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Opinion

An epiphany about arguments

Columns

Put two people together and you’ve got the basis for an argument. But there’s a difference between arguing and discussing: arguing is frustratingly emotional with no intention of giving in; discussion is a dispassionate plan to lay all the cards on the table, avoid the basic seven ...

Thoughts on smart meters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “Total body radiation emitted from a smart meter is hundreds of times more than that of a cell phone. Radio frequency radiation is a toxic accumulant,” said nuclear physicist Daniel Hirsch. There is no way of going back to the way you were before the exposure. These ...

Do we need more development in Houghton?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I find the plans for Houghton’s waterfront troubling. Waterfront space should be for everyone’s benefit not just for tourists. Why is there this big push to develop water frontage? We have a limited amount of it, why clutter it up with buildings. These spaces should be open ...

O captain, my captain

Editorial

Houghton Gremlins hockey coach Corey Markham will likely see his loyalties challenged locally this season as two of his former pupils, Raymond Brice and Connor Hannon, have each been named captain of their respective college hockey teams. Brice was announced as the Michigan Tech Huskies ...

Pasty Fest a great success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 16th Annual Pasty Fest was a great success, a wonderful celebration of the Copper Country, pasties and the beautiful weather we were lucky to have on Saturday, August 17th. Our vendors sold over 1400 full size pasties, plus 400 minis that were part of our Bake-Off event, ...

Good fun at Chicken BBQ

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers for contributing to the great success of our annual chicken BBQ and fundraiser on July 4th: Copper Country Cubes, Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile, Festival Foods, George Kirkish, Horner Flooring & Gift, Kirkish ...

Don’t make assumptions

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been a resident of Torch Lake Township for about 15 years and happily paying school taxes for decades. Did you know that only a relatively small number of Torch Lake Township taxpayers are in the Dollar Bay School District? I just learned that. My tax bills from Torch ...

Don’t consider abandonment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently a petite black and white cat was abandoned in our area. She was in a pet carrier along with a note stating that she is a very bad cat because she had been wetting in the basement. There are many reasons why a cat might be wetting inappropriately. If no medical ...

Quick history lesson in politics

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent writer (Mining Gazette, 8/24) has an abridged view of history. Would anyone like the sins of their ancestors piled on themselves? The Democrat and Republican parties of today are not the parties of years ago. Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt wouldn’t recognize ...

CCISD is just one of 56 ISDs across state that serve students

Columns

The Copper Country Intermediate School District (ISD) is one of 56 ISDs in the state of Michigan. The CCISD serves thirteen individual school districts in a three-county area. The main mission of an ISD is to add value to students, schools and communities by providing student-centered, ...

Symbols have their place

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Symbols of white supremacy and slavery have no place in the center ring of the Houghton County Fair. The Confederate flag prominently displayed in the main outdoor arena of the 2019 Houghton County Fair during the demolition derby prompted me to ask the Houghton County Fair ...

Some food for thought by a concerned local citizen

Columns

By the time you finish this column, there are some who will see me as shaking my fist and yelling at the kids to get off of my lawn. Be that as it may be — Point One: Public Service Announcement—Smart meters do not cause cancer. Please stop allowing stupid people to propagate this ...

A quick lesson in religion

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to a letter from a consistent writer, I would like to once again explain what they don’t seem to understand. They say the Bible is a horrific story of mass murder and ethnic cleansing. First of all, God created human beings, so I would accept what He says, ...

Time to ban weapons

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We can point to mental illness, white supremacy, international and domestic terrorism, drugs, video games as among the reasons for mass shootings, but all these incidences have high powered guns in common. It’s time to ban such automatic weapons and hold the gun ...

Remembering 9/11

Editorial

As the bulk of the American workforce hits middle age, many of us cannot forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of al-Qaeda members flew two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. They also attempted to fly another into the ...

No laughing matter here

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the August 24/25 edition of the Gazette, I was reading the editorial comment from a frequent writer. It started out nice and light, writing about having a “good hearty belly laugh,” and I thought “Oh good, she’s going to write about something pleasant for a ...

Atheism vs. Belief

Letters to the Editor

This letter originally ran on Sept. 3 including a number of errors in translation from handwritter paper to page. To the editor: Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud were atheists, influenced by the atheism of Ludwig Feuerbach. Marx combined a distorted version of Hegel’s dialetic with ...

Jesus has to have existed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In his letter (MG, August 17), David M. Keranen asks a few rhetorical questions about Jesus and homosexuality. A rhetorical question generally is “a question asked in order to make a point rather than to get an answer.” This response corrects the points was trying to ...

End of Road Car Show kindness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness, we would like to thank the Copper Harbor community for once again being host to the 16th Annual End O’ the Road Keweenaw Tour and Car Show held on July 20st. A great time was had by all and it was a record-breaking ...

Lakes Linebacker Club success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lakes Linebacker Club would like to thank all the people who made their 17th annual golf tournament and benefit dinner a huge success. The Linebackers would like to thank Kevin Antilla and The Calumet Golf Club for going above and beyond to make this day a huge success. ...