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House plan for roads should be dead on arrival

May 20, 2015 With the unveiling of their new road funding plan, House Republicans have confirmed exactly why voters deeply distrust politicians. more »»

County’s marina could benefit from private partner’s capital

May 19, 2015 Days after our May 9 editorial suggesting a public-private partnership for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Houghton County made a move toward a deal to purchase property owned by the County Road... more »»

Sen. Stabenow deserves NWF accolades

May 18, 2015 On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, joined the likes of former President Jimmy Carter, former California Gov. more »»

‘Public Notice Act’ is government scheme to hide

May 16, 2015 What’s in the water you drink and the air you breathe? How is your local government taxing you and spending your tax dollars? By law government is required to report this and other information you... more »»

Finish work on grading teachers

May 15, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Finish work on grading teachers

May 15, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Friday memorial service in Calumet honors peace officers

May 14, 2015 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week. more »»

Chinook salmon stocking program showing results

May 13, 2015 A fin-clipping program is aiding Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries managers in evaluating the success of Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Superior. more »»

Reporting news is an essential public service

May 12, 2015 Does the Constitution protect one business, one kind of private enterprise, above all others? It most certainly does. more »»

Caucus ruckus shows legislators disdain transparency

May 11, 2015 “What happens in caucus stays in caucus.” Those were the words of Gideon D’Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, after it was reported that State Rep. more »»

Wildfire danger in U.P. region remains high

May 8, 2015 Last year, Marquette County and a lot of the Upper Peninsula, was spared any significant wildfire season because of the wet conditions produced by lingering snow and ice courtesy of one of the... more »»

Wolf imbalance threatens Isle Royale moose

May 8, 2015 The gray wolf population has dropped dramatically, according to the latest census conducted by Michigan Technological University. more »»

This is our voice in the community marketplace of ideas

May 7, 2015 News and information is the lifeblood of a democratic society, in which the people grant their consent to those who govern them. This is why a local newspaper is so vital to the community it serves. more »»

Once a strength, collective outrage is running amok

May 6, 2015 In America, it’s quite easy to be outraged. Heck, it’s practically the national pastime. Our country has a deep-rooted history of rage. more »»

Lawmakers must close open-carry loophole — now

May 5, 2015 Michigan lawmakers must act swiftly to ban the open carrying of firearms in gun-free zones, before efforts by brazen open carry advocates go any further. Guns do not belong in sensitive places. more »»

Legislature moves toward addressing dark store tax issue

May 4, 2015 Marquette County officials who returned from a trip to Lansing this month said they were encouraged by some possible forward movement on securing a legislative remedy for the big box or “dark stores... more »»

U.P. agency honors those who give their best serving others

May 2, 2015 Every day, volunteers give their time and talents for the benefit of others. They mentor and tutor children, feed the hungry, assist the elderly, care for the environment and much more. more »»

Big 3: Examples for public servants

April 30, 2015 Gerald Ford, Robert P. Griffin and William Milliken were Michigan’s Big Thre. more »»

MDOT’s failure on auditing threatens Prop 1

April 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»



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