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Ishpeming seeks grant to raze blighted homes

September 13, 2016 Look for the city of Ishpeming to put to good use revenue from a federal grant, removing blighted residential structures. more »»

Workable plan for UP electric power plants

September 12, 2016 As it stands right now, we believe the recent joint announcement by Cliffs Natural Resources and WEC Energy Group to build new electric generating facilities sounds like a good move. more »»

Water safety needed with changing weather

September 10, 2016 Water safety always is an issue, but with the influx of new Northern Michigan University students who might be unfamiliar with Lake Superior, it’s especially pertinent this time of year. more »»

In light of tragedy, parents transform grief into inspiration

September 9, 2016 It’s something no parent can stand the thought of. Each year, more than 50,000 children in the United States die, according to a study from the National Center for Health Statistics in 2000. more »»

Recognizing signs of a possible suicide before it happens

September 8, 2016 September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While a worthy cause, one month unfortunately seems inadequate to address an issue of such scope, complexity and, ultimately, traged. more »»

Mandates, good or bad, still need funding

September 7, 2016 In 2006, Michigan lawmakers passed House Bill 5240 and Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed it into law. more »»

Skimmers continue to plague Michigan

September 6, 2016 Credit card skimmers are still being found in Michigan more than one year after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the state’s first skimmer in the Grand Rapids area,... more »»

Help youth stay tobacco-free by talking

September 2, 2016 According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 11.8 percent of Michigan high school students currently smoke cigarettes, 6.9 percent use smokeless tobacco, and 10.7 percent currently smoked cigars. more »»

Moving city compost site makes sense

September 1, 2016 City residents soon might have to travel to a different spot for their compost and rubbish drop-off needs. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. more »»

Keep bus safety in mind as school starts

August 31, 2016 Does anything pass more quickly than the summer break from school? While it might seem like the 2016 graduates just got their diplomas and classes just dismissed, Monday and Tuesday will mark the... more »»

Township board junta overrules Chassell voters

August 30, 2016 In a move resembling the act of a Third World banana republic, the ruling junta in Chassell Township granted itself authority to nullify a vote by residents to remain in the Portage Lake library... more »»

New troopers have challenging careers ahead

August 29, 2016 The decision to enter law enforcement as a career isn’t an easy one, these days. Start with the fact that it’s a dangerous way to make a living. more »»

Back-to-school time calls for some preparation

August 27, 2016 The summer break is winding down, with public schools in the region set to start classes in only about three weeks. more »»

Time to address state’s looming electricity shortage

August 26, 2016 The writing is on the wall for Michigan’s energy future, and the picture isn’t pretty for consumers whose paychecks will shoulder bigger utility burdens. more »»

Documentary on dark store issue recommended

August 24, 2016 Few issues have riveted local attention in recent years like the dark store issue, where certain businesses lead by big box retailers had its property taxes significantly due to a so-called loophole... more »»

Protect kids against exposure to lead

August 23, 2016 Michigan has begun to see an increase in the percent of children under age 6 with an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) from April through June 2016. more »»

Orphanage project took years, but was worth the wait

August 22, 2016 The landmark structure we all know as the old orphanage in Marquette hit a major milestone last week, as developers held an official groundbreaking ceremony on the project that will transform the... more »»

Local newspaper is more than economic driver

August 20, 2016 What’s good for the community is good for the local newspaper. more »»

1918 bird treaty was significant conservation policy

August 19, 2016 A noteworthy event was celebrated Tuesday: the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty. more »»



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