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Opinion—Robot dog highlights issues with police spending

Justin Van't Hof March 9, 2021
Recently, an article by the NY Post showcased the New York City Police Department’s new specialized surveillance robot. While it’s essential to keep everyone out of harm’s way, I worry that this technology will be used to survey the actions of people in low-income communities without their permission and are a waste of police budgets.
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Letter to the Editor—The thin blue line: A symbol of pride, not hate

Karen Bahrman March 4, 2021
A recent opinion piece urged readers not to display the Thin Blue Line flag because its originator was allegedly a racist, it has been co-opted by groups who are undoubtedly racist and it fosters an “us-them” mentality as between law-abiding citizens and criminals, i.e., one that fails to include criminals in society, with race being the supposed criteria for criminal status.

APABA to hold talk on behavior analysis, police training

Akasha Khalsa February 11, 2021
The Upper Peninsula Association of Behavior Analysis will hold its February webinar, Behavioral Science and Police, on Friday, Feb. 19. The webinar will feature John O'Neill, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA. It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
VOTE—Despite the distance, NMU students still found ways to go out and vote. Some students voted in person and others sent in absentee ballots through the mail.

Sheriff candidates campaign for student votes

Jesse Wiederhold October 15, 2020

The title of Marquette County Sheriff is up for grabs this fall, and two candidates are running. The sheriff oversees about 90 people who patrol roads and answer calls among many other duties. The role...

SPACE FOR DA PLOWS—Marquette City Police Department urges car owners to abide by the annual parking ban, which prevents vehicles from parking on streets and blocking snow plows.

Winter street parking prohibited by annual safety restriction

Akasha Khalsa November 7, 2019

As the winter temperature creeps in, Marquette residents and new students should be aware of the renewal of the annual parking ban in Marquette, which prohibits cars from being left on the streets during...

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Roadside saliva drug test

Jackie Jahfetson October 17, 2019

People who smoke marijuana, use opiates and other drugs will need to be mindful when getting behind the wheel due to a new roadside drug test.  The expanded Oral Fluid Roadside Analysis Pilot...

NMU Fraternity pushes for a good cause

Adele Herman October 11, 2012

The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at NMU pushed a bathtub from Sault Ste. Marie to Marquette to raise money for the Marquette Police Department K9 Unit. The tub push began just outside of Sault Ste....

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