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Holder leaves behind a legacy of disappointment

September 30, 2014 Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his is stepping down, bringing an end to perhaps the most incompetent if not contentious tenure of any attorney general in recent memory. more »»

Comments on terror should be regarded

September 29, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Aramark woes easy to predict and avoid

September 24, 2014 A few words about the change that turned food service in Michigan's prisons over to an outside contractor: The way to demonstrate that privatizing government services can work well is to make sure... more »»

Tragedy need not tarnish our quality of life

September 23, 2014 As the Copper Country reels from our third homicide in less than a year, it is natural to feel afraid, to feel threatened, to feel that many of the problems that plague America’s big cities have... more »»

Envelope please, and a living wage

September 23, 2014 After a self-congratulatory rollout to rival the ruckus of God’s six days of earth-making, Marriott International has begun leaving envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage guests to tip housekeepers... more »»

Sometimes spanking isn’t child abuse

September 23, 2014 My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian Peterson’s critics would have you believe. more »»

U.P. teen’s work in African orphanage sets a great example

September 20, 2014 While most other teenagers are worrying about class schedules, homework and the latest hits on iTunes, there's one area 14-year-old looking to do a little good in the world. more »»

Even open and shut cases deserve due process

September 19, 2014 With all the hubbub in the NFL recently there has been a lot of talk about “due process.” It is what we’ve been promised in our Constitutio. more »»

Like it or not, pro athletes are our role models

September 18, 2014 It’s been more than 20 years since Charles Barkley famously argued that he and other professional athletes were not and should not be role models. more »»

Check up on your children’s online activities

September 17, 2014 Check up on your children's online activities Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children's online activities. more »»

Silver celebration taught us a valuable lesson

September 16, 2014 For the 25th time Saturday, hundred of young people lined up, many in traditional dress, waving flags of their native country or the country of their ancestors and walked from Hancock across the... more »»

State land transactions good for the U.P.

September 15, 2014 Among a dozen-and-a-half land transactions approved this past week by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh, four were approved for the Upper Peninsula, including a deal of... more »»

Who deserves control of Michigan’s natural resources?

September 13, 2014 Signs declaring “Deny the Mine” pepper the storefronts of downtown Chelse. more »»

Forget suspension, put Ray Rice behind bars

September 12, 2014 In a time when scandals and off-the-field antics have just as much to do with the NFL as the actual games, the league finally got something righ. more »»

Local government seeing benefits of Portage deal

September 11, 2014 As Garrett Neese reported in Wednesday’s Page 1 story, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners adopted a more than $9 million budget at their Tuesday meeting. more »»

Stop the flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 10, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Hats off to good people doing good things

September 9, 2014 There are several words to describe what happened at the Gierke Blueberry Farm this past weekend. Some modern terms would be “paying it forward” or a “random act of kindness. more »»

CCHS runs a humane animal shelter

September 8, 2014 Kudos are due to the Copper Country Humane Society. more »»

Politicians need to stop bickering and get to work

September 5, 2014 Anyone who thought now the Great Recession is over and the good times are rolling in the state of Michigan got an ice cold dose of reality recently with the release of an mLive story on the Michigan... more »»

Local government seeing benefits of Portage deal

September 4, 2014 When the announcement was made months ago that Portage Health had entered into an agreement with LifePoint, thus transforming the former non-profit entity into a for-profit health care provider,... more »»



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