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Editorial

NAMI Walk worthy cause

Thanks to athletes like Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Michael Phelps, the topic of mental health issues has risen to the forefront of discussion in recent months. These three are among a contingent of young people who want to sway the subject into the open and bring about change in how these ...

Glad to see government involvement in recent school board situations

The National School Boards Association asked for help, and the government has answered the call. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday directed federal authorities to hold strategy sessions in the next 30 days with law enforcement to address the increasing threats targeting school board ...

NMU, union contract situation finally resolved

It took months, but it appears the impasse between the Northern Michigan University-American Association of University Professors faculty union and NMU administration is nearing an end. The union and administration had been negotiating over base salary increases and other forms of ...

Time to stop playing the blame game with school boards, staff

“The reality is, the blame-and-shame game isn’t going to get us anywhere.” - Myra Christopher The Associated Press reported that a group representing school board members around the country asked President Joe Biden on Thursday for federal assistance to investigate and stop threats made ...

Park vandalism in Gwinn should not be tolerated

Peter Nordeen Park, located in the heart of Gwinn, is a regional recreational gem. It’s naturally scenic, has play equipment, is close to the Escanaba River and is conveniently located within walking distance of many residences. Unfortunately, being such a nice spot to spend time, it’s ...

Residents encouraged to weigh in on redrawing commissioner districts

Marquette County will soon have new districts for county commissioners, as the Marquette County Apportionment Commission is drawing proposed district maps based off of 2020 U.S. Census data. The new maps will be in place for 10 years and the public has a chance to comment on proposed maps ...