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Bears, bird feeders not good mix

May 30, 2016 It's a warning that bears repeating. We wrote earlier this spring about taking down bird feeders before they become handy snack stations for bears hungry after hibernation. more »»

Another Honor Flight mission accomplished

May 28, 2016 Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is in the book, and it was a smashing success. more »»

Exercise caution while driving over weekend

May 27, 2016 This weekend is the traditional unofficial kickoff of the summer season, with residents and visitors to the area spending more time on the region’s highways and byways. more »»

Gag-order law must be erased from books

May 26, 2016 There's nothing worse than a bad law, especially the kind that limits the amount of information available to voters before they trek to the polls. more »»

Use your head when out on water

May 25, 2016 Delta County has more coastline than any other county in Michigan. It’s no wonder boaters — both residents and visitors — are a common sight in local waters when the weather turns warm. more »»

Drug investigation reveals much work remains

May 24, 2016 Anyone who thought the danger from drugs — specifically the most dangerous narcotics out there — was a thing of the past in Superiorland had their bubble burst late last week when federal and state... more »»

Both motorists, bicyclists have road rights

May 23, 2016 The weather has turned warm enough even in the Upper Peninsula to break out the bicycles. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and specifically the Copper Country boast many scenic biking venues. more »»

Fight drugs, but spend money wisely

May 21, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Increase in chickenpox cases cause for concern

May 20, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Ending rape kit backlog should be priority

May 19, 2016 A Detroit man recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for a 2008 rape in Southfield that wasn’t fully investigated until evidence was retrieved from Detroit police storage. more »»

Paper or plastic? Let locals decide

May 18, 2016 Most people understand intuitively that the best government is one closest to the people, but a lot of legislators seem to have forgotten that simple tenet. more »»

Food drive helps ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

May 17, 2016 Today, being able to help the hungry in the community is as easy as walking to your mailbox. The National Association of Letter Carriers, in partnership with the U.S. more »»

Forest products bill should help position industry

May 16, 2016 The history of the timber industry in the Upper Peninsula is incredibly rich. While forest products may not be at the height it once was, a bill U.S. Sen. more »»

$500M school reform plans are worthless

May 14, 2016 When is $500 million worth nothing? When you throw it away on a plan designed to fail, to prove an ideological point that has nothing to do with helping children. more »»

Age change gives better shot at rehabilitation

May 13, 2016 When does a child officially graduate into adulthood? This is a loaded question with many answers. more »»

Increase in traffic deaths a sobering trend

May 12, 2016 With the summer driving season almost upon us, passing almost unnoticed earlier this week was a report from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, which noted a significant increase in the... more »»

What will GOP stand for under Trump?

May 11, 2016 What does it mean to be a Republican with Donald Trump as the standard bearer of the Grand Old Party? A political party typically stands a presidential candidate who reflects its core values and... more »»

‘Gag order’ law was solution in search of problem

May 10, 2016 Local government officials and school district representatives may have dodged some hefty fines and jail time after winning a lawsuit over what’s been referred to as the “gag order” legislation. more »»

Be aware of motorcyclists on the road

May 7, 2016 May has arrived, which in the Upper Peninsula usually means it’s finally safe to take that motorcycle out of the garage or storage unit, if it hasn’t already been out for the first ride of 2016. more »»

Bill would raise taxes on disabled vets

May 6, 2016 It sounds like a small thing — just $10 million in the thousands of millions that Michigan’s state and local governments collect in taxes every year. But we think it’s hugely outrageou. more »»



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