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Editorial

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 ...

Fresh Coast Film Festival showcases top talent

Welcome to all who came to town specifically to attend the Fifth Annual Fresh Coast Film Festival which is taking place at a variety of venues throughout Marquette through Sunday. While there is a plethora of fine films, many which feature outdoor-related themes, we are especially drawn to ...

Cambensy underscores necessity of improved mental health services

Actress Glenn Close once said, “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” That’s exactly what our local representative is looking to do. State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, hosted a virtual town hall on Monday night to discuss where ...

NMU faculty contract situation very frustrating

It appeared the ongoing stalemate between the Northern Michigan University-American Association of University Professors faculty union and NMU administration had come to an end. Until it didn’t. The two sides on Oct. 2 announced that a tentative agreement on the faculty contract, which ...

Gilbert Elementary School student honored by company

It isn’t often we use this space to honor the individual accomplishments of very young students, but that’s what we have the pleasure of doing today. That student is Gilbert Elementary School third-grader Ruby Derwin, the daughter of Sarah and T.J. Derwin. It turns out that Ruby is ...

Flu shots are especially important this year

As flu season approaches amid the second fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that staying up to date on all vaccinations will be especially important this year. Since much of the population wore masks, practiced social distancing and attended work or school remotely during the fall and ...