State program can provide assistance in weatherizing homes


As the season turns colder, it pays to have a home ready to withstand the elements in an energy-efficient manner. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are raising awareness during Weatherization Month of a program that can reduce household energy ...

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote


WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Thursday, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former White House aide after he defied a ...

NMU faculty contract situation very frustrating


It appeared the ongoing stalemate between the Northern Michigan University-American Association of University Professors faculty union and NMU administration had come to an end. Until it didn’t. The two sides had announced Oct. 2 that a tentative agreement on the faculty contract, which ...

A look at the national debt by president

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What is the national debt? It is the difference between the money collected — generally fees and taxes — and the money spent. The last time we had no debt was in 1835. Most economist feel zero U.S. debt would cause a global financial meltdown. In comparing the budget deficit to the ...

Attorney who counseled Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 ...