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Parking deck, public participation and a cautionary tale

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 1 of this piece appeared in the Saturday, July 10, edition of the Daily Mining Gazette. During the Houghton City Council’s April 14, 2021, meeting, the council approved the Planning Commission’s request to “approve a pre-charrette workshop for a downtown plan with ...

Parking deck, public participation and a cautionary tale

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 2 of this piece appeared in the Wednesday, July 14, edition of the Daily Mining Gazette. On Aug. 4, 2020, Houghton residents (myself included) voted overwhelmingly (830 to 226) to postpone the sale of the city’s Lakeshore Drive parking deck property “until the ...

Inventor, entrepreneur, U.S. serviceman, and proud American – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is best known in our history books for creating the incandescent lightbulb. During this development process he navigated 10,000 failed attempts to discover the fiber that would illuminate the bulb for an extended period of time. Many do not know the broad genius of this storied ...

Bleak outlook on marriage; partners should celebrate each other’s victories

Dear Annie: I’m in love, 50 years old and frustrated. I’ve been with my wonderful boyfriend for 10 years now. My ex tragically died a year before we met, and the current relationship was completely unexpected and refreshing, as I had no plans to ever love again. He, too, had been single ...

Tax the rich

Earlier this month, the non-profit newsroom ProPublica, published an analysis of the taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans. The report examines more than 15 years of International Revenue Service (IRS) data, and reveals that America’s wealthiest citizens pay little to nothing in federal ...