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’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 »»

True meaning of Christmas season is free-will giving

December 4, 2015 Despite our problems, the rest of the world looks to up to the United States. We have a standard of living that is second to none. But that doesn’t mean every American has money to burn. more »»

Double-down on giving this holiday season

December 3, 2015 Even if they don't fully understand the meaning behind Christmas, when young children receive special gifts like toys, they instinctively realize the occasion is something special. more »»

Enhance value of giving food donations

December 1, 2015 This is the time of year when community groups often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can enhance the value of the food donations you make. more »»

Shop local to support local businesses

November 30, 2015 Thanksgiving officially kicked off the holiday season, which runs through New Year’s Day. more »»

Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning

November 28, 2015 With winter months approaching, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone to be safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning during the cold weather and heatin... more »»



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