Opinion

U.P. football all-star players pay it forward

Editorial

The Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game is much more than a clash on the gridiron. Of course, some of the finest football stars from the class of 2018 from all over the U.P. will be competing at the Superior Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday. But the players are doing more than practicing for that ...

UP officers get honored by state MADD

Editorial

A couple of our local police officers were recognized at the state level for their achievements related to the enforcement of impaired driving. Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputy Aaron Griffin and Ishpeming Police Department officer Kirby Frantti were honored earlier this month at a ...

Scientists join to debunk evolution

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The most overdue “news” I’ve heard lately is that evolution has been deemed a hoax. The Third International Scientific Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, in April was entitled “The Origin of Life and the Universe.” Each speaker was as different as the topic he/she ...

Conservation corps workers aid in flood relief

Editorial

Thanks to support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation and other local and regional funding sources, the Superior Watershed Partnership was able to deploy additional crews from the Great Lakes Conservation Corps to assist the flood-ravaged communities of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Currently, a ...

Plan for more climate disasters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We all regret the recent flooding damage and loss of life, and applaud the efforts of those who have worked hard to deal with the destruction. But we need to do more. We need to evaluate why the damage occurred. Heavy rainfall was not the only reason. Why was one street ...

Get serious on border protection

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If our government is really serious about protecting our borders; here’s my take on keeping illegal drugs and criminals from crossing our borders. First of all catch and release without punishment is stupid. Is the reward of getting caught crossing our borders worth the ...

Deep state, Kennedy assassination

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the ’60s I watched an interview with President Johnson's mistress of 22 years tell of a meeting in Fort Worth the night before Kennedy was killed. She said it was the head of the FBI, CIA, a wealthy Texan, and Vice President Johnson. "When Johnson came out of the meeting, ...

Use fireworks with caution this July 4 holiday

Editorial

Independence Day is Wednesday, which means a number of people will be shopping for fireworks for the holiday, if not already lighting them up this weekend. That can represent a colorful home show of lights and sound — or a potential danger to the person firing off those pyrotechnics or, ...

Paper tariff bad for democracy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The U.S. Commerce Department has added anti-dumping duties of up to 32 percent on newsprint and some other paper products from Canada. According to the agency these products benefit from unfair Canadian government subsidies. Most newspaper publishers across the country ...

Stay safe this summer with these advisories

Editorial

Summer has arrived and Michiganders and visitors alike are urged to make safety a top priority in all seasonal activities while enjoying Michigan at home or on the road. Summer safety tips from Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue and State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer will ...

Dog credited with saving lost child’s life

Editorial

In what may be the feel-good story of last week, a downstate dog is credited with saving the life of a child lost near the village of Paw Paw in rural Van Buren County. Princeton Peake, 2, was missing from is home early Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press. Myhia Perez, the ...

Climate change all about science

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We planned our mountain bike trip to Colorado. Given that today’s rain storms pack a punch, we planned to leave early Saturday getting ahead of the rain. Unfortunately, vehicle problems delayed us until early Sunday. Five minutes into our delayed Sunday departure from ...

Utilities should pay fair share of proposed tax

Editorial

Taxes are part of our financial system and have been for a very long time, and anyone who owns property should consider how much they’ll be paying in taxes — from the first-time homebuyer who’s never before dealt with a mortgage, all the way to a large multimillion dollar utility company ...

New perspective seen through eyes of children

Editorial

Seeing through the eyes of a child brings perspective, as the people of the Copper Country were reminded in a sorrowful lesson last week, when news came of 12-year-old Thatcher Markham’s death resulting from the flash flood. Since the June 17 flood, we have seen Copper Country residents, ...

Keep pets in mind around fireworks

Editorial

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, remember some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. Be mindful of the following: – Keep your pets indoors during fireworks displays. – Turn the TV or radio and air conditioning to help mask the noise of the fireworks. ...

No surprise CC Strong showing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Strong says the sign in front of the music store in downtown Houghton. And we are strong! But who’s surprised, because we’ve been born and bred with sisu permeating our daily lessons and lives. Most of us are not even surprised at the actions and stories ...

State Legislature cut health care

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On June 6 and 7 the state House and Senate rammed through and passed Senate Bill 897, the “Throw People off of Their Health Care” bill mostly on a party line vote, possibly affecting over 650,000 people on the Healthy Michigan Plan. Only one Republican voted no. The ...

Spring Fling in Baraga a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Baraga County Task Force, a work group of the Copper Country Great Start Collaborative, would like to thank the following organizations, individuals and groups for their participation and support in making the 2018 Baraga County Spring Fling a success: Sacred Heart School, ...

Immigration issue illustrates troubled times

Editorial

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In Wednesday’s edition of The Mining Journal, there was an editorial cartoon that featured a Latina toddler being escorted down a street by Homeland Security officials with the word “ILLEGAL” written on the wall. This cartoon is a ...

Good call to uphold vote rule

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The recent US Supreme Court decision allowing Ohio to curtail its voter rolls is a step in the right direction. The gist of this decision is that those who’ve moved from one address to another without verification or have not voted in three two-year election cycles will have ...