Corporate property tax abatements, Apollo investment and ownership in the UP, NMU COVID-19 testing, Michigan Revenue Estimating Conference, and new book suggestions. Read more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors.

CRC: Michigan Supreme Court rules counties can’t keep surplus proceeds from tax foreclosure sales

Jill Roof at the Citizens Research Council of Michigan gives an overview of the Michigan Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a state law allowing county treasurers to keep surplus proceeds from tax foreclosure sales is unconstitutional, and how the ruling doesn’t go far enough to address similar issues.

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Survey shows UP teachers’ opinion mixed on return to school

Educational technology expert Pamela Spady shares the results and her thoughts on a UP-wide survey of K-12 teachers on their opinions for how to return to school for the 2020-21 school year.

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Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors: August 3, 2020

Primary day in Michigan, absentee ballots, NMU EAN update, news tips, and book suggestions. Read more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors.

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Rural America and the Veterans of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

In a recent paper, David Haynes and Jesse Sherman took a look at some of the challenges faced by veterans in rural America and in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, particularly the Veteran Affairs’ efforts to provide veterans with easy access to quality health care.

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Air travel in Rural America met with more challenges than ever

Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay illustrates the current landscape of airports in the rural U.P., and the challenges faced by the airports, airlines, and communities.

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Publications

Veteran Talent Utilization in State and Local Leadership

In this recent study, Dr. David Haynes and Jesse Sherman took a look at veteran representation among the leadership at the three public universities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Rural America and the Veterans of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Living in rural America presents challenges, especially in regard to the Veteran…

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The Impact of Child Care in Rural Upper Peninsula and Compared to Three Urban Counties in Lower Michigan

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, though facing much higher rates of poverty and unemployment,…

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Veteran Data: Population by County with Age Considerations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This report is part of a series of research papers put together…

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Veteran Data: Population and Compensation/Pension Statistics in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is separated by a body of water called the…

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