RATI volunteers from Houghton lead by example


Marquette’s downtown Friday was the scene of one of those circumstances that make the Upper Peninsula the great place to live that it is. Business people and passersby alike were surprised to see a group of principally young people washing windows. Clad in neon vests, these were ...

We trust Laux

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Camie Harding, mother to Leah Harding and grandmother to Carly.  For the past five years Carly, myself and the rest of Leah’s family and friends have been searching and praying that we find Leah and the person or persons responsible for her disappearance and ...

Ballot harvesting

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A local political organization is promoting mail-in voting in our area. See the Gazette frequent “IRA” front page headers, and article dated June 11, 2020, plus occasional IRA yard signs. To the contrary, it’s best for the integrity of our elections to adhere to ...

Colleges have part yet to play


Many U.S. colleges and universities are preparing to reopen for the fall semester, with in-person classes scheduled widely. It is understandable that many students, parents and college officials are on edge. Science is on their side in a way. COVID-19 seems to be most dangerous for older ...

A little education

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In Plato’s book, The Republic, written in 380 BCE, there is a discussion about what kind of stories should be taught to children and youths for their education. Mothers, nurses, and teachers were to be persuaded to pick stories that would mould their minds and develop good ...

Fund what serves, defund what doesn’t


The recent wave of protests following the murder of George Floyd have focused national attention on racial discrimination and many other serious flaws in American law enforcement. In seeking remedies, the slogan “Defund the Police” has gained popularity. While the meaning of these three ...