Opinion

Connecting with kids builds positive future for us all

Columns

“Deep human connection is... the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” — Melinda Gates Here’s a question for you. Do you remember you, before you were you? Before all the choices you made and the ...

Use the truth as starting point

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What road are we on, here? It seems that we always categorize each other by race, religion, political views, opinions. No matter which group we fall into, wily, self-serving leaders very effectively convince us that “the others” are evil and our enemies. The world of ...

Mocking war hero unseemly

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: John McCain learned to fly fighter jets as a cadet at the Naval Academy and after graduation joined the Vietnam War. As a naval pilot he flew off airplane carriers was shot down over North Vietnam where he was taken prisoner along with his men. After a year of starvation and ...

Dems guarantee Trump 2nd term

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman elected from Detroit, is a danger to this country. She has a mission to stop any friendship with Israel and resist any help to President Trump. Don’t you wonder what happened to the last two generations? Our schools and universities have really ...

Babies used as shields at border

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is in response to my friend Pastor Bob’s letter concerning families separated at the border. Using children and babies as shields to invade our country at our southern border is as irresponsible an act as the criminal acts of those who prey on the invaders. Contrary ...

No accountability, no improvement

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I just attended the Hancock School Board meeting. Maybe somebody else who was there can tell me, did I hear right, or were my ears flapping again? Did school district officials actually say that they knew that the roof trusses in the Barkell Elementary School building were ...

Do your part to keep it beautiful

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Let’s all chip in. Every little thing adds up. Keep the Keweenaw Beautiful. The snow is melting and the items we thought had succumbed to the conditions are reappearing. The multitude of items appearing from within the snowmelt include, vehicles, lawn furniture, patios, ...

Prison reform good for all

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The goal of incarceration and community supervision has been redefined. The primary purpose used to be incapacitating a person convicted of a crime until their sentence was complete, an approach that inevitably led to high recidivism rates and wasted taxpayer dollars. But ...

Dangerous theory is still accepted

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A friend, knowing I lost a beloved daughter to recovered memory therapy 25 years ago when this insidious therapy was at its apogee, led me to one of your March 9 letters to the editor. Truer words were never printed by the writer who obviously understands what has been going on ...

Only worldview making sense

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is only one view of reality, one worldview, that makes sense of human history, conscience, rationality, and morality, and that is the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are individuals, not merely white or black, or male or female, or liberal or conservative. We are ...

Coming together for Glide ‘n’ Gorge

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On March 2 approximately 140 members of the community came together on the Maasto Hiihto ski trail for the 11th annual Glide ‘N Gorge fundraiser. This year the event which supports the trails took on a special poignancy in light of the damage the trails in Swedetown Gorge ...

God is father; Jesus is son

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Even devout Christians have some false beliefs. Jesus said many will come in his name and deceive many. A preacher contradicted his own sermon about the Lord’s Prayer by praying to “Lord Jesus” instead of “Our Father who is in heaven.” He considered God to be three ...

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates luck, laughter of Irish

Columns

What is it about that curious little country across the Atlantic that encourages so many of us to want to become Irish for a day? We know about their quaint attitudes, their love of the brew, the freckled beauty of their women, their accent (which seems to change from one part of the country ...

Tech library hosting book sale

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Friends Annual Used Book Sale is scheduled for April 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom on Michigan Tech’s campus. On April 4, Friends members get first choice from 5-7 p.m. Memberships cost $20 and are available at the door. Memberships for students ...

Preserve our values, traditions

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Several years ago I submitted an editorial in which I questioned whether we were becoming a nation of morons as the Obama administration was engaged in the pursuit of a leftist agenda that included government mandated healthcare, policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made ...

Left promises Utopia is coming

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Despite the cynicism, the despair of a long-suffering public, relief is visible on the horizon. No longer will any citizen be neglected by a loving, all-embracing government for Utopia is at last within grasp. I speak of the Green New Deal, originated primarily by Alexandria ...

Protect yourself from smart meters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Feb. 16, 2019, newsletter from smartmetereducationetwork.com bore triple headlines regarding UPPCO’s announcement that they will begin installing smart meters this spring. UPPCO’S choice to install is the worst of all worlds. Itron’s Openway Riva Meter will flood ...

Why does God allow abortion?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Christian right constantly rails against abortion. Have they wondered why their god hasn’t acted to prevent the abortions? Why aren’t they angry at their god? Now if there is a theistic god who created the universe and supposedly intrudes in our world by answering ...

Let’s be Copper Country strong for Hancock kids

Editorial

Trouble and turmoil are swirling around the Hancock Public Schools District. As of Friday, two board members and the superintendent had resigned. This storyline is just in its beginning stage, and many of the details are yet to be reported. From investigating this situation and reporting on ...

Aborting children at border

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Trump said in his State of Union address that he is pro-life and opposed to abortions of babies in the womb. He presents himself as a child savior. Yet, he and his administration are 100 percent in favor of aborting children from their families at our southern ...