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Editorials

COVID pandemic gives us plenty of lessons to learn

The day has finally come. Although Michigan and the local community had been slowly opening due to decreasing COVID-19 cases, Tuesday marked the day when restaurants, entertainment businesses and other venues could operate at 100% capacity, instead of 50%. It also means limits on large ...

State government should meet folks where they are

Many lawmakers have repeatedly pressed Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in recent weeks to resume in-person services at her branch offices around Michigan. During the coronavirus pandemic, Benson closed the Secretary of State branch offices — where Michiganders go to renew their driver’s ...

Some advice for staying safe when lightning threatens

Thunderstorms can develop quickly during the summer months, creating the danger of lightning strikes for those caught outdoors. Today is Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin, and ReadyWisconsin is urging everyone to learn more about what they can do to stay safe when lightning ...

Nation passes grim milestone of 600K COVID-19 deaths

Hans Rosling once wrote, “Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.” That fits our country’s current narrative to a T, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed ...

Appreciated care at Dickinson hospital

Bouquet: My grandfather came up from Chicago in 1923 and built our summer home in Spread Eagle. The family through four generations has continued to spend their summers there. To date, I am not aware of any instance where we needed to use the Dickinson County Hospital, until recently. Over ...

Hot, dry weather elevates fire danger in UP this weekend

Michigan’s warm, dry, weather has created a lot of beautiful days for outdoor activity — and a steeply increased risk of fire. That means taking extra care when camping, burning or using equipment outdoors, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “Although there have ...