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Editorials

Top gymnast Biles made correct call in Olympics decision

Lalah Delia once wrote, “Self-care is how you take your power back.” A select group of modern athletes have begun a movement to do just that. A Wednesday article by The Associated Press said, “For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the ...

401 Club says thanks for help in becoming more accessible

Bouquet: A long-awaited addition to the building at 401 S. Kimberly Ave. took place May 15. The “401 Club” is a non-profit association that hosts 12-step meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics and hopefully will support ...

Buy Michigan Week spotlights supporting local, state businesses

The practice of “buying local” will be crucial for area communities to recover from the economic effects of the pandemic. After a year of facing limits and shutdowns, small businesses and retailers have had to vie with the convenience of shopping online while people were encouraged to ...

Great volunteer opportunity for DNR program

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for a few good, well, volunteers, to help staff an interesting and innovative program at the upcoming Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. Mentors are needed to help staff the agency’s Pocket Park during the Aug. 16-22 fair. ...

Algal blooms in Michigan’s waters pose potential risks

State officials are warning of the potential dangers of harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in Michigan waters during the summer or fall months. HABs form due to a rapid overgrowth or bloom of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are naturally present in lakes, rivers and ...

Lorinser mulling run for Michigan’s First Congressional seat

Next year’s race for Michigan’s First Congressional District seat presently occupied by Jack Bergman got more interesting last week — maybe. That’s because a local Democrat of note has established what’s being termed an exploratory committee to look hard at a 2022 run. Dr. Bob ...