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Caution urged on snow-covered winter roads

January 2, 2016 For you snow sports aficionados, the snow has finally arrived, making skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing a lot easier. more »»

Election reform laws headed in wrong direction

December 31, 2015 State lawmakers recently passed another law designed to reform elections in Michigan, prohibiting local governments from spending money to inform the public about ballot proposals within 60 days of... more »»

Lawmakers prove their contempt for state’s voters

December 29, 2015 The Center for Public Integrity, in its annual November report card, said Michigan has the worst state government in the nation in terms of ethics, lobbying, political financing, transparency and... more »»

Relying on Russia is bad national defense decision

December 28, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

Trump taps vein of people’s fear

December 26, 2015 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been nonstop making headlines for his call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States until the nation's leaders can "figure out what is... more »»

’Twas the night before Christmas 2015

December 24, 2015 ’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, the fears of the past year just couldn’t be doused. more »»

Protect access to medical marijuana

December 23, 2015 The Senate failed to pass legislation again this year that would legalize non-smokable forms of marijuana under the state’s medical pot program. more »»

Librarians use Force for good knowledge

December 22, 2015 Not long ago, in a place not far away, Dillion Geshel got a job shelving books at his hometown public library. more »»

Breakup of drug ring underscores problem in UP

December 21, 2015 On Thursday, law enforcement officials announced several federal convictions following the dismantling of a major criminal drug trafficking ring here in the Upper Peninsula. For most, the U.P. more »»

White gold: Snow piles good for UP economy

December 19, 2015 It’s snow joke: Snow fuels the winter economy of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in terms of tourism, employment, natural resources and many facets of economic development. more »»

Voting bills seem to have partisan motives

December 16, 2015 Michigan lawmakers just don’t trust voters. The Legislature is about to eliminate straight-ticket voting because, it is claimed, voters who complete their ballots that way haven’t done their homework. more »»

Increased risk for fires during holiday season

December 15, 2015 While the holidays are a time for celebration and gathering together with family and friends, it’s also a time for heightened awareness of the dangers of fire. more »»

Funding makes orphanage site plan feasible

December 14, 2015 Over the years we’ve watched as many proposals to resurrect the former Holy Family Orphanage into a functioning facility have surfaced, only to quickly fall by the wayside. more »»

New resource can offer help to aging drivers

December 12, 2015 Michigan has one of the oldest populations in the country. more »»

Abundance of good reasons to shop locally

December 11, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

UP trust fund projects will benefit many

December 10, 2015 A pair of Marquette-area projects and the Douglass Houghton Falls are among a handful in the Upper Peninsula recommended to receive money from the State Natural Resources Trust Fund. more »»

What should be done about state education?

December 9, 2015 Moody’s Investors Service downgraded 47 of Michigan’s 206 school districts this week, which means that the schools will now face higher fees when borrowing money. more »»

Synergy exists for Keweenaw green-tech hub

December 8, 2015 A new business moving into Hancock’s old D&N Bank building is a promising development, as reported by Kurt Hauglie in Saturday’s Daily Mining Gazette, particularly because Evergreen Technology is... more »»

Optional kindergarten: outdated idea

December 7, 2015 That 5-year-olds aren’t required to attend kindergarten in Michigan was surprising enough. Even more surprising is kindergarten is optional for school districts in a handful of states. more »»

Child’s birthday wish benefits 2015 Cheer Club

December 5, 2015 At a time when depressing, soul-crushing news seems to be coming in from all sides, we all need a story to remind us of the good in the world. more »»



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