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Opinion

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 ...

Teaching respect

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent writer seemed to forget what it means by the term “separation of church and state” in his letter to the editor. The letter seems to be about his politics against our present government rather than science. He asks, “How are we going to teach our children to ...

Fear not

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I found the DMG article “What was the cause of Irish-Cornish hatred?” by Graham Jaehnig [Weekend Edition Apr. 18/19] interesting both from a Copper Country history perspective, as well as a commentary on society today. Jaehnig’s article reminded me of my own Irish ...

Looking back

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our ancestors survived wars, famines, epidemics and other disasters. Their survival is why we are here. My father, Alex, born in 1908, was a boy during the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu epidemic. His family was very sick on their Sturgeon River area farm south of Chassell. He was the ...