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Opinion

Open letter to our leaders

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As elected officials it is your job to study verifiable information on various issues to make informed decisions on governmental matters that effect your constituents and inform and educate the electorate based upon facts, not feelings or baseless beliefs. To date there is ...

The time to speak out is happening now

Editorial

For the Daily Mining Gazette Editorial Board, the last several days have been extremely difficult to navigate, both on the national stage and here in the Copper Country. On the one hand, we understand that there are members of the community who want businesses to reopen fully and reopen now. ...

Bergman must resign

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our Representative in Congress, Jack Bergman, must resign immediately. His actions on January 6 to perpetuate THE BIG LIE that the election was stolen and his votes to disenfranchise the voters of Arizona and Pennsylvania are a clear violation of his oath of office to uphold ...

Abettors, seditionists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Representative Jack Bergman, Representative Lisa McClain, Representative Tim Walberg, The only honorable course of action available to you is to vote to impeach Donald J Trump on Monday and then immediately resign for your complicity in the acts of sedition that occurred in ...

Why I wear a mask

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wear a mask because I care about my friends and neighbors. Because I care about my friends and neighbors, I care about their health. Because I care about their health, I don’t want them to get sick or die with Covid 19. And I know the best thing I can do as an individual to ...

Board Appreciation Month

Columns

The month of January provides us an opportunity to acknowledge a special group of volunteer elected officials in education. It is School Board Recognition Month, and it offers communities across Michigan a way to acknowledge the continuing efforts of local and ISD school board members in ...

Bergman should resign

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To Those Concerned about US Capitol Attacks, After the horrific events of Wednesday, January 6, when thousands of domestic terrorists stormed the hallowed Capitol of the United States, we must stand again for the Constitution and the validity of the November 2020 election. ...

Time to accept that Biden won election and move on

Editorial

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-1st District, along with state U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-7th District, announced earlier this week that they will formally object during the Electoral College certification process that begins today. “Since Election Day, constituents have demanded Congress launch a ...

Lack of mask problem

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Your article on Rosetta Café’s business owners taking a stand against the governor, was encouraging.  We do not see enough news about people facing the giants, to preserve their dignity, but we see plenty from the government stimulating its demise. Earlier in the ...

A party issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The media are calling for prosecution and punishment of the thugs who stormed our capitol on Jan. 6. Although I condemn their actions, I don’t believe they are thugs. There is a very high probability that most of them are decent law abiding people who care about this ...

Our thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would personally like to thank the Houghton area businesses who have taken the extra time and resources to provide us with a safe environment to shop for our auto parts, hardware, and clothing needs. God Bless You All, and stay safe! Happy New Year!

Support for Rep. Bergman

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to thank Rep. Bergman for standing with the constituents of his district and signing on to the Amicus Brief. While conspiracy theories from both sides of the spectrum have been rampant since the 2016 election, this was not one of them. For those who are willing to ...

Watercross thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Throughout 2020 our daily lives and routines have undergone a massive change. Sacrifices have been made in our personal lives for sure. Almost as importantly, activities and events that typically allow us to escape from the cares and worries of our daily grind have also been a ...

Will 2020 end up as one of the Good Old Days?

Columns

The end of each year is a reflection period for many. What were the good and bad times we have experienced in the last 12 months? How did it compare to previous years? What does the year ahead have in store for us and our families? Many of us will find ourselves longing for the Good Old Days. ...

Closing schools a tough call but the right decision

Editorial

The social interaction kids get in the classroom with their peers is as important to their learning and development as arithmetic and biology. Many kids just don’t learn well in the kind of environment offered by online courses. And many parents struggle to balance watching their kids at ...

Setting the record straight

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: First, I am writing to clarify the facts surrounding the issuance of fines to Café Rosetta in Calumet. To date, the food establishment has received two citations totaling $5,000, from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Western Upper ...

Help is finally on our way

Editorial

For months, Americans’ pleas for Congress to give us more financial help in coping with COVID-19 have fallen on political ears — much worse than merely deaf ones — in Washington. Exactly why lawmakers were unable to agree on a second CARES Act is open to debate. Republican loyalists ...

Thanks for all the help

Letters to the Editor

Bethany Lutheran’s Faithful Innovations Thrivent Action Team supporting Copper Country Angel Mission Kid’s Winter Clothing Drive would like to thank Surplus Outlet and Harter’s Party Store for their generous donation of jackets, Tractor Supply for their donation of 10 pair of boots, ...

Perna takes blame for poor vaccine planning

Editorial

Hundreds of thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected by residents of and officials in many states will not be arriving as soon as we had been led to believe. After a few days of confusion — and finger pointing — about the shortfall, U.S. Army Gen. Gustave Perna fell on his sword a ...

Regrettable decision

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. Bergman, The Electoral College made it official on the evening of Dec. 14. The election of Nov. 3 gave the win to Joseph R. Biden, president elect. When you approved of the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit several days ago, you committed a despicable act. As ...