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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.
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.
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.
Upper Peninsula families–even those who are employed–are having a harder time making ends meet, according to the United Ways “ALICE” measurement system.
Susie Fox and Kevin Korpi of the Great Lakes Sports Commission provide a great overview of the history of the commission, the role that state investment into sports and related infrastructure has played, and the economic importance of sports in Michigan.
Educational technology expert Pamela Spady shares the results and her thoughts on a UP-wide survey of K-12 teachers on their opinions for how to return to school for the 2020-21 school year.
Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay illustrates the current landscape of airports in the rural U.P., and the challenges faced by the airports, airlines, and communities.