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Time to retire the R-word from state law

March 6, 2014 Ah, to return to the innocence of youth. Back to a time when we would say, with confidence, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. more »»

Board members unsung heroes of CopperDog 150

March 5, 2014 The CopperDog 150 brings excitement, commerce and camaraderie to the Copper Country during an otherwise sleepy weekend in March. more »»

Now is not the time to raise the minimum wage

March 4, 2014 There has been increasing noise in Washington, Lansing and elsewhere about raising the minimum wage. more »»

Closures due to the cold may be unpopular but right

February 28, 2014 The closure of schools throughout the region Thursday marked the ninth such event so far this school year, by far the most in recent memor. more »»

Big bad storm ‘Seneca’ was no big deal

February 24, 2014 Call it what you will; “Sisu,” fortitude, hardiness or Yooper Pride, but the past few days showed, once again, what we’re made of here in the Keweenaw. more »»

Income tax rate cut is a good idea and it’s fair

February 20, 2014 Michigan taxpayers are one step closer to receiving the tax break they both desperately need and, frankly, deserve. more »»

Referendum change is a risky move

February 19, 2014 The definition of the word referendum, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an event in which the people of a county, state, etc. more »»

Highland looks to return copper mining to region

February 14, 2014 Earlier this week the Canadian-based copper exploration company, Highland Copper Company, announced plans to acquire the Copperwood project in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties from Orvana Minerals Corp. more »»

Hopefully, increase in education funding is just the beginning

February 7, 2014 Those concerned about education funding in Michigan got a bit of good news Wednesday when Governor Rick Snyder released his $52 billion budget. more »»

A time to celebrate all that is cold

February 5, 2014 According to the advice put forth on college dorm room posters, “When life gives you lemons ... make lemonade. more »»

Fight against cancer should be everyone’s fight

February 4, 2014 There was a time, and not that long ago, that a cancer diagnosis was viewed as a death sentence. But that’s certainly not the case anymore. more »»

Service points out depth of the human heart

January 30, 2014 An amazing example of humanity and the depth of the human spirit was on display Tuesday evening at Michigan Technological University. more »»

Congressman’s efforts in LP crisis supported

January 28, 2014 It’s the most basic of all economic principles ... supply and demand. Generally, when the supply of a consumer good declines, demand increases and the price goes up. more »»

MacInnes’ mark on Houghton will have lasting effect

January 24, 2014 With little fanfare, a torch was passed this week and an important period of history for the city of Houghton came to an end. more »»

MTEC SmartZone gets well-earned praise from Governor

January 21, 2014 Human beings have a tendency to take things in their own back yards for granted. Often it takes the attention of someone far away to realize just how good we have it here at home. more »»

King’s legacy much more than a dream

January 20, 2014 Today, of course, is a state and national holiday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Unfortunately, to many, the day has become more about the lack of mail delivery and closed offices than civil righ. more »»

Cornerstone of justice system must be honored

January 14, 2014 Innocent until proven guilty. That simple sentence is essentially the cornerstone of the American jurisprudence system. In our country, by law, guilt is not assumed. Innocence is. more »»

Frigid weather calls for everyone to be on guard

January 8, 2014 The recent days of sub-zero temperatures, persistant snowfall and poor driving conditions have been challenging, at best, for all of us. more »»

Tonight’s event is more than just a hockey game

January 6, 2014 Tonight, the Calumet Wolverines senior hockey team will host their arch-rivals the Portage Lake Pioneers at the Calumet Colosseum. more »»

The year goes by ... one day at a time

December 31, 2013 Life can be funny sometimes ... or at least very interesting. But the truth is, things don’t change much from one day to the next. One day around here feels pretty much like the next. more »»



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