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Editorials

Rural broadband moves will be a net positive for state

The world hurtles forward at high speeds, leaving too many rural Michigan families behind. Some will be able to catch up by way of the Affordable Connectivity Program, a federal initiative to credit families $30 toward their internet bills if they make 200% of the federal poverty level or ...

Thanks for support at spaghetti fundraiser

Bouquet — From Rhonda Lindstrom, Niagara, Wis.: Two Dickinson County veterans organized a spaghetti dinner with the support of local businesses and generous individuals in the community. On May 31, 15 volunteers served more than 350 guests who enjoyed homemade spaghetti, coleslaw, rolls and ...

Tab collection exceeds goal for McDonald House

Bouquet: I, along with many of you, have medical issues, but we continue to help others. We volunteer to work fundraisers, buy raffle tickets, etc. The recent Tab Toss at Complete Recycling in Milwaukee for the Ronald McDonald House resulted in a check for $6,106. The one-day toss generated ...

State: Take care on the road as crashes, injuries, costs climb

Michigan officials are cautioning drivers to slow down and pay attention while on the roads after seeing crashes and serious injuries rise in the state and nationally in 2021. Despite reduced driving during the pandemic, law enforcement across the country and in Michigan are reporting ...

Northern Agility 22-1 a unique event in Upper Peninsula

The Munising area and Sawyer International Airport will look a little different later this month. The Michigan Air National Guard announced that on June 27-29 it will partner with Air Force Special Operations Command, the Michigan Department of Transportation and local agencies to host ...

Auto future is Michigan’s to lose

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg likely didn’t drive on Michigan’s “damn roads” to get to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference this week, hosted at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. If he had, he would notice the reality here doesn’t always match the ...