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Editorials

October declared Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October 2021 as Michigan Cybersecurity Month to highlight the importance of cybersecurity awareness among families and businesses around the state. In the past year alone, according to the FBI, Michigan residents and businesses have lost more than $165 ...

Budget a hopeful shot in the arm for recruiting workers

Federal and state budget time tends to be one of familiar squabbles. A repeated tradition of absolute posturing and late-night additions and early mornings of resigned reconciliation. Fresh outrage — as if the tug-of-war isn’t the same every year — is part of the ritual. But this ...

Public health officials don’t deserve threats

The Detroit Free Press reported last week that public health officials around Michigan have been threatened and harassed over local coronavirus pandemic policies on face masks. In some communities, the elected county boards that oversee local public health agencies have threatened some ...

Paul column brought back UP memories

Bouquet: I was getting nostalgic the other day and just happened upon the article in your paper by Daniel Paul regarding his growing up in Caspian. It touched on a subject that I had some personal experience with. Back in 1959, at the ripe old age of 6, my grandfather happened to take my ...

NMU’s faculty, administration head back to table

To the surprise of absolutely no one — at least no one who has been paying close attention — the Northern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors rejected a proposed contract Tuesday. The vote wasn’t particularly close: 137 no, 92 yes. The ...

Bird feeder-raiding bear didn’t need to die in Traverse City

It’s not the end any of us wanted. We, along with many of our neighbors, were crestfallen when we learned officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources had decided to euthanize a bear that has become a neighborhood fixture along Traverse City’s west side. It is an awful ...