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Editorial

Leave the election workers alone — or join them

We’ve read with great concern about ne’er-do-wells upset over the 2020 ballot box results accosting or threatening election workers and municipal clerks around the country. Such actions have increased a yearslong trend of aging election workers — typically volunteers or paid small ...

Fred Dakota was one of a kind, will be greatly missed at KBIC

It’s not often that someone makes a profound and lasting impact on not only what they are doing but what others, perhaps many others, are doing. But that’s what Fred Dakota did during his years in leadership at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. As most in the region are aware, Dakota ...

Celebrate National Voter Registration Month

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson marked the start of National Voter Registration Month today, encouraging eligible Michigan citizens to register in September. “Our democracy is at its best when everyone has a seat at the table,” said Secretary Benson. “Michiganders now have more ...

Renters also need to be prepared

September is National Preparedness Month and the Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) is reminding college students and other renters about the importance of purchasing a renters insurance policy to protect their belongings in the event of storm damage, fire, or ...

Marking Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Studies already have indicated alcohol consumption rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among women, mostly attributed to stress. The dangers of disease — liver, heart, cancer — are higher for women, the amount of alcohol that can be consumed in relative safety lower. Drug use, ...

Slow your roll around schools and buses

First bells have rung at schools across the region with its annual uptick in traffic snarls, coffee spills and forgotten lunches on the kitchen counter. AAA-Auto Club of Michigan tells us that more than half of the state’s drivers pass through a school zone and close to half drive by a ...