The 2016 presidential primary helped to close the gap between the number of Benzie County’s registered voters who vote (in blue) compared with the number who do not vote (in red). Graphic by Aubrey Ann Parker.
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Voting in Benzie County

A look at voter registration and turnout
Nozomi Khudyev (left) is the piano accompanist for the Benzie County Community Chorus. Dinah Haag (right) is director.
The Platte River will have seen a record number of visitors at the end of July, according to predictions. Photo courtesy of Joe Lachowski/Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Where Are the Workers?

Tourism economy booms, but finding help proves elusive
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