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Opinion

Border residents happy to see travel ban eased

Columns

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada and Mexico has been largely ...

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Columns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing battle over what ...

October is Cancer Prevention and Control Month

Editorials

Local health departments across Michigan have designated October as Cancer Prevention and Control Month. “Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans, exceeded only by heart disease,” said Barb Peterson, women’s health nurse practitioner with the Dickinson-Iron District ...

Treaty should take Whitmer out of Line 5 pipeline fight

Editorials

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finds herself in a place where a Michigan governor should not be — at the center of an international treaty dispute with America’s closest friend and trading partner. Earlier this week, Canada formally invoked a never-before-used 1977 treaty with the United States ...

New district maps would split county

Letters to the Editor

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has sliced Dickinson County into two legislative districts. Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Sagola and Breitung Townships are now assigned to the 110th Michigan House District; the City of Norway, and Norway, Waucedah, Breen, Felch and West ...

Wisconsin attorney general calls for election probe to end

Columns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic attorney general who represents the state elections commission on Monday called for a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election to be shut down, saying it is a partisan political effort that lacks credibility, wastes ...