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CRC Overview of Proposal on Natural Resources Trust Fund

The non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan recently released a memorandum on the implications of Ballot Proposal 20-1 dealing with the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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More on UP Health Care System Owners, Broadband Availability in the UP, Taxes, Taxes and Taxes, and an Update on Dark Store Legislation

More on U.P. health care system owners, broadband availability in the U.P., Michigan taxes, and an update on Dark Store legislation in Michigan. Read about this and more in this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise and Rumors.

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CRC: The COVID-19 Recession Imperils the State’s Cash Position

Check out The Citizens Research Council of Michigan’s analysis on how the COVID-19 recession affects the State of Michigan’s cash position on the short- and long-term.

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City of Marquette Sends Record Number of Absentee Ballots, Opening Satellite Voter Office

As we mark off the final days of September, I have a…

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Absentee Ballot Update, University COVID Containments, NMU Alumnus Quoted in NYT, and More

Absentee ballot update, MTU urging veterans to apply for jobs, food banks in the UP and food insecurity, UP universities and COVID containments, and Starbucks Emeritus Chairman and NMU alumnus quoted in New York Times. Check out this week’s Rural Whisper, Noise & Rumors.

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NMU Center for Rural Health Seeks to Strengthen UP Healthcare System

Elise Bur, Director at the NMU Center for Rural Health, gives an overview of the center and how it seeks to improve outcomes for rural healthcare in the Upper Peninsula.

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Absentee Ballots in the Upper Peninsula, Veteran Food and Insecurity, and More on Popular NMU Dean Resignation

Absentee ballots in the Upper Peninsula, Veteran food and insecurity, and more on the popular NMU dean resignation. Check out this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors:

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Reimbursement Policies Put Financial Strain on Larger UP Hospitals

President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital David Jahn discusses some of the financial difficulties of being a Prospective Payment System hospital in the U.P., and what will be necessary in order for rural PPS hospitals to survive financially.

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VA Schedules Free Drive-up Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans

Veterans enrolled in VA health care may get their flu shots at scheduled drive-up flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical in Iron Mountain and at its seven community-based VA clinics.

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The UP Should Embrace Winter in 2020 to Prevent the “Twindemic”

In our latest “Rural Voices” piece, Upper Peninsula expat Alex Wellman shares his thoughts on how the UP could help prevent the “twindemic” this winter by embracing outdoor activities.

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