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Take gag out of senseless state law

February 17, 2016 Who in their right mind would want people casting ballots to be uninformed voters? Apparently, state lawmakers — that’s who. more »»

Down at half, need to HEET up comeback

February 16, 2016 Suppose somebody gives you, at no cost, caulking and tools to seal drafts on every window in your home — to keep the heat in during winter and out during summer. more »»

Broadband connectivity is key to future

February 13, 2016 Since the copper mines closed, geography generally has been a barrier to economic development in the western U.P. more »»

Jail and Bail unlocks funds for healthy babies

February 12, 2016 For 75 years, the March of Dimes has fought for the health of babies and young childre. more »»

Everyone has duty to report child abuse

February 11, 2016 Unfortunately for Mackenzie Maison, she was born in Michigan, lived her five years in Michigan and died in Michigan. more »»

Congress right to press EPA on Flint

February 10, 2016 Congress served precisely the role it should have in the U.S. House Oversight hearing Wednesday on the Flint water crisis. more »»

Tech has rising star in biomed technology

February 9, 2016 Michigan Tech is renowned for hard-wire engineering research and education, but on the soft side lies some incredibly cutting-edge technology in fields like biomedical engineering. more »»

NMU students earn accolades for lifesaving rescue

February 8, 2016 It is our pleasure to join the chorus of congratulations directed at two Northern Michigan University students who pulled a man from the Lower Harbor’s icy grasp recently. more »»

Lawmakers should get rid of ‘gag order’

February 6, 2016 Republican lawmakers zealous about limiting municipal tax increases passed legislation last month that tells schools and other local governments they can’t say anything about millage proposals two... more »»

Course is good tool for handling mental illness

February 5, 2016 Mental illness to many people is a great unknown. more »»

Preserve area’s flesh-and-blood mining history

February 4, 2016 Copper. This region’s history is summed up in that single word, yet the historical documentation of all the word means to this area is limitless. more »»

L’Anse program should achieve positive results

February 3, 2016 We like a program taking place in the L’Anse Schools District that’s giving students hands-on experiences in science and technology. more »»

Festivals ease midwinter cabin fever

February 2, 2016 Last week it was Heikinpaiva. This week it’s the Winter Carnival in Houghton. more »»

Ice safety can make difference between life, death

February 1, 2016 As the winter season seems to finally be settling in across the Upper Peninsula, outdoor enthusiasts are putting on a few extra layers of clothing and hitting the slopes, strapping on their snowshoe... more »»

Pathetic recycling percentage is government waste

January 29, 2016 Every day a garbage dump in Ontonagon County is filling up with tons of material from Copper Country communities that can be recycled to be used again. Instead it is buried forever. more »»

World a better place if run by first-graders

January 28, 2016 If only we could be like little children, what a wonderful world this would be. more »»

National Park Service places in U.P. are invaluable

January 27, 2016 An important milestone will be passed this year — that being the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. more »»

Much work left to protect Great Lakes

January 26, 2016 Environmentalists and interested others took close notice last week to an International Joint Commission report that lauded efforts to curb or outright blunt efforts from outside entities to poach o... more »»

Gag law is attack on state citizens’ right to vote

January 25, 2016 Before, during and after the American Revolution, the founding fathers didn’t agree on hardly anything. more »»

EPA has been too passive in Flint water crisis

January 23, 2016 The Snyder administration faces a growing problem with the contaminated water in Flint. The response from Lansing has been too little, too late. more »»



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