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Editorial

The death of civility?

As a professional writer and avid reader, sometimes, something falls into my lap that is just written way too well for me to try and mold into my own words. Something that captures my own thoughts so precisely and eloquently. That’s how I felt when I stumbled upon this piece, written by ...

National Voter Registration Day set for Tuesday

National Voter Registration Day is coming up Tuesday, and the League of Women Voters of Marquette County is planning spread the word about the importance of voting to the next generation as a way to mark the holiday. While LWV volunteers have traditionally visited county high schools to ...

Bridge rebuilds are a painful, important milestone

It’s one big Band Aid, and ripping it off is set to become a little more painful. Residents, commuters and visitors alike have spent the past half-year bumping into roadblocks in or near downtown Traverse City as a spate of construction projects made navigating local streets akin to a game ...

Many ways to celebrate National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day annually falls on the fourth Saturday in September, which is this weekend. It’s an opportunity to get out and enjoy what’s available outdoors — and perhaps take some time to give back to those public spaces. In honor of National Public Lands Day, Pictured ...

Vaccines for children appear key step closer

With COVID-19 cases rising again across the country, we can certainly use a little good news and Phizer presented some on Monday. The Associated Press reported that the company’s COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group ...

Mask mandate tough call, right call

From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “CO2 molecules are small enough to easily pass through mask material. In contrast, the respiratory droplets that carry the virus that causes COVID-19 are much larger than CO2, so they cannot pass as easily through a properly designed ...