matter involves a pair of state representatives, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, who were apparently involved in a personal relationship that allegedly ...

Fred Dakota was one of a kind, will be greatly missed at KBIC

It’s not often that someone makes a profound and lasting impact on not only what they are doing but what others, perhaps many others, are doing. But that’s what Fred Dakota did during his years in leadership at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. As most in the region are aware, Dakota ...

Big weekend of community events coming up

Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean fun times are over. Not by a longshot. This weekend, there are many things going on in Marquette County. We will highlight four of them: ≤ There’s the Marji Gesick, in its fifth year of challenging runners and bikers on some tough ...

Parental coalition on right track in COVID-19 move

Author Angela Parkhurst wrote, “At the end of the day, I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” A coalition of parent groups in Michigan is doing just that. On Wednesday, The Assocated Press reported that this coalition is urging Michigan’s health department to require indoor ...

NMU worker recognized for service to veterans

We have not hesitated in the past to use this space to call to the attention of our readers the many good works that take place in our community. Sometimes the people featured here are volunteers, often laboring behind the scenes, providing essential services of one sort or another. On ...