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A Great American Hero Joins the Ancestors, NMU Trustee Honored, Child Care Cost Priority Continues, and Census Undercounts

A great American hero joins the ancestors, NMU trustee honored, child care cost priority continues, census undercounts, and how high does $1 trillion stack up? Read this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Discussion with Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and City Commissioner Cody Mayer

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes talks to Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and City Commissioner Cody Mayer to discuss the challenges currently faced by rural cities like Marquette, and what their thoughts are on where the future is headed for rural cities in the Upper Peninsula.

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Giant Hedge Fund Apollo and UP Nurses Problems, More Health Care News, Finlandia President Announces Exit, Census-Related Losses, and Child Care Spending

Giant hedge fund Apollo and UP nurses problems, more health care news, Finlandia president announces exit, census-related losses, and child care spending. Read the latest Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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A Tale of Two Counties: Houghton Sees Younger Population, Stronger Economy Than Marquette

Houghton and Marquette Counties are two major economic and population centers in the Upper Peninsula. Michael and John Broadway take a look at how the two have compared in recent years, and why proactive initiatives by Michigan Tech University and the MTEC Smartzone have contributed to Houghton County having a younger population and arguably stronger economy than that of Marquette.

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UP Trivia, IRS Poll, Fired NMU President Speaks Out, New Grant for Econ Development, and Local Resources for Domestic Violence

UP Trivia, IRS Poll, Fired NMU President Speaks Out, New Grant for Econ Development, and Local Resources for Domestic Violence. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Update On NMU President Firing, Women-Owned and Operated UP Businesses, Are Left Handers Smarter Than Right Handers? and Student Debt Continues to Mount

Update On NMU President Firing, Women-Owned and Operated UP Businesses, Are Left Handers Smarter Than Right Handers? and Student Debt Continues to Mount. Read this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Pictured Rocks Tourism Levels Likely Unsustainable Unless Action Is Taken

Michael and John Broadway write about the potentially-bleak fate of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s future if the increasing strains from tourism are not adequately addressed.

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NMU Board Fires President, COVID-Era Greetings, Tax Facts, Driving on the Seney Stretch, and Child Care Tax Credit Impact Felt

NMU Board Fires President, COVID-Era Greetings, Tax Facts, Driving on the Seney Stretch, and Child Care Tax Credit Impact Felt. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Interview with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David sits down with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital. In this episode, David discusses healthcare in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and the difficulties that are being faced not just at his facility but in hospitals throughout the UP.

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Public Support For Employer COVID Mandates, Michigan Poll on K-12 Masking, Corporate Tax Rates, Houghton Co. Administrator, and 9/11 Losses from the UP

Public Support For Employer COVID Mandates, Michigan Poll on K-12 Masking, Corporate Tax Rates, Houghton Co. Administrator, and 9/11 Losses from the UP. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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