Pickleball players appreciate the help


Bouquet: The Dickinson area pickleball players would like to thank the following people for assisting to make improvements on the Stanton Street courts: the city of Iron Mountain (Jordan, Scott, Steve and Derek), Tamara Juul from Dickinson Community Foundation and Steve Verrette from Champion ...

‘Crucial’ vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott


ROME (AP) — Italians will vote Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from the repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. Soaring ...

Public TV town hall to take on difficult subject of suicide


The local public TV station is hoping to keep moving the conversation forward regarding mental health. WNMU-TV will host “Facing Suicide: Town Hall” at 7 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday in the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. A panel of Upper Peninsula mental health ...

Governor races take on new prominence nationally


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Governors races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, which candidate wins a state’s top executive post could be pivotal for the nation’s political future. With abortion rights, immigration ...

US urges world to tell Russia to stop its nuclear threats


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged other nations to tell Russia to stop making nuclear threats and end “the horror” of its war in Ukraine as all three countries' top diplomats spoke — but didn't quite meet — at a high-profile U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday. Held ...

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies


WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26 shooting ...