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Editorials

Thanks for support with reading program

Bouquet: The Hermansville Branch of Menominee County Library would like to thank the parents and guardians who helped provide a lot of fun for the kids at our six-week “Tails & Tales” summer reading program. We had great support from The Friends of the Library; from Tiffany Michaud and ...

Parental coalition on right track in COVID-19 move

Author Angela Parkhurst wrote, “At the end of the day, I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” A coalition of parent groups in Michigan is doing just that. On Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that this coalition is urging Michigan’s health department to require ...

Have a plan ready for when disasters, emergencies strike

“Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” That’s the message emergency preparedness staff are sharing with people throughout Michigan and beyond during National Preparedness Month in September. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department and ...

Marking Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Studies already have indicated alcohol consumption rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among women, mostly attributed to stress. The dangers of disease — liver, heart, cancer — are higher for women, the amount of alcohol that can be consumed in relative safety lower. Drug use, ...

UIA sails along with no moral compass

It’s hard to imagine the leaders at the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency could find a way to create another self-inflicted wound but somehow they did. And, frankly, we probably shouldn’t expect better from a state agency that has a decades-long track record of missteps, a hall of ...

Get involved in shaping Michigan’s political district maps

It’s hard to overstate the importance of maps to the future of this state and this nation. For various reasons — cultural, economic, generational — we Americans tend to self-segregate politically. Progressives tend to congregate in bigger cities or urban areas, while conservatives tend ...