Deadly consequences

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has been nearly a year since the former President Trump lost the election and still refuses to concede to President Biden. Trump’s Presidency was a false narrative from start to finish (Obama birtherism to Jan. 6 coup d’etat). Simply put, Trump is a pathological liar. ...

Resources to combat winter blues during the holiday season


As Michigan enters a second holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials are offering tips and resources to help Michiganders cope with winter, or seasonal, blues that are common at this time of year. “The shorter, darker ...

Local news vital to the Copper Country


Recently, I read an article in The Atlantic that got me thinking about the future of journalism. The story opens with a description of the Chicago Tribune, a prominent newspaper that has fallen on hard times. Relocated from the historic Tribune Tower in the heart of Chicago, to a cramped ...

Use moderation with alcohol during holidays


For those who plan to celebrate the holidays by drinking alcohol, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) wants to remind citizens to do so in moderation and never drink and drive, as Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Parents and guardians are also reminded to keep alcohol out of the hands ...

Band of angels


Definition: angel: an attendant spirit, especially a benevolent one I awoke in a strange bed in a strange room. How did I get here? Slowly, as in a mist, the immediate past rose up: a sudden loss of leg power, crawling to a phone for help, flat on my back, sleeping on my sofa to avoid stairs - ...

Holiday fire safety begins at home


With the holiday season and colder temperatures upon us, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is reminding Michiganders that this is a peak season for home fires. Unattended candles, space heaters, worn lights, and dry Christmas trees increases the risk of having a home fire this ...