Opinion

Don’t put tunnel in our straits

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have been told a Line 5 tunnel will provide "energy security" for Michigan, especially propane for the UP. But 100 percent of the propane NGLs crossing the straits go directly to Sarnia for Enbridge profit, not Michigan need. The 2 percent of Line 5's natural ...

Shopping locally helps make region economy strong

Editorial

We know many people are excited for the Christmas season and some are fired up for the accompanying shopping season which began Friday. We hope when each of you decides how to spend your hard-earned money, you think locally. There are many wonderful small businesses in our communities and a ...

Holidays for adopted child brings extra feelings

Columns

rner you may be feeling a mix of emotions. Holidays can be a happy time while celebrating each other’s company. Holidays are a chance to celebrate your traditions and spend more time as family. Holidays can also bring feelings of sadness about the people who will not be around. Holidays ...

State should consider raising hunters’ limit

Editorial

A cherished Michigan tradition resumes today with the opening of the annual firearms deer hunting season in Michigan. And while the number of hunters has declined steadily over the past two decades, deer hunting is an important piece of Michigan’s outdoors economy, generating more than $2 ...

Hear words of God’s Scripture

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has been with sad interest that I’ve read Mr. Keranen’s letters to the editor and the responses to him by various believers. I’ve wanted to respond myself, but didn’t trust myself to respond appropriately, because I felt my own sinful nature wanted to muddy the ...

Community’s support critical for local hospital

Editorial

The planned retirement for John Schon, the CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System is the next chapter in what has turned out to be a very sad story with the demise of the hospital in Iron Mountain. The reimbursement landscape and dwindling patient volumes have a lot to do with the ...

High gas prices need to be addressed

Editorial

We haven’t had to do an editorial on gasoline for a while. But based on recent prices in our area, it looks like it is time once again to question why gas is more expensive in the Marquette area, a situation several of our subscribers have also noted, and felt important enough to call us ...

‘Mockingbird’ sets example

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I saw an article recently that said “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is America’s favorite book. I have to admit it’s one of my favorite stories, although I’ve only seen the movie. What’s amazing about the story is that there’s an injustice, and then there’s ...

Pot proposal passage poses perplexities

Editorial

Now that voters have passed Proposal 1 that legalizes recreational marijuana in Michigan, now what? The proposal allows anyone over age 21 to possess and grow personal-use quantities of cannabis and related concentrates and allow licensing activities related to commercial marijuana production ...

Science also is based on faith

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Those dissatisfied with the job God has done, imagine that they can assert that while religion is based on “faith”, science is backed up by “proof”. (One’s disapproval of God, obviously, proves nothing about Him.) But “science” is as deeply rooted in faith. It ...

Homelessness summit looks at UP increase

Editorial

A regional summit held in Marquette last week underscored what a lot of people already knew: Chronic homelessness is not only on the rise nationally but in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties as well. And here’s something else. According to Kayla West, special project coordinator for Central ...

Adams Schools auction, raffle

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its fifth annual dinner, auction and raffle on Sept. 29. Julie Cortwright and her staff from the Bonfire Grill, served an excellent dinner. Event attendees were able to tour the recently completed culinary center. A special ...

LL-H Band plays at NMU

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Band Day 2018...On Saturday, Oct. 20, several high school marching bands, including Northern Michigan University’s Marching Band, came together to perform to a crowd filled Superior Dome. All the bands performed as one during NMU’s football halftime show. Seeing and hearing ...

Kindness shown unbelievable

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Portage Health Foundation, Hubbell and Lake Linden Fire Departments, the church communities, and all the volunteers that helped with the work they did this summer after the June 17 flood. We should all be grateful for the ...

Humbled by voters’ support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are so many people I would like to thank for their help and support in my run for Houghton County Commissioner for District 4 (city of Houghton) but to list them all here would fill the better part of a full page. Thank you to the voters in the city of Houghton, to the ...

Drowsy driving just as deadly as drunk, drugged

Editorial

Drowsy driving doesn’t typically get the publicity that drunk, drugged or distracted driving garners but it should, according to a top insurance executive. “Nationwide, more than 1,500 people are killed and 71,000 people are hurt every year in crashes involving a driver drifting off to ...

Ways of man lead to death

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

Don’t play delay games with pot voters

Editorial

As expected, Michigan voters overwhelming approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday. We still think it was a bad idea, but that does not matter anymore because the voters have spoken. Statewide, Proposal 1 was approved 55 percent to 45 percent. The ratio was similar in St. ...

God gene is found in mirror

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...