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Opinion

It’s time to make your vote count

Editorial

There’s nothing more frustrating than a last-minute rules change. But that’s exactly what voters face after a three-judge panel at the Michigan Court of Appeals decided to overturn a lower court’s decision about how and when absentee votes should be counted. The Friday afternoon ...

Vote for the right to life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are many reasons I am voting 100 percent Republican in the upcoming election – legal immigration, low taxes, personal and religious freedom, criminal justice reform, strong military, originalist judges, etc. But the most important reason is the sanctity of innocent ...

Candidate needs to grow up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While Mr. Kasieta did not personally make, and says he did not suggest, the call to Jennifer Kelly in March, he certainly was there and could have stopped it.  This is not a prank call made by an immature 13 year old.  It is a threatening and scary call made in the middle ...

Enforcement effort is part of School Bus Safety Week

Editorial

Law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part of national School Bus Safety Week, which runs October 19-23. In 2019, nearly 2,100 citations were issued to drivers for failing to stop for a school ...

Babies Lives Matter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I never thought I would see this happening in America today. An article for “Right to Life Michigan by Barbara Listing, provided some interesting and frightening statistics. The coronavirus isn’t the only enemy of human life. Worldwide deaths from Jan. to March: — ...

Tribalism

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Race, referring to people, is not mentioned once in the Bible, rather they’re called tribes or families. The four uses of “race” that I did find in the Bible all refer to running a race (Psm. 19:5, Eccl. 9:11, 1 Corin. 9:24, Heb. 12:1). Even the sin of “racism” ...

We need to be ready for recovery

Editorial

We Americans, collectively, were not ready for the coronavirus epidemic. We ought to be ready for the recovery. It will begin when a vaccine against COVID-19 becomes available. Though a timeline for that is uncertain, it appears safe, effective vaccines will be available early next year. ...

Wrong man to battle COVID

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Biden has been running ads against Trump on COVID-19. Recent polling (as of Oct. 11) shows that the negative assault has borne fruit as just 35.1% of independents approve of Trump’s response. But what if Biden’s scrutiny were turned around? As VP, Biden was part of an ...

Keweenaw trail system

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The trail system in the Keweenaw is on private property. One of the areas is the Bete Grise Preserve (BGP) where no motorized riding is allowed except on the designated ATV trail that is clearly marked by the ATV Club. People that continue to violate and trespass on the ...

Something for you to think about

Columns

A group of 12 politicians from both parties were asked to suggest how to make us better educated as voters. Here are the results: 1. Learn by carefully listening - logically, without emotion - to each candidate to hone and confirm your values by recognizing those of each of them. 2. Teach ...

Grateful for Supreme Court

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am grateful that the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) had the courage to strike down the governor’s micro-management of our state. Finally, a branch of government willing to uphold the principle that in the U.S.A., power comes from “We the People” and flows to political ...

Robin Hood in reverse

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Trump said that if reelected he will terminate the payroll tax; he’s talking about bankrupting Social Security and Medicare. He’s eliminating important regulations, to the glee of the Stock Market, that affect the health of the population and the planet. Trump is making a ...

Candidate endorsements

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton Waterfront Redevelopment Citizen’s Group steering committee is pleased to unanimously endorse three candidates for the Houghton City Council race: Virginia “Jan” Cole, Joan Suits, and Brian Irizarry. Over the course of the last year, the WRCG has sought to ...

Kelly deserves a fair chance

Editorial

We at the Daily Mining Gazette do not condone intimidation of any nature. Intimidation, or bullying, is not appropriate at any age, whether we are talking about young children on the playground, or about adults during an election season. What happened in March to Houghton County Clerk ...

Thank you, golfers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of the golfers and supporters who contributed to the Golf Scramble Fundraiser that took place at the Sandy Pebbles Golf Course, Ahmeek, on July 25. All proceeds will be ...

Support very appreciated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to our community and surrounding areas for miles around and many other states for continued support of 34 years. Purchased as a resale/consignment store as Northwoods Trading Post, we changed to a hunting and fishing retail store and are grateful and thankful for ...

Thank you, Rachel Lankton

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On October 28, 2020, Rachel Lankton will participate in her final meeting as a member of the Houghton City Council. Since first being elected to the Council in 2004, at various times, Rachel also served on the City Planning Commission and many important Council subcommittees. ...

I care about you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Human nature is really hard to figure out. God gives us free will so we can make our own choices, but, in so many cases, people make really bad decisions on what’s good for their quality of life and those around them. All the evidence from the past has proven that smoking, ...

You might be surprised

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I write this, 700 Houghton County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  I wonder how many of them realize that their positive COVID-19 test result means that they will forevermore be designated as having a pre-existing medical condition. Having a pre-existing ...

No need for violence after election

Editorial

Unless the Nov 3 presidential election is decided decisively, one way or the other, there is a distinct possibility of civil unrest in some of the nation’s cities. Both federal law enforcement officials and their counterparts in some states recognize that and are taking steps to be prepared ...