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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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Is Rural America Failing or Succeeding? Maybe Both

Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter of the University of New Hampshire Casey School of Public Policy summarize the findings of their peer reviewed article that provides cautionary lessons regarding the commonplace narrative of widespread rural decline and urban growth.

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Rural Insights’ David Haynes Interviewed on U.P. Absentee Ballot Numbers

TV6’s Nick Friend spoke to Rural Insights Director & Editor David Haynes recently about the rise in absentee ballots seen in the Upper Peninsula.

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Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency Implements the Community Outreach and Regional Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Initiative

The Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency has implemented the Community Outreach and Regional Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Initiative, which vastly expands Michigan’s veteran outreach capabilities and allows veterans to more efficiently be connected to benefits available to them.

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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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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part Three

Check out Part Three of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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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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A Reminder to VOTE, Michigan Absentee Ballots Rolling In, & Gov. Whitmer Boards Have Strong UP University Representation

A reminder to VOTE, Michigan absentee ballots keep rolling in, how to amend your ballot, UP residents on state boards and commissions, and Governor Whitmer’s cabinet and key policy team has strong UP, NMU, and LSSU representation.

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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part Two

Check out Part Two of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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Rural Forest Markers Act is a Bipartisan Win-Win for Rural Landowners and the Environment

Rural Insights contributor Tom Watkins shares his thoughts on the bipartisan “Rural Forest Markets Act” bill, which authorizes the USDA to offer loan or bond guarantees of up to $150 million to open emerging markets for carbon mitigation, among other things, to rural forest owners.

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