Opinion

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 ...

Learning from weather events

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Who recalls any prediction of unprecedented rain in Houghton County last June 16? Time will tell if the catastrophic flood the next day will teach us much. At times we learn and make improvements after a natural disaster, but often we don’t learn enough. “Into the ...

Start of new year good time to make Big Resolution

Columns

This year make the Big Resolution. It’s the same thing every January: gyms are overflowing, kale is selling like hotcakes, and everyone is trying to be their best for the New Year. But what if this year, you could resolve to do something even more important than deciding to stomach a green ...

People need to engage to get along

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Elie Wiesel, survivor of Nazi concentration camps, wrote, “We must always take sides, for neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Our innate fighting spirit has been aroused. Can we put all this energy to good use? Consider how instant replay has helped ...

Words have consequences

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Running for president in 1988, George H.W. Bush adopted a mantra that resonated with voters: "Read my lips; no new taxes!" He repeated that cry at every rally. It was clever. It was effective. He won the election by a landslide. The economy tanked during his first term in ...

Shutdown has great impact

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Jan. 23 issue of the Gazette ran a headline: "Shutdown has slight CC impact." Hello? The main part of the article talked about licensing problems for a local brewer, and that there is no real general problem with the shutdown. May I respectfully remind you that we have ...

Drive collects 23 gifts of life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center I would like to thank OHM Advisors, GS Engineering and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for hosting blood drives in the month of December. As a result of everyone’s help, we collected 23 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all ...

Wind farm not in right place

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The L’Anse Township Board has approved a May referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. However, all of us paying taxes and recreating in the Keweenaw should beware. This is because the large industrial wind farm proposed atop the highest mountains in Michigan ...

Wall not best use of tax dollars

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I drove our 2008 Subaru Outback across the border twice, all the way to and from central Mexico. What I crossed was hundreds of miles of ... nothing. It was like the Sahara in places. Anything moving across that can be easily seen from miles away. And it is also highly ...

20 years of No Kid without Xmas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This past holiday season was the 20th year for the Keweenaw County No Kid Without a Christmas program, and because of the unbelievable support from the people of Keweenaw it was another great success! Thanks to their generosity we were able to assist dozens of families who ...

Are you listed in book of life?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Why is the book of life spoken of in the Bible intriguing? Why does the Book of Revelation give it such emphasis? What if our name is not recorded in the book of life? Why do so many people blow off an eternity with Jesus for suffering eternally in hell? Has the devil and ...

Art Affair school donation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would just like to say “thank you” to the Keweenaw Art Affair for always donating to Barkell Elementary’s Art Department! Every Fall after this art event, I am pleasantly surprised with a check to help with the costly funds to maintain my art classroom. Budgets continue ...

PHA grant to Health Coalition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Western Upper Peninsula Healthcare Access Coalition (WUPHAC) Board of Directors, staff, and clients, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Portage Health Auxiliary for their recent decision to award our agency with a $2,000 grant. These funds will ...

President breaks Commandments

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter from Marilyn Sager: Our country is governed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights which includes freedom of religion or no religion and freedom of speech and press. The Ten Commandments are not part of our national law, but part of ...