Opinion

See small truths all around us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a beautiful children’s book, “Old Turtle and the Broken Truth”, author Douglas Wood (watercolor illustrations by Jon J. Muth) warns of the danger of an exclusive belief system that does not honor the wholeness of creation. It is an appropriate parable for our ...

A time of year to take great risk of falling in love

Columns

In the heart of London’s Piccadilly Circus is a fountain topped by a beautiful winged archer, balanced on one foot, about to shoot an arrow of love. He is Eros, behind each expression of love orIginated by Saint Valentine — a fifth century Christian and martyr — whose day is celebrated ...

Big money limits need balance?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I recently wrote to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman in support of HR 1, the For the People Act introduced by John Sarbanes, D-MD. Bergman replied by correctly listing the main points of the proposed legislation, which is designed to “…ban campaign contributions by corporations ...

Who speaks for working people?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Americans have been bombarded for over a century with the idea that socialism is another word for communism and that it is very bad. The word socialism is just another word for the social contract that we make with one another as Americans. All it means is that we, ...

Jesus is not God but son of God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The book “Cult Shock” mislabels Christians as cultists who don’t believe “Jesus is the true God. He called his father “the one true God.” Despite their doctrinal differences, Jesus accepts all devout Christians: “(E)veryone who acknowledges me before men, I also ...

No salvation from political parties

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Amid all of America’s problems, it is highly important for the whole-hearted Christian to keep his/her eyes focused on the creator. Remember, there is no salvation in any political party. The prince of this world, Satan, is responsible for causing confusion, a few examples of ...

Accept his love, receive salvation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At Jesus’ birth God fulfilled a promise to send a savior to you (and me) — a love gift to all mankind. While walking on earth among man he displayed that great love to all, teaching all generations, you and me included, about his father’s love. When he was on the ...

Say prayer for business execs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their ...

Humans devised biblical fables

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According to Julian Jaynes (The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind) consciousness as we understand it today is a relatively new phenomenon. Tens of thousands of years ago humans didn’t have the sophisticated language that we have today. They went ...

Traumatized students need specially trained teaching

Columns

A trauma-informed school (TIS) recognizes that trauma has an impact on staff, students, families and the community. The Copper Country Intermediate School District Learning Center operates a Social Skills teaching program, a program for students with severe disabilities, a mild cognitively ...

Rich need to pay their fair share

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have all heard that 40 percent or so of Americans cannot sustain a $400 emergency. We also know that the 1 percent has as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. What part of their wealth do they need to live even a lavish lifestyle? What happens to the rest of the ...

Awesome day for Helping Hands

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Soup and Pulled Pork Fundraiser for Helping Hands of the Keweenaw on Jan. 19 was an awesome day for our team! We would like to thank our community for this success in continuing to add to our future sustainability. There are many entities and individuals to thank. We’re ...

Local blood drives collect 81 pints

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The UPHS Regional Blood Center would like to thank Jaydn Huuki ofJeffers High School, Angela Luskin of UPHS-Portage, Tina Giachino of Lighthouse Nursing Center and Patrick Meyers of Lake Linden High School for hosting blood drives in the month of January. As a result of ...

Privilege to live in this area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the families of Coast Guard Station Portage, I would like to thank the community for the generous support during the recent government shutdown. The outpouring of generous donations from the community is appreciated and helped relieve some of the burden and ...

Can education make your career be robot-proof?

Columns

A 2015 McKinsey Report found that using technologies that existed at the time, over 45 percent of U.S. jobs were at risk of being automated, equating to $2 trillion in wages that would be lost. This raises the question of what skills humans need to acquire that cannot be replicated by machines ...

Ring in the New Year event

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw Family Resource Center staff and board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Ring in the New Year family snowshoe and sledding event a success! We are very grateful for the support of our event sponsors: Copper Country ...

Autism group gets PHA grant

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness would like to thank Portage Health Auxiliary for the $2,000 grant awarded to our organization. With this and previous grants we have received from the Auxiliary, we have been able to promote autism awareness in the community as well as assist ...

Blessed With Musical Talent

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly says thank you! We thank everyone who organized and attended the second annual Ken Steiner Memorial Concert at the Rozsa on Jan. 11. Special thanks goes out to Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, MTU Dining Services, and Mu Beta Psi ...

Grant for Autism Awareness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness would like to thank Portage Health Auxiliary for the $2000 grant awarded to our organization. With this and previous grants we have received from the Auxiliary, we have been able to promote autism awareness in the community as well as assist ...

Done begging govt to do its job

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Just when the elderly citizens at Green Hill Manor in L’Anse no longer needed use prescription inhalers to breath, the Department of Environmental Quality informed us that Convergen Energy, the new owner of the L’Anse Warden Electric Biomass Facility intends to burn 100 ...