Recognizing forest industry during Forest Products Week


Wisconsin is celebrating the state’s working forests Sunday through Saturday during Forest Products Week. Gov. Tony Evers and President Joe Biden have proclaimed the third week in October as Forest Products Week to recognize forests’ essential role in the environment and economy. “The ...

Stop bickering about the national debt ceiling

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Both parties are responsible for increases in the national debt between 2001 and 2021. The national debt increased by $21.884 trillion during that period. During the Bush and Trump presidencies, the debt increased by $12.575 trillion. During Obama’s presidency, it increased ...

Support higher pay for nurses

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Justice Ministry strongly supports the Portage nurses in their negotiations for higher pay. We were surprised to learn that the nurses working for UPHS – Portage were the lowest paid in the Upper Peninsula. Kendra Benson, an ...

State program can provide assistance in weatherizing homes


As the season turns colder, it pays to have a home ready to withstand the elements in an energy-efficient manner. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are raising awareness during Weatherization Month of a program that can reduce household energy ...

Choosing whom to love and serve

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I get to choose whom I will love and serve. Free will is both a good thing and can be a very evil thing. We can choose to love one another or be self-centered and love and worship wealth, power, celebrities and an endless list of other things and gods; from the sun to drugs ...

Need a new story

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our everyday moods, interests, and feelings are largely determined by how well our present experiences match up with our currently favored “inner story” of how things ought to be. When things follow our inner script, we’re happy and hopeful. The unfolding inner stories ...