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Leadership and honesty needed in Project Empire

September 27, 2016 An initiative that includes state and local government aimed at assisting people and businesses impacted by the recent closure of the Empire Mine is moving forward, although, in all honesty, it’s... more »»

 
 
 
September is infant safe sleep awareness month

September 26, 2016 September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observation, Welcome Newborns of Delta County is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to... more »»

Hope turning to heartbreak for missing boat

September 24, 2016 To everything there is a season, and with the suspension of the search Thursday for the Keweenaw Bay boaters missing since Saturday, it is starting to feel like a time to mourn. more »»

Transparency better under Legislature bills

September 23, 2016 An important step toward making state government more transparent was taken Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives. more »»

Walkout tactic probably won’t change chief vote

September 22, 2016 Abe Lincoln once jumped out of a second-story Statehouse window in an effort to deny a quorum and stop a vote by the Illinois General Assembly to adjourn. more »»

Michigan trails are something to celebrate

September 21, 2016 With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails that connect communities, provide health and economic benefits, and attract outdoor enthusiasts, it’s no wonder Michigan is known as “The Trail... more »»

Making wishes come true

September 21, 2016 For the Gazette What started as granting a wish to 7-year-old Chris Greicius has become the world-wide Make-A-Wish foundation. more »»

No justification for nullifying people’s vote

September 20, 2016 What is the real reason why four of the five members of the Chassell Township Board wants the township to disconnect from the Portage Lake District Library? Because the comments Supervisor Dave... more »»

Help homeless by resource coordination

September 19, 2016 Homelessness is a chronic problem — for individuals and communities. It can be complicated, time intensive and challenging. more »»

Checking that child safety seat in cars

September 17, 2016 Many of us are old enough to remember roaming freely, unbuckled, in the back seat of the car or station wagon as children, or how special it was when you could call shotgun and sit up front. more »»

Michigan needs comprehensive energy planning

September 16, 2016 It’s no secret Michigan is at an energy crossroads. Coal plants continue to come offline, and over the next 15 years that alone will reduce the state’s total electricity generation by 30 percent. more »»

Many missteps in Yik Yak ‘threat’ fiasco

September 15, 2016 There are lessons to be learned from the Yik Yak fiasco, where a supposed threat posted to a Michigan Tech-related social media account caused undue alarm and outrage across the campus, overreaction... more »»

Water safety especially needed now

September 14, 2016 Water safety always is an issue, but it’s especially pertinent this time of year. It’s also important because of the changing weather patterns as fall sets i. more »»

Ishpeming seeks grant to raze blighted homes

September 13, 2016 Look for the city of Ishpeming to put to good use revenue from a federal grant, removing blighted residential structures. more »»

Workable plan for UP electric power plants

September 12, 2016 As it stands right now, we believe the recent joint announcement by Cliffs Natural Resources and WEC Energy Group to build new electric generating facilities sounds like a good move. more »»

Water safety needed with changing weather

September 10, 2016 Water safety always is an issue, but with the influx of new Northern Michigan University students who might be unfamiliar with Lake Superior, it’s especially pertinent this time of year. more »»

In light of tragedy, parents transform grief into inspiration

September 9, 2016 It’s something no parent can stand the thought of. Each year, more than 50,000 children in the United States die, according to a study from the National Center for Health Statistics in 2000. more »»

Recognizing signs of a possible suicide before it happens

September 8, 2016 September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While a worthy cause, one month unfortunately seems inadequate to address an issue of such scope, complexity and, ultimately, traged. more »»

Mandates, good or bad, still need funding

September 7, 2016 In 2006, Michigan lawmakers passed House Bill 5240 and Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed it into law. more »»

Skimmers continue to plague Michigan

September 6, 2016 Credit card skimmers are still being found in Michigan more than one year after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the state’s first skimmer in the Grand Rapids area,... more »»

Help youth stay tobacco-free by talking

September 2, 2016 According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 11.8 percent of Michigan high school students currently smoke cigarettes, 6.9 percent use smokeless tobacco, and 10.7 percent currently smoked cigars. more »»

 
 

 

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