Opinion

Drowsy driving just as deadly as drunk, drugged

Editorial

Drowsy driving doesn’t typically get the publicity that drunk, drugged or distracted driving garners but it should, according to a top insurance executive. “Nationwide, more than 1,500 people are killed and 71,000 people are hurt every year in crashes involving a driver drifting off to ...

Ways of man lead to death

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

Don’t play delay games with pot voters

Editorial

As expected, Michigan voters overwhelming approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday. We still think it was a bad idea, but that does not matter anymore because the voters have spoken. Statewide, Proposal 1 was approved 55 percent to 45 percent. The ratio was similar in St. ...

God gene is found in mirror

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...

CCISD provides services for preschool students

Columns

Children grow and develop at different rates, but most will meet many milestones between ages 3 and 5 that will prepare them for kindergarten. Developmental milestones can help to identify if a child may have a delay in specific areas including communication, motor skills, problem solving, ...

Politicians don’t know more than you do

Editorial

Here are three truths in today’s political world: 1. Politicians don't know what they're talking about. Shock, gasp, right? It's the oldest saying in Washington, D.C. but it's also true — potentially more true today than it ever was. The Guardian published a great editorial on the ...

Trump delivers what he promises

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wish to thank Eugene Johnson of Eagle Harbor, MI in his Oct. 22 letter to the Gazette for pointing out the fact that there is a vast plethora of socialist programs in our country, enough to choke a cormorant. Franklin D. Roosevelt started the transformation from the old ...

Bike safety for cyclists, motorists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we continue the academic year, Campus Bike Initiative wanted to send a reminder to everyone in our community. The people we all see out on the road walking, jogging, biking, and using wheelchairs are our neighbors, family, and fellow community members. They deserve to be ...

Village of Calumet is not thriving

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How can anyone say that the village of Calumet is thriving when the council eliminated garbage service, and we struggle with snow removal, and a lagging economy? The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) this past year swiped $22,000 in village property taxes, and $38,000 ...

Ishpeming on right track in battling blight

Editorial

Ishpeming continues to make progress in battling blight, although more remains to be done. The city has been awarded $221,000 from the Marquette County Land Bank Authority for blight elimination. The money can be used not only for building removal but to create economic growth, land bank ...

ATV club holds fall ride

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We had our fall ride on Sept. 29. We where very happy 70 people came out in the cold and, yes, snow. We would like to thank all of you for riding with us. We would also like to thank the Trailside Lodge for letting us begin there and the Vannsville Bar for a stop for gas and ...

Kermit’s Kids holiday party

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Oct. 26, the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program held their annual Halloween Party. The kids enjoyed pizza, assorted treats, games, a costume contest, candy scramble, a raffle, as well as music/karaoke by Bill & Dave Brotherton. This event was made possible with ...

Hospice essential in offering end-of-life comfort

Editorial

Ask anyone who has watched a loved one or dear friend slip away how important hospice was, especially as the end approached, you’re likely to hear something along the lines of, “They were essential.” That’s because hospice is essential in those emotionally trying times. A ceremony ...

Stop eating animal products

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: You are receiving many letters suggesting that people consider the climate when they vote in our upcoming election. For those truly interested in reducing their negative impact on the environment they should stop eating animal products. This business is so big that most ...

Democracy depends on people voting

Editorial

The months leading up to Tuesday’s general election have been full of politicking and negative campaigns by all sorts of candidates. The mudslinging illustrates just how divided our country is in the current state of things, with fanatics found on both ends of the political spectrum. But ...

Religion is solely based on faith

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There’s reality and there’s mythology. Scientific naturalists don’t confuse reality with mythology, but, unfortunately, religious fundamentalists confuse their mythology with reality. Religious fundamentalists accept as definitive the ancient ...

‘Welcome Here’ reflects well on humanity

Editorial

At times, the world seems to be overrun with stories of bigotry and intolerance. But then, sometimes at least, there is news that renews one’s faith in humanity. Northern Michigan University is participating in a nationwide effort to let students from other parts of the world know Marquette ...

Take action to prevent diabetes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What hidden health disorder does 1 out of 3 UP adults and 50 percent of the U.P. elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? Prediabetes puts them at high ...

Cirque du Soleil and Power of Creative Courage

Columns

Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984, focusing on human acrobatic performances beyond imagination in a high energy atmosphere filled with music, lights, and high tech visual mediums that tell a story. It is a human circus that leaves audiences smiling, energized, and feeling like they are ...