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Global Service from Upper Peninsula Roots: Talking to Karen Ogle About Her Foreign Service Career

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Karen Ogle, a Marquette native who has carved out a distinguished career in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service.

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Health in the UP: Is it Improving?

Is overall health in the Upper Peninsula improving? Michael and John Broadway take a look at the data, comparing UP county health rankings for the state in 2011 to 2023.

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A Brief Overview of the Changing Housing Market in Poland

Dr. Weronika Kusek’s latest article examines Poland’s evolving housing market, which has seen significant price increases and shifts from communist-era housing to modern developments.

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U.P. local government leaders identify challenges in getting state and federal grants

The article we are sharing from University of Michigan’s CLOSUP center addresses the struggle of local governments in Michigan, particularly in the Upper Peninsula, in utilizing federal funding opportunities from recent legislation like the ARPA and IIJA.

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Surprise: U.P. local government leaders buck the trend and report some improvement in state-local relations since 2016

According to research by University of Michigan’s CLOSUP center, the Upper Peninsula is defying statewide trends with improved state-local relations since 2016. The following article contains insights on this unique dynamic in regional governance.

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