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New law gives proper honor to hometown heroes

January 15, 2015 Governor Snyder was busy Tuesday signing 44 new bills into law. Many of the new laws, as often are the case, are quite specific dealing with a particular issue or problem. more »»

Blood alcohol level change is a good idea

January 14, 2015 We support legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law toughening the legal threshold for intoxication for snowmobilers and boaters. more »»

Radon awareness is brought to light in January

January 13, 2015 Among many other designations, the month of January is National Radon Action Month. The U.. more »»

Snyder wise to reup Richardson on MNRC

January 12, 2015 Ontonagon’s J.R. Richardson was recently re-appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission for another four-year ter. more »»

Today we all are Charlie

January 10, 2015 Today, the thoughts of most of us here in the Copper Country surround the weather. High winds, cold temperatures and, of course, snow. Most notably, where to put i. more »»

Scott’s legacy goes beyond sports and catchphrases

January 9, 2015 Several different universes collided last weekend in shared grief. On Sunday the worlds of sports, journalism and hip-hop equally mourned the passing of long-time ESPN personality Stuart Scott. more »»

Don’t forget about your pets during this cold weather

January 8, 2015 The recent return of severe winter weather may have caught some of us by surprise. more »»

Michigan still has work do to

January 7, 2015 The latest U.S. Census information offers more good news for Michigan. For the third straight year, the state's population has grown. But the pace of growth certainly could improve. more »»

Students and staff are spending break going beyond

January 6, 2015 While college students across the country are spending the final week of their Winter Break, vacationing, relaxing or maybe doing nothing at all, dozens of Michigan Technological University students... more »»

Start with lasting peace in the Middle East

January 5, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation's more important chief executives. more »»

Even with a deal, lawmakers whiff on road funding

January 2, 2015 If you like your potholes, you can keep them. For at least another season, and that's if we're lucky. more »»

Marquette wing plow usage increases

January 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Transportation officials said recently Marquette County is among areas in the state making increased use of wing plows to remove snow from state highways and road... more »»

36 killed in stampede

January 2, 2015 SHANGHAI — People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai’s historic waterfront... more »»

Snyder sworn into 2nd term

January 2, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. more »»

We say goodbye to a very interesting year gone by

December 31, 2014 At midnight tonight not only does another day come to an end, but so does another year. Little changes from one day to another. more »»

Levin had special place in his heart for the Keweenaw

December 30, 2014 With the end of the legislative session in Washington earlier this month, there also came the end of a significant political era for the State of Michigan. U.S. more »»

Politics, not science, driving climate agenda

December 29, 2014 During a visit to California earlier this year, President Barack Obama linked the lengthy drought there to climate change. more »»

Meth plague in U.P. doesnt seem to be ending

December 27, 2014 There just doesn't seem to be an end to it. Police agencies in Superiorland, this time in the city of Ishpeming, raided another apparent working meth lab. more »»

Give the Great Lakes a boost

December 26, 2014 The U.S. Senate should pass the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014, a critical piece of legislation that keeps Great Lakes renewal efforts moving ahead. more »»

Depsite problems, there’s plenty of good news around

December 24, 2014 One only need look throughout the pages of this newspaper on a daily basis to understand there is much to be concerned about in the world today. more »»



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