Opinion

Russians merely did to us what we’ve done to others

Columns

Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton has done more to discredit ...

Twitter fixation could drive away allies

Columns

The political class is still coming to grips with what appears to be Donald Trump's novel management philosophy: Government by Twitter. Put aside the by-now-familiar weirdness of our president-elect's gloating over Arnold Schwarzenegger's poor "Celebrity Apprentice" ratings or swipes at Meryl ...

M.L. King Jr. held this nation to its promises

Editorial

Martin Luther King Jr. is dead, martyred by an assassin’s bullet nearly five decades ago. Long live the legacy of King. King’s enduring legacy was on display Sunday on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, when dozens of protesters marched the bridge opposing the effort by the new Congress to ...

Goodbye to one selfie president, hello to another?

Columns

On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it — or perhaps not — because if there's one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself. The country was treated to Obama slow-jamming the ...

Winter getting you down? Heikki Lunta to the rescue

Editorial

Thanks to the Upper Peninsula Luge Club, area residents will have a special way to enjoy the snow and cold this weekend: Heikki Lunta is back in Negaunee. The Heikki Lunta Festival is back after a two-year hiatus thanks to the Upper Peninsula Luge Club along with Travel Marquette, Ponsse, ...

Rally to protect healthcare for all Americans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thanks to the Mining Gazette for covering the “Save Health Care” rally that will take place this Sunday, January 15, in Houghton. I want to clarify one important aspect of this rally. The Gazette article gives the impression that the “Save Health Care” rally is only ...

The Intelligence Community, Russia and Trump

Columns

On Wednesday, in his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump came out swinging -- against some of the media (while praising others), against the policies and performance of the Obama administration, and against the intelligence community. He had some legitimate reasons. One was ...

Donald Trump is a bully – and he is afraid

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Donald Trump is scared. Many describe his behavior as being that of a bully. The underlying motivation of a bully is great personal fear that they cover up by aggressive, inappropriate behavior. 1) bullies attack from afar. Trump throws his "rocks" from behind Twitter and ...

SKY helps school professionals go the extra mile for students

Columns

The Copper Country Intermediate School District has many ancillary staff, such as school psychologists, speech therapists, and teacher consultants who visit local schools every day to work with students.  Back in 2010, many of the CCISD ancillary staff came to realize that there were local ...

Predator hunts are commerical, unregulated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are more and more predator hunting contests. These organized hunts, sponsored by businesses and hunting organizations, are unregulated. They show disregard for the intelligence, beauty, complexity, and spirit of the individual wild creature as well as their populations ...

Celebrating National Mentoring month… mentor in real life

Columns

If you take a moment and think back to when you were growing up, most of us would probably remember someone being there for us – in our corner.  Someone who was always ready to give us sound advice, support, encouragement and all the other things we needed to help us become who we are ...

CLK salutes volunteer board members

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: January is School Board Recognition Month – a time to salute the work of our volunteer board members and celebrate public education. It’s an exciting and challenging time in public education. School board members in CLK Schools develop policies and make tough decisions ...

Death lingers over Roof’s last act

Columns

CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city’s federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the Reaper’s patience was rewarded with the jury’s return of the death penalty for Dylann Roof. Roof, who insisted on ...

Online comments blend factual news with fiction

Editorial

There’s a section in the nearly 600-page 2016 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook — a journalist’s bible to all things writing and reporting — that warns against mistaking the internet for an encyclopedia. The excerpt reads: “The internet is a sprawling information repository. ...

For Republicans, 2017 is Year of Living Nervously

Columns

Outspent by nearly a 2-1 ratio by Hillary Clinton and conspicuously not endorsed by the two most recent Republican presidents or the two most recent Republican presidential nominees, Donald Trump was still able to capture six states Democrat Barack Obama had twice carried — Florida, Iowa, ...

Worst of Times — NY Times, that is

Columns

Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that’s The New York Times. The Times actually does some good reporting, but their political and economic coverage is filled with deceit. Can I find deceit every day? You bet. Take a look at a few ...

Time to check ghost-like threat of radon in home

Editorial

It’s difficult to take seriously a threat that can’t be seen, one that creeps up ghost-like and silent from the ground into buildings. But radon demands being taken seriously. January is National Radon Action Month, to raise awareness about this colorless, odorless gas that according to ...

Thank you from Blondie’s family

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The family of Frank “Blondie” Jackovich would like to thank all the many friends,and their relatives that have expressed condolences, with sympathy cards, masses, food (brought to our home) and monetary gifts that were given during this most difficult time. A special thank ...

Integrity searching in Trumplandia

Columns

It’s about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed, or I’ll slap you with a huuuge tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made ...