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Opinion

Rights, responsibilities

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Now that more businesses have started to open we still have restrictions to pay attention to. Gov. Whitmer is doing her best to protect our lives, and responsibly return economic activity. The GOP solution now seems to be forget guidelines. Most countries have followed the ...

Are we in this together?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Almost all nations on Earth are governed by representatives of competing political parties. In normal times, there’s probably something to be said for people of contrasting views hammering out compromise solutions. But, we don’t live in normal times. In times of great ...

World must be wondering

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The world must be wondering what’s going on in the United States. There’s ole Uncle Sam with two large black eyes. The first black eye was the result of a bungled approach by an incompetent president and cowering Senate to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in perhaps doubling ...

Forgetting too soon

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How soon we forget!  During the second world war, Japan attacked China and we, the United States stepped in and saved China from Japan’s destruction.  China proved during the Korean War that it did not want a Democracy on its border, so it protected N. Korea and killed ...

The press still fulfills its obligation

Editorial

On Wednesday morning, the Daily Mining Gazette received a phone call from a reader, expressing her appreciation and extending her thanks on a series of articles the DMG published last week regarding a Houghton retail outlet that received much attention from the Houghton County prosecuting ...

Lowering America’s automotive standards

Columns

In March, the Trump administration implemented a new auto-emission regulation replacing a 2012 standard that required automakers to improve passenger vehicle efficiency. The new rule mandates an average fuel economy of 40 MPG by 2025, a significantly less ambitious target than the original ...

On what basis is the law?

Editorial

The Founding Fathers realized that a free press was absolutely crucial to a constitutional democracy. Because of this, the press possesses the absolute obligation to monitor the activity of government and inform the public as to those activities. It because of this absolute obligation that the ...

Voter introduction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dear Residents, My name is Dan Holcomb (R) and I’m honored to be representing my community by running for Houghton County Commissioner for District 3 (Adams Township and City of Hancock). I was born and raised from Northeast Alabama and made my way up here in 2007 to ...

Teaching respect

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent writer seemed to forget what it means by the term “separation of church and state” in his letter to the editor. The letter seems to be about his politics against our present government rather than science. He asks, “How are we going to teach our children to ...

Fear not

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I found the DMG article “What was the cause of Irish-Cornish hatred?” by Graham Jaehnig [Weekend Edition Apr. 18/19] interesting both from a Copper Country history perspective, as well as a commentary on society today. Jaehnig’s article reminded me of my own Irish ...

Looking back

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our ancestors survived wars, famines, epidemics and other disasters. Their survival is why we are here. My father, Alex, born in 1908, was a boy during the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu epidemic. His family was very sick on their Sturgeon River area farm south of Chassell. He was the ...

Feeling the crunch

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Michiganders are feeling the cash crunch of shelter-in-place orders. Many are out of work, and many businesses are feeling the pain acutely. Our state budget is feeling the pinch, and so are many other states. Governors have started asking Washington, D.C. for “unrestricted ...

We the people

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “We, the People.” These are the most important words describing all Americans. Currently, We seem to have forgotten the true meaning of these words. They include everyone: those who support Trump’s “Keep America Great,” Biden’s “Joe in 2020”, Bernie’s ...

Being over 60 and beginning to feel it

Columns

The older a person gets the sharper becomes the contrast between now and the distant past. Who over sixty could ever imagine hearing about White Supremacists demonstrating fully armed in front of governmental buildings? Or seeing popular films indulging in blatant violation of the Ten ...

Expanding telemedicine will improve access to health care

Columns

Access to health services is one challenge families in the Upper Peninsula are all too familiar with. Even in normal times, providers in rural communities are few and far between – and if you need to see a specialist you’re likely in for an hours-long drive. The problem has grown even ...

Thank you, LL-H teachers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to thank the teachers and staff at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. During a challenging time, they have worked hard to help the students and families. They made it very easy for students and families to pick up whatever students had ...

What is going on in America?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What is happening to America? Quoting Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” More specifically, what is happening to Christianity?  Our founding fathers provided freedom ...

Building a great start for children in our community

Columns

A child’s brain begins to develop rapidly prior to birth and continues during the first eight years of life. During this time important ground work is laid that impacts the child’s future learning, health and overall well-being. The child’s development is greatly impacted by their ...

Introduction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dear Residents, My name is Justin Kasieta (kuh-shet-tuh), and I’m honored to be running for Houghton County Clerk - Register of Deeds in 2020. I was born and raised in the western Upper Peninsula but spent most of my childhood in foster care - living in four different ...