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Keweenaw Storm continues to make us proud

April 11, 2014 Often times in the world of sports, pride is preceded by pain. The agony of defeat, as it has come to be known, overshadows, for the moment, the reality of the accomplishment. more »»

Crowded field is good for voters

April 9, 2014 We greeted with gratitude the news over the weekend of two Democratic candidates joining the race for the 38th district state senate seat currently held by Republican Tom Casperson of Escanaba. more »»

A different and better kind of spring break

April 7, 2014 Study after study shows children in the United States lagging behind those in other countries in terms of education, especially the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and... more »»

Supreme Court ruling is a win for free speech

April 3, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday ruled campaign donors can contribute to as many candidates and political action committees as they want, without limits on the total amount they contribute. more »»

BridgeGuard Inc. is a SmartZone success story

April 2, 2014 Very quietly, perhaps too quietly, the MTEC SmartZone is racking up a string of success stories. more »»

It took a while, but LBFE board finally got it right

April 1, 2014 The Board of Directors of the local office of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has named Cathy Kass-Aten as executive director, a move we whole heartedly support and endorse. more »»

U.P Honor Flight a program worth all our support

March 29, 2014 The next segment of the U.P. Honor Flight is set to take off for our nation’s capital on May 14. Mission VI, as the name implies, is the sixth flight in the series that began a few years ago. more »»

Sex offender fee change is an idea whose time has come

March 28, 2014 Beginning April 1, registered sex offenders in Michigan will be required to pay an annual fee. Last year, Gov. more »»

Gov. should reveal stand on gay marriage

March 27, 2014 One of the big topics of discussion over the past few days regards a federal judge’s actions in overturning Michigan’s voter-enacted ban on same sex marriage. more »»

No one is immune to telephone scams

March 26, 2014 In many ways, those of us who choose to live here are insulated, to an extent, from some of the problems that seem to plague larger cities. more »»

Keweenaw Board showed courage in zone reversal

March 21, 2014 On Wednesday night the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners did something that you almost never see from an elected board. more »»

Sunshine Week is important to everyone

March 19, 2014 Sunshine Week began Sunday and runs through Saturday. more »»

It’s time for all of us to roll up our sleeves

March 17, 2014 In a page 1 article last week, Gazette Writer Dan Roblee reported on the shortage of blood and blood donors experienced by the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center. more »»

The work of young artists is worth celebrating

March 15, 2014 Once again this year the Copper Country Community Arts Center is spearheading “Celebrate Youth Arts Months.” And we feel the artistic talent of Copper Country youth is certainly worth celebrating. more »»

20 years of thanks From the Keweenaw Community Foundation

March 14, 2014 The Keweenaw Community Foundation had a wonderful “golden evening” at its “Keweenaw Gold — 20th Year Celebration” evening at the Continental Fire Hall on Jan. 29. more »»

$215M for potholes is a good start

March 13, 2014 We received a glimpse, albeit a brief one, earlier this week of spring. A reminder that however long this rough winter has felt, it will eventually en. more »»

Clean Snowmobile challenge is a source of pride

March 11, 2014 The recently-concluded SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, hosted again by Michigan Technological University, is an event most of us have heard of, but too few really understand. more »»

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 »»



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