Opinion

Searchers lacked common sense

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I'm going to try to make a short story of this. The missing 14-foot fishing boat with two men and a 9-year-old boy go out from South Entry approximately 5-8 miles, depending on which spot is preferable that day between 120-150 degrees southeast to approximately 240 feet depth, ...

Throw them all out of office

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:It's time that every law-abiding citizen in America rise up and give Washington D.C. an ultimatum - Get to work in Congress and stop backbiting one another. All of you senators running around the country for over a year campaigning and wasting taxpayers' money, when you should be ...

We are our own worst enemy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Dr. Shahar Madjar's columns are a nice addition to the DMG. His article: "Is life really too short?" Here's my opinion.Time was created by God, so man could fulfill our purpose for being here: to have fellowship with God and do his will and work. (Philippians 2:13) (Ecclesiastes ...

Warden admits it can’t comply

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:L'Anse Warden Electric Company (LWEC) claims they failed a stack test last September because they inadvertently fed too many chipped PCP treated railroad ties into the boiler. A June 2016 Addendum to Emissions Test Protocol sent from Steve Walsh, CEO to EPA states, "LWEC wishes to ...

Deck stacked for climate disaster

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Unfortunately, the term, "1,000-year flood" is misleading on two accounts. On one account it could be construed to be a 1,000-year cycle. It is not meant to be a cycle. It is a term expressing probability.Let's pretend that we go to the gambling house of climate probability ...

Keweenaw Young Professionals group reaches milestone

Features

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Young Professionals group has reached the next stage of its evolution, becoming a nonprofit group and launching a membership plan. Despite the name, Keweenaw Young Professionals has no age limit, said president Amanda McConnon. However, the events are geared towards ...

Gore’s support not a game-changer

Columns

The Hillary Clinton campaign is deploying former Vice President Al Gore to rev up the youth vote, the Washington Post reported this week.Stop laughing.The announcement elicited a lot of mockery from various corners of the right. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., scoffed on Twitter that he heard Gore is ...

Distinct scent in air comes around every four years

Columns

It is all but impossible for you or for me to understand, let alone appreciate, how painfully public and publicly painful it must be for a losing major-party presidential nominee to bear the agony of losing the November general election. The first line of your obituary has now been written. ...

Think pink for breast cancer awareness

Editorial

While October might be best associated with the color orange, it also has become a time to think pink.This is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink begins to show up in profusion on products and football players. Even the M in the state's Pure Michigan logo turns pink for the ...

Candidates talk but don’t say much

Columns

Catch politicians in private moments and you might hear what they really believe: Donald Trump "can do anything" to women because he's powerful. Hillary Clinton's "private" positions aren't the same as her "public" ones.In public, politicians mostly get away with spouting talking points and ...

Trump’s words versus Clinton’s deeds

Columns

Donald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse.Trump's talk is indefensible. But Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state, carrying out the Obama administration's foreign policies, have cost many lives in many ...

Bats help prevent Halloween-style ecology nightmares

Editorial

It's getting close to Halloween, so that means an abundance of holiday-related images, like witches, goblins and bats.Depending with whom you speak, witches and goblins don't exist. However, bats do - and that's a good thing.Bats, you ask? Aren't they rabies-spreading "rats with wings" that try ...

Kind words are appreciated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:All of us at Waste Management-Houghton were deeply moved by David Savinen's letter in Thursday's 9/22/16 paper, "Some people are guardians."Mr. Savinen has a lot on his mind with his wife in home hospice care. Still, this 83-year-old gentleman took the time to recognize our ...

Boaters found, brought home

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I'd like to commend the valiant efforts of the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard, state and local police agencies and everyone else involved in the extensive land, marine, and air search for our relative, Keith Karvonen, his friend, Steve Chartre, and son, Ethan.I am also grateful ...

70 pints collected in blood drive

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Laboratory, Copper Country Mental Health's Joe Freed and Chassell Holy Trinity Church members Ken and Carol Simila for hosting blood drives in the month of September.As a result of ...

Followers loyal because Trump sees them

Columns

His name doesn't even appear in the book.But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new bestseller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. More to the point, it's about the people who have made his unlikely run for the presidency possible.It is also, not coincidentally, a ...

Sanders revolution still Berning

Columns

Revolutions R Us! From the big one in 1776 that created our nation to Bernie Sanders' 2016 political uprising against America's new plutocratic elites, democratic change comes when workaday people start standing up to the bosses, bankers, big shots, bastards, and BSers who are knocking us ...

State budget needs to be more transparent

Editorial

The Associated Press broke a story over the weekend that profiled a handful of line items in the FY 2017 state budget. The piece, however, addressed neither the fiscal fitness or partisan bias of the items. The principle thrust of the story, authored by the respected Ed White, was not what was ...

Trump sees working-class chumps

Columns

Like so many working-class kids, I was raised not to judge others by what they did or didn't own and never to bring dishonor to the people I come from.My mother never let go of the chance to remind her children to heed these lessons. Early in my career, when I started giving speeches to ...

Democrats make Republican case for tax reform

Columns

What would you think of an individual or a company that earned a pre-tax profit of $29.9 million in one year, paid nothing in taxes and still received a $3.5 million refund?Am I speaking of Donald Trump? No, it is The New York Times Company. Forbes magazine studied the newspaper's 2014 annual ...