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Letters to the Editor

Economic study vs. mineral rights

The Gazette’s issue of April 18 has an interesting juxtaposition of articles: selling mineral rights of our/my public lands and the study of the economic value of tourism. Do the “powers-that-be” get it? Dah! The economic article mentions as benefits: downhill skiing, dark skies, ...

Wake up to plastics for Earth Day

Planet vs. Plastics is the theme for Earth Day 2024. It’s a challenging effort to educate the human race on the detrimental health risks that plastic is having on all forms of life around the world and to every delicate ecosystem, especially the planet’s oceans. Those of us living in this ...

The Golden Calf

I recently watched “The Ten Commandments” (Charlton Heston was hugely influential to my 8-year-old self) and was reminded of the scene when Moses comes down from Mt. Sinai with the stone tablets. The former slaves, impatient, had fashioned and worshiped a golden calf. God says to Moses, ...

Food, glorious food!

I am continually amazed by the generosity of the Copper Country community, not just by the people, but also by businesses and organizations. In the past couple weeks, this generosity has shown itself yet again. Here’s the story. I volunteer with the emergency pantry at The Salvation Army ...

Fight to maintain local control of utility siting

Citizens for Local Choice is leading a petition drive to allow for a ballot initiative to repeal aspects of Michigan Public Act 233. That law strips away local control of large-scale electrical utility projects. Michigan has 83 counties and 1,240 townships. Officials representing these ...

Constitutional Republic vs. Democracy

Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address sorely missed the mark. He mentioned “democracy” eight times. His speech ended with two more. He never once mentioned America as a Republic. This same mindset has long embraced public school education. Students should be taught in government classes ...