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Editorial

Resource officer good addition to any school

Schools should be among the safest places in the world for kids. They are supposed to be a harbor for learning, interacting with other kids peacefully and respecting teachers. Sometimes, though, things happen that threaten that safety. Some are along the lines of minor skirmishes between ...

Helmets to Hardhats program does much to support veterans

Governments, local, state and national, often throw grant money at projects and programs that have dubious value. In our experience, that’s the nature of that animal: Provide funding for a great many things and perhaps a handful will turn into something good. That certainly was not the ...

Multiple choices in standardized testing debate

Michigan’s April and May are months of acronyms. It’s a time to M-STEP through the tulips, springing forward into the PSAT, SAT and ACT. But whether this six-week testing season results in flowers or weeds is a matter of opinion in the struggle to determine what kids really know and how ...

Best to leave wildlife babies in the wild

The annual springtime wave of downy hatchling birds and fuzzy baby mammals is close at hand. Some might already have young in nest or burrow. Seeing these new babies in the wild can be a special treat — but it should happen from a distance and not involve handling these young creatures, the ...

Take care to prevent tick-borne illnesses

That didn’t take long. After just a few days of warm weather, ticks are starting to emerge. And that means an increased chance of tick bites and potentially contracting Lyme disease, health experts say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 476,000 people are ...

Chip in to help feed a hungry neighbor Saturday

Letter carriers step up to help hungry neighbors Saturday When you’re looking for something to do in Superiorland this weekend, perhaps some of us can add “Help out a hungry neighbor” to that list. Marquette County letter carriers on Saturday will again participate in Stamp Out Hunger ...