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Opinion

What’s it like to learn in America?

Columns

Imagine what it was like when you were getting ready to start your senior year in high school. You then decide to travel to a different country where they speak a different language to attend your final year of high school. What would that be like? Jenny from Sweden, Sebastian from Norway, ...

Giving Tuesday worth taking time to donate for

Editorial

For the third year, the Portage Health Foundation is raiding money for local charities through its Giving Tuesday. The program that PHF has dubbed “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” is one where the PHF will match up to $100,000 total in donations made to local non-profits as part of ...

Habitat for Humanity thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity wishes to thank the businesses and individuals who supported our recent Sauna Raffle by buying raffle tickets, donating prizes and contributing to the purchase of the sauna. We raised $10,000 to support our vision of a world where everyone ...

Golf fundraiser goes well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of the golfers and supporters who contributed to the Golf Scramble Fundraiser that took place at the Sandy Pebbles Golf Course, Ahmeek on September 14. All proceeds will ...

Time to get a flu shot

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The flu season will soon be upon us ad the drum beat to get your flu shot will soon begin. Is it absolutely essential to do this? Let’s look at some facts. Fact one: There are many strains of flu. Fact two: Every flu strain mutates from one year to the next. This fact ...

Obama was a good man

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was saddened about a recent editorial submittal here. This local writer tried to suggest that Democrats are racially biased; even using examples dating to the early 1900’s. I try to base my ideas on facts and figures in relation to individual behavior. Humans have both good ...

Asylum seekers are not illegal immigrants

Columns

In the past, many people attempting to cross America’s southern border were adult men trying to evade border security and enter the country illegally. But presently, many border-crossers are families who enter at border checkpoints to request asylum from the U.S. government. In 2018, almost ...

NHL puts on great show

Editorial

As parents and children lined up Thursday to welcome the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues to the Copper Country, chants broke out, mainly from children wearing Red Wings sweaters, of “We’re waiting, we’re waiting, we’re waiting for the Wings.” While at ...

An open letter to Vice President Pence

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. Vice President, I want to thank you for visiting us here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Your trip to Mackinac Island on Sept. 23, 2019, will help us expose the area to other Americans and highlight the beautiful land we live in. However, I was a bit disturbed that ...

Founding fathers were right

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Right-wing media often speaks of the founding fathers with reverence, often with good reason. The founders were right about separation of powers, separation of church and state, rights of the individual, and the dangers of tyrannical governments. In the words of Thomas ...

Soberfest a huge success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Saturday, Aug. 31 saw the largest Soberfest event yet! Soberfest III brought together approximately 400 people from the community and proved, once again, fun and fellowship is possible without alcohol or substances. Our posters, rack cards, and magnets were created and ...

Thank you from VFW Post 3900

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Aug. 17, VFW CLK Post 3900 held its golf fundraiser at Sandy Pebbles golf course. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our post. The money raised at the tournament allows us to operate so we can support our fellow veterans and those in the community who are in ...

Chicken BBQ proved valuable

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: This letter is reprinted, with corrections, at request of the writer as some sponsors names were missing. To the editor: We would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers for contributing to the great success of our annual chicken BBQ and fundraiser on July ...

Need to be able to protect ourselves

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Anyone in this country that thinks we, the citizens, don’t need AK47 and AR15 semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines just needs to look at what is happening in Hong Kong. If you don’t think that could happen in this country, you’ve got your head in the sand. ...

Nevermind about Russians

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We don’t have to worry about the Russians interfering in our elections. The greatest danger is Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. She has a bill H.R.1, which they plan to pass that will change the control of elections from the States to Federal. This is crucial to ensuring ...

Hockeyville is special for everyone

Editorial

Throughout this week, there will be events in the Calumet area relating to Kraft Hockeyville USA. There has not been this much buzz in the community for a hockey game since Michigan Tech hosted Bowling Green for the WCHA playoff title a couple of years ago. On Monday, the Stanley Cup was in ...

Thunberg holds a mirror at us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Greta Thunberg, the Viking with the mirror. Have you been following the saga of Greta Thunberg? She is the diminutive 16-year-old who just sailed across the Atlantic in, what might be called, a modern Viking ship. She, like her forebears, is well-armed. Instead of a ...

Trump is not the chosen one

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Donald Trump calls himself “the chosen one” and applauds the suggestion that he is like a “King of Israel” and a “second coming of God.” The foot soldiers in his war against women, immigrants and people of color chant “lock her up” and “send her back” and ...

An epiphany about arguments

Columns

Put two people together and you’ve got the basis for an argument. But there’s a difference between arguing and discussing: arguing is frustratingly emotional with no intention of giving in; discussion is a dispassionate plan to lay all the cards on the table, avoid the basic seven ...

Thoughts on smart meters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “Total body radiation emitted from a smart meter is hundreds of times more than that of a cell phone. Radio frequency radiation is a toxic accumulant,” said nuclear physicist Daniel Hirsch. There is no way of going back to the way you were before the exposure. These ...