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Opinion

What makes something news?

Columns

Ever wonder why something was put in the paper? Why did the reporter go spend the time to shoot that TV news spot? Why is one story done while another was ignored? What makes editors consider a story newsworthy? There are a variety of criteria, and no story perfectly meets all of them. ...

Whitmer’s plans show smart decision-making

Editorial

The first obligation of any newspaper is to keep readers informed with the most up-to-date information and news possible. So, while some readers may feel there has been too much coverage regarding novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it still remains our obligation at the Daily Mining Gazette to ...

Officials need to protect area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Early reports seem to indicate that the new COVID-19 virus affects most children relatively mildly. On the other hand, it has proven to kill an alarming percentage of older folks who get it. From what I have read, this thing spreads from person to person more easily than the ...

March is Reading Month for UP schools

Columns

March is National Reading Month and many schools across the United States celebrate with a kick-off for Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2. The intense focus on reading activities in March is exciting for students, and teachers are always looking for ways to keep the excitement going all year ...

President needs to represent us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have never pledged allegiance to a political party or have been politically active, but today’s political atmosphere is disgusting. To have someone like Trump representing the American people is disgraceful. In the last election people had the choice of voting for political ...

Be a part of something big…

Columns

“Having a Big Sister is the best thing that can happen in your life. When I grow up I want to be a Big Sister too.” –Little Sister “I feel like the luckiest person in the world having my Little.” -Big Sister Are you into fun things like music, books, movies, sports, pets, ...

Progress made in prep for virus

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I recently read a letter to the editor in the 10 March issue of the Mining Gazette written by a local physician. This letter might led people to worry that the local healthcare community isn’t prepared for COVID-19 and that our ability to respond when it eventually arrives in ...

Improving women’s stature

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was bemused by the letter to the editor dated 2-29, improving women’s stature. She seems to have missed some facts, and confused the purpose and goals of the early suffragettes. Certainly the early suffragettes found time to “host sewing circles.” Those were the ...

Thanks to everyone in the Keweenaw

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw is an unbelievable place in the world. Beauty, outdoor activities, the great Lake Superior and more. But the most unbelievable is the caring community. This last weekend a benefit was held for one of our own that is in need. Clint Dube, from Allouez, is in need of ...

Coronavirus continues spead

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am outraged and I think every thinking person should be! Coronavirus or Covid-19 is now spreading worldwide including within the USA. But how many people are aware that our government is refusing to do the testing or community surveillance as it is called that could inform ...

Lessons from Disney – The power of branding

Columns

Last Friday Disney’s CEO Robert Iger stepped down from his post. For over 14 years he has been rebuilding the Disney brand, preparing it to endure a rapidly changing future filled with mobile electronics and paid streaming services. What is the power of “brand” and what can you and I ...

Handling pets is important

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group is offering $100 vouchers towards the spaying or neutering of cats only, as long as funds last. We are targeting cats at this time because it seems that progress has been made in reducing the number of homeless dogs in our area, but ...

Increasing levels of discord

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While American society suffers from increasing levels of discord and dysfunction, ever wonder how Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland enjoy such a consistent record of economic productivity, social equality, social trust, and truly enviable levels of personal happiness? ...

Congratulations Calumet Copper Kings hockey

Editorial

On Wednesday evening, the Calumet Copper Kings hockey team punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals on Saturday by defeating the Houghton Gremlins, 5-1. The Copper Kings looked tentative early in the contest, as did the Gremlins, but once Houghton grabbed an early lead, Caluemet kept ...

AP is wrong

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: British and American planes dropped incendiary bombs and napalm on Dresden, Germany, seventy-five years ago (Feb. 13-15) killing 130,000 men, women, and children. The atomic bomb killed 110,000 in Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 1945. An article from Feb. 14 by the AP claimed the ...

Stop sports scholarships

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. Thornton defined the problem. The solution: cease the awarding of athletic scholarships. Cease esteeming the athletes more than the scholar, cease paying coaches more than Nobel laureates. Let colleges and universities fulfill the mission they were created to perform-teach ...

Volleyball club thanks Michigan Tech

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw Volleyball Club would like to take this opportunity to thank their 2019-2020 sponsors for their generous support, but also share with the community the impact that this sponsorship has had on 30 young women from Houghton and Baraga Counties. The club was created ...

Thanks to those who help fundraise for VFW

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4624 in Hubbell thanks all who have loyally attended our only fund raising dinner each year, the St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner, held at the American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden. This year’s Dinner, however, is being conducted ...

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is worth both time and effort spent

Columns

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a program designed to help educators do just that. Why is that important? “If you have a child’s heart, you have their mind” is the core belief of Flip Flippen, founder and chairman of the Flippen Group, NY Times best-selling author, and nationally-recognized ...

Improving women’s stature

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Today, more than ever, opportunity exists for woman to achieve higher stature in our nation. Gains already attained are almost too numerous to mention: equality in the workplace, provision for childcare and an increased presence in the political arena where most prominent ...