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Editorial

Ready or not, NMU students are on their way back

It’s safe to say the 2020-21 academic year for Northern Michigan University will be a little different than previous years. The world still is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning the coronavirus threat still exists. So, social distancing, hand sanitizing and other protocols ...

Claims for jobless benefits continue to decrease in state

A dollop of mostly positive economic news was released in recent days with word that the number of unemployment claims in the state of Michigan has dropped for the most recent reporting period. As reported by The Detroit Free Press, new claims dipped to 21,949 in the week ending July 25, down ...

Honoring the fallen

Capping a week of deserved tributes, the funeral for Rep. John Lewis in Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church brought me back a quarter-century to another funeral for another revered member of Congress, former House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill. On a cold January day at St. ...

Apparent drunk driver kills downstate trooper

Michigan State Police officers in both peninsulas, and, indeed, police everywhere, are mourning one of their own today, with the news that a downstate trooper, injured some weeks ago in a crash with a drunk driver, passed away Friday. Trooper Caleb Starr of the Lakeview post was struck by ...

MHSAA on right path in restarting sporting activities

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is doing things right in this unprecedented age of COVID-19. The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association — the MHSAA’s 19-member legislative body — on Wednesday approved the next steps in returning sports for ...

Can, bottle drive great way for non-profits to raise funds

While the temporary moratorium on returning cans and bottles for the 10-cent deposit amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to returnables piling up in area residences, the situation has had an unexpected bright side. Several highly successful can and bottle drives for local nonprofits have been ...