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Opinion

Kindness being shown throughout

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My intent in writing this letter was to commend those who have shown exceeding kindness to needy neighbors during this mandated lockdown due to COVID-19. However, our country only sinks into deeper levels of depravity, specifically, rioting. Whatever the reason, it is ...

We all have work to do

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was happy to see that the Daily Mining Gazette featured a story about the Black Lives Matter movement on the front page of the weekend edition for 5/30-5/31. BLM is a response to the terrible treatment given to so many persons of color (POC) around the county. I think that ...

HHS Class of 2020 Thank You

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2020 would like to thank our community for its support of our all-night lock-in party. We are sad to say due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the party was canceled but we were still able to do something wonderful with your donations! Each senior ...

What to make of all the protests

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What should we make of the protests going on all over the country? If you observe their ages, they are mostly composed of 20, 30, and 40 year olds. And they vote! I hope they want what I want: social justice that is in short supply in the capitalistic system as it exists in ...

Unite against racism

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: All people, especially people of faith, especially white people of faith, are called to do something about racism in our communities and in our country. We are called to stand up for racial justice. We are called to think deeply about what we believe and where those beliefs ...

Message to seniors – fail, fast, forward

Columns

Carol Bartz was the daughter of a dairy farmer in Alma, Wisconsin. She went on to attend college at University of Wisconsin – Madison, earning a degree in computer science. She worked her way up the corporate ladder which included successfully building a tech company called Autodesk from $300 ...

DMG was not fair to Bulleit

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Gazette editorial of May 23, 2020, criticizing Prosecutor Brittney Bulleit is journalism at its worst. The editorial demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of law. The personal criticism of Ms. Bulleit is unwarranted, and made in a childish manner which betrays the ...

Covering protests with police presence

Columns

Protests - and some riots - have erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd and about the treatment of minorities and the militarization of police. Reporters have little choice but to cover these protests from on the ground, among the police and protestors, even when things ...

Finally, some local good news

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Audubon installed a peregrine falcon nest box on the Finlandia Jutila center some years ago to provide an alternative spot for the Portage Lake lift bridge falcons to nest when some major repairs were being done on the bridge. The falcons ignored the box, but ...

Wearing a mask protects us all

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I spent a bit of Memorial Day hanging out with an elderly relative who had just reopened her store - a popular tourist attraction on Lake Superior. As the two of us caught up on the past year, each wearing our masks while perched on opposite sides of her new plastic front ...

Trying times hit everyone

Editorial

These last three months have been very trying for the country as a whole. Here at the Daily Mining Gazette, we have suffered alongside you the reader. Obviously, not in the same way, but it has led to some issues which we hope to have under control soon. One the biggest, and most consistent ...

Capitalism, opportunism

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Capitalism as defined by Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, F. A. Hayek and other classical economists no longer exists. That Capitalism envisioned a system whereby entrepreneurs created and invested in an enterprise that if successful produced value and generated a profit but ...

Rights, responsibilities

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Now that more businesses have started to open we still have restrictions to pay attention to. Gov. Whitmer is doing her best to protect our lives, and responsibly return economic activity. The GOP solution now seems to be forget guidelines. Most countries have followed the ...

Are we in this together?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Almost all nations on Earth are governed by representatives of competing political parties. In normal times, there’s probably something to be said for people of contrasting views hammering out compromise solutions. But, we don’t live in normal times. In times of great ...

World must be wondering

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The world must be wondering what’s going on in the United States. There’s ole Uncle Sam with two large black eyes. The first black eye was the result of a bungled approach by an incompetent president and cowering Senate to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in perhaps doubling ...

Forgetting too soon

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How soon we forget!  During the second world war, Japan attacked China and we, the United States stepped in and saved China from Japan’s destruction.  China proved during the Korean War that it did not want a Democracy on its border, so it protected N. Korea and killed ...

The press still fulfills its obligation

Editorial

On Wednesday morning, the Daily Mining Gazette received a phone call from a reader, expressing her appreciation and extending her thanks on a series of articles the DMG published last week regarding a Houghton retail outlet that received much attention from the Houghton County prosecuting ...

Lowering America’s automotive standards

Columns

In March, the Trump administration implemented a new auto-emission regulation replacing a 2012 standard that required automakers to improve passenger vehicle efficiency. The new rule mandates an average fuel economy of 40 MPG by 2025, a significantly less ambitious target than the original ...

On what basis is the law?

Editorial

The Founding Fathers realized that a free press was absolutely crucial to a constitutional democracy. Because of this, the press possesses the absolute obligation to monitor the activity of government and inform the public as to those activities. It because of this absolute obligation that the ...

Voter introduction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dear Residents, My name is Dan Holcomb (R) and I’m honored to be representing my community by running for Houghton County Commissioner for District 3 (Adams Township and City of Hancock). I was born and raised from Northeast Alabama and made my way up here in 2007 to ...