David Haynes

Professor David Haynes is a Professor of Public Administration and teaches in the MPA graduate program at Northern Michigan University, where he previously served as President. David has been involved in the public administration and political science field for over 45 years.

Reader Survey, UP Election Results by County, Canadian Government Sees Citizenship Request Increase, and Higher Ed Affordability

Rural Insights 2021 readership survey, new way to view Upper Peninsula election results, Canadian government sees increase in requests for citizenship, and a new proposal for improve higher education access and affordability. Read all about it in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise and Rumors by David Haynes.

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A New Year and Beginning, Fun News to Begin 2021, COVID-19 Vaccines in the UP, Small Business Jobs, and a Rural Czar

A new year and a new beginning, some fun news to begin 2021, COVID-19 vaccines in the Upper Peninsula, small business job additions and deletions, ice melt in Negaunee, a rural czar to be appointed, and what has COVID done to the Upper Peninsula?

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Happy Holidays from Rural Insights

Rural Insights will be taking a break for the holidays and return on January 4th. We’re wishing our readers Happy Holidays and a most successful, happy New Year in 2021.

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Michigan Presidential Electors Vote Today, High Voter Turnout, and Ideas to Fix America, Michigan, and the U.P.

Michigan Presidential Electors to vote today in Lansing, high voter turnout in the November election both statewide and in the Upper Peninsula, and ideas to fix America, Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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A ‘Thank You’ to Local Election Workers, a UP Mystery Resolved, New Article Perspectives, and More 2021 UP Issue Recommendations

A ‘thank you’ to UP local election officials and volunteers, a UP mystery has been resolved, perspectives on articles we publish, and more lame duck and 2021 public policy UP issue recommendations. Read about it in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Michigan Lockdown and UP Impact, Legislative Issue Suggestions, Generational Changes in Local Government, 109th Seat, and Moose Car Licking

Michigan lockdown and its U.P. impact, legislative issue suggestions, generational changes in local government, 109th seat in 2022, and Canada’s prohibition on moose car licking. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Fall Freshman Enrollment Down, COVID Cases Up, Marijuana Edibles in the UP, and Veterans Launching Ventures Course

Fall freshman enrollment is down, COVID cases are up, marijuana edibles in the UP, and details on new Veterans Launching Ventures course. Read about it in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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U.P. Election Update, Veterans Day, NMU Awards Student Veteran of the Year, and M-Care Coming to the U.P.?

U.P. election update, Veterans Day, NMU awards student veteran of the year, and M-Care coming to the U.P.? Read more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise, & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Final Reminder to VOTE, Upper Peninsula Elections, a Call for Patience, and a Mackinac Bridge Anniversary

A Final Reminder to VOTE, Upper Peninsula Elections, a Call for Patience, and a Mackinac Bridge Anniversary. Read all about it in this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise, & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Absentee Ballot Requests Show Increased Voter Participation for 2020 Election

Research by NMU student Max Steele on absentee ballot requests in six Upper Peninsula counties for the November 2020 election show that voter participation is higher than the previous two presidential elections.

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