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The Main Page includes a section where an adapted lead section from one of Wikipedia's featured articles is displayed as "Today's featured article" (TFA). The current month's queue can be found here. TFAs are scheduled by the TFA coordinators, Brianboulton (Brian), Crisco 1492 (Chris) and Dank (Dan). Community discussion of suggestions takes place at the TFA requests page.

If you notice an error in a future TFA blurb, you can usually fix it yourself, but if the mistake is in today or tomorrow's blurb, you will need to leave a message at WP:ERRORS to ask an administrator to fix it. The blurbs are formatted as a single paragraph as close as possible to 1,200 characters (including spaces) in length, with no reference tags, alternate names, or extraneous bolding. Only the link to the specified featured article is bolded, and this must be the first link in the blurb. For biographical articles, birth/death dates are trimmed down to year only. The blurb should be preceded by an appropriate lead image when available; fair use images are not allowed.

The editnotice template for Today's Featured Article is {{TFA-editnotice}}. It is automatically applied by {{Editnotices/Namespace/Main}} when the article's title matches the contents of {{TFA title}}. To contact the TFA coordinators, please leave a message on the TFA talk page, or use the {{@TFA}} notification template elsewhere.


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Washington Street in 2012

Business US Highway 41 was a state trunkline highway and business loop off US 41/M-28 in Marquette, Michigan, along Washington and Front streets. These two streets originated with the founding of the city in the mid-19th century, and served the downtown area; the original city hall was built in 1895 on Washington Street. In 1910 the city started paving its streets, replacing wooden planks with asphalt; later that decade, Washington and Front streets were included in the state highway system. In 1926 they were included in the United States Numbered Highway System. When US 41/M-28 was moved to bypass the downtown in 1963, Washington and Front streets were redesignated as a business loop. The highway was also co-designated Business M-28 on state maps between 1975 and 1981, mirroring a similar business loop designation in the neighboring cities of Ishpeming and Negaunee. Jurisdiction over the two streets was transferred to the city as part of a highway swap that resulted in the decommissioning of the trunkline in 2005. (Full article...)

Part of the M-28 series, one of Wikipedia's featured topics.

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Silky sifaka

The silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) is a large lemur with silky white fur that lives in northeastern Madagascar. It is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world's 25 most critically endangered primates. The silky sifaka lives in groups of two to nine and spends most of its day feeding, resting, playing, grooming, and traveling. Like other eastern sifakas, it eats leaves and seeds, but also fruit, flowers, and even soil. As with other sifaka species, group members will groom, play with, carry, and nurse infants that are not their own. Adults vocalize frequently despite having only seven different calls. Like all lemurs, it relies strongly on scent for communication; males frequently scent-mark. The species is found in the rainforests of northeastern Madagascar, with the remaining population in Marojejy National Park, Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve, the Makira Forest Protected Area, the Betaolana Corridor, and some unprotected forest fragments. Locals hunt the silky sifaka throughout its range. (Full article...)