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Opinion

Thanksgiving 2019

Columns

Well, we made it safely through our Halloween celebration with only a few complaints about ethnic and gender related issues. Now it’s Thanksgiving, the next traditional holiday, and so far, except for a small outcry from the Taras Bulba clan, who find the color orange offensive and would ...

Medicare planning

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is to help all of the people who are unsure how to navigate when it is time to sign up for Medicare. Medicare pays 80% of all your medical costs, with a once yearly premium of $185.50. You are responsible for the other 20% of your coverage. Thus, the need for ...

Revisiting “An Attitude of Gratitude”

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A person I met recently while traveling reminded of the phrase “an attitude of gratitude” which I have loved for many years. Although his life experience is completely different than mine, we both agreed that gratitude is very powerful and has a positive effect in our ...

Veteran’s Day reminds us the opioid epidemic impacts veterans, too

Columns

In America, we often put veterans on a pedestal. We do it for many good reasons – we are humbled by their dedication to the country, appreciative of their service, and grateful for the sacrifices they have made. Unfortunately, this respect donned upon us, as Veterans, doesn’t make us immune ...

Spaghetti dinner went well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Quincy, Franklin, Hancock Township Fire department would like to thank all who patronized our Spaghetti Dinner held on October 12, as well as our sponsors: McGann Building Supply, Vollwerth & Co., Campioni Markets, Dave’s BP service, Eagle radio, J&J broadcasting, ...

Water festival a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing to express my sincere appreciation to the organizations, agencies and people who contributed to making the 8th Annual Lake Superior Water Festival on October 24th at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center a success. Three hundred and fifty students in grades ...

Printing fundraiser thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Copper Island Printing and owner Marc Norton, a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported the fundraising opportunities to help keep Copper Island Printing alive while recovering from a burglary that wiped out all the layout & printing programs ...

Local schools honor veterans

Columns

On Monday, Nov. 11, our country will be celebrating Veterans Day. This is a special day in our local schools. During my years as a teacher and administrator, I was witness to many heartwarming programs and activities organized by our teachers and students to honor our local veterans. I thought ...

The County Jail

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Vernon LeBlanc’s letter Wednesday past regarding the answer to building a new County Jail is so logical it hurts e.g. leave the current facilities in place and use the jail as a holding tank to house a prisoner until he is sentenced and then ship him to a rebuilt Camp Kitwin ...

Summary of Climate Change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Oil and gas are made of carbon-based molecules. When they are burned (in our car engines or power plants) they turn into heat, water, and carbon dioxide. This is called a combustion reaction, and is often taught in chemistry class. This means that every gallon of oil and gas ...

Open letter to Keweenaw County

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: An open letter, For Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners: I have two questions for each Board member; 1. How will the proposed two new ordinances enhance property values and quality of life? 2. How will they better ensure our safety and well-being? Most Keweenaw ...

Being deaf, having deaf pride

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are two cultures in the deaf community. The first is the deaf people, who have not heard a sound their entire lives, then there are hard of hearing people who have experienced sound, but are considered deaf by legal classifications. Deaf pride comes from knowing that ...

Successful Copper Bowl

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We, as students, had a very successful Copper Bowl week at Hancock Central High School this year. It was a week filled with new traditions, games, float building and even having the opportunity to decorate our downtown businesses, and we could not have done it all without a lot ...

Pen pal in Texas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am a fifth grade student at Rains Intermediate in Emory, TX. We studied about Christopher Columbus and would like to discover more about America, too. I am asking your readers to send postcards or letter so I can learn more about your city. I thank you in advance as we ...

New hotel really necessary?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The recent news of the removal of the parking deck to be replaced by a hotel convention center has prompted this response. It has been noted that the parking deck is constantly needing costly repairs. And the time has come for it to go. There was a meeting of the Houghton ...

Jail plan needs to be cheaper

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According to the Gazette, decisions on the jail are far from decided. The County could build the complex for $20 to 33 million on two acres already owned, five acres on land to be purchased within the county, split the complex and throw away the court house...or maybe ...

Artificial Intelligence + Education = ?

Columns

In Jinhua Xiaoshun Primary School in eastern China, elementary students are starting their school day. “Open your books to page……” are not the first words out of the teacher’s mouth to start the class. Instead, students are asked to put on a head-band. This is not a normal headband, ...

11 months in, the DMG is still adjusting to new schedule

Editorial

We at the Daily Mining Gazette are entering our 11th month as a paper that prints at night as opposed to one that prints in the late morning/early afternoon. We fully admit, it has been a bumpy ride. This move was made, in part, to help save the paper money, and also made, in part, to meet ...

Check with NOAA on weather

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I read with sadness an Oct. 26 Letter to the Editor concerning the science behind global warming. The letter writer is a nonbeliever of the majority of scientific fact that proves human activities do increase the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide) in ...

The water is rising: A personal look at the effects of Climate Change

Columns

I was privileged to spend my entire youth down in Illinois across the street from the Fox River. Historically, the Fox River played a vital role in the community by providing clean energy to the surrounding areas. As a small child, I used to explore the trails that ran along the riverbank. ...