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Woven of dignity: Black seamstress’ legacy on display

February 13, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For generations, any woman who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price. more »»

Safe space: PFLAG offers support for members of LGBTQ community, families

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — When a family member or friend comes out of the closet, it’s adjustment for everybody. more »»

James MacNaughton becomes superintendent of C&H

February 6, 2016 When John Hays began mining in Copper Harbor in 1844, the workings visible today indicate tow methods of ore extraction: trenching and deep-shaft mining. At Eagle River, Co. more »»

Oh boy, Danny!

February 6, 2016 Kiss me — I’m Irish! And, believe me, nobody’s more surprised about it than I am! All my life I “knew” that I was German on my father’s side and French and English on my mother’s. more »»

4 questions for the next CEO of Delta Air Lines

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK — On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. more »»

Mini lemon curd cups are an easy way to add dessert elegance

February 6, 2016 There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon. Or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. An Oscars viewing party is neither the time nor the place. more »»

Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. more »»

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing. more »»

Back to BASICs: Computer help group has new name, same drive to help build skills

January 30, 2016 HOUGHTON?— It’s an hour before the Portage Lake District Library opens, but if you enter through the side door, you’ll see a group of Tech students and community members already hard at work. more »»

Homemade chicken soup for when there’s no time for homemade

January 30, 2016 Homemade chicken noodle soup is well known as a panacea for whatever ails you, but the time it takes to pull it together is not always within our grasp. more »»

Aunt Signe’s kitchen

January 30, 2016 It’s interesting that as I get older — as to be expected — some of the senses and faculties just aren’t what they used to be. I find myself struggling to remember names that should come easy. more »»

Top 10 songs, albums on the iTunes store

January 30, 2016 Tunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 21, 2016: Top Songs 1. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber 2. Stressed Out, twenty one pilots 3. My House, Flo Rida 4. Hello, Adele 5. more »»

They came quickly

January 30, 2016 Kon-de Kon knew what all the Ojibwe people knew: once the Treaty of La Pointe had been signed, the Whites would come in greater numbers than ever before. more »»

Pentagon chief seeks to improve family leave, child care

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to... more »»

For the world’s most scrutinized body, changes for Barbie

January 30, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like he. more »»

Omega House brings in executive director

January 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — After 11 years, Omega House has its first executive director. Mike Lutz began working in the new post on Jan. 4. more »»

Fashion designers, NFL team up on 50 footballs for charity

January 23, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Are you ready for some (bespoke) football? With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up to deck out a half-century’s worth of... more »»

Doggies in diapers?

January 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house. more »»

The conversation on Oscars diversity

January 23, 2016 The second straight year of all-white acting nominees has turned this year’s Academy Awards into a referendum on diversity in the movie industry and sparked protests around Hollywood’s biggest annua... more »»

If I had a billion dollars

January 23, 2016 A few years back I wrote a column on “If I had a Million Dollar. more »»

 
 

 

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