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Primary is just around corner, and it’s important

July 25, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yard. more »»

 
 
 
Heat is on: Stay safe in summer weather

July 23, 2016 It's going to be a hot one this weekend, even here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

ORV riders reminded to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 22, 2016 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles in Michigan, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage ORV riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible... more »»

Public libraries bridge society’s digital divide

July 21, 2016 One of the primary forces driving the Trump uprising is the perception that the political and economic systems are not working equally for working-class Americans. more »»

Marquette’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea

July 20, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s fodder for another editorial. more »»

Democracy works through ongoing effort of people

July 19, 2016 Democracy is not a spectator sport. If people fail to participate in a government of the people, then the system breaks down. more »»

UP police tend to refuse to submit actions to public

July 18, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Arctic grayling faces upriver challenge

July 16, 2016 Mankind wielded all three prongs of the spear that killed Michigan's arctic grayling — we caught too many, we damaged their watery home and we imported invasive species to compete with them. more »»

Take a Vet Fishing event Sunday in Iron Mountain

July 15, 2016 Military veterans will have the opportunity to take a half-day guided fishing trip on the Bays de Noc on Sunday. more »»

Houghton Jail’s Still a Hole

July 14, 2016 Lyrics to the song “30 Days in the Hole” by Humble Pie Houghton Jail’s still a hole (Place is not so nice) Houghton Jail’s still a hole Houghton Jail’s still a hole (Lord have mercy) Cells... more »»

Bilge discharge fine should have been higher

July 13, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

Library card holds power of interlibrary loan

July 12, 2016 It might be hard to believe, but your library card is infused with the power to access all the many collections of libraries in the region, state, nation and around the world. more »»

Young people’s voice needed in this election

July 11, 2016 Why should young people vote? Does it really matter? The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed ‘Brexit. more »»

Honor remains intact after vandalism

July 9, 2016 They answered their country’s call. They entered harm’s way. They stood in the line of fire. And to their everlasting honor, they took a bullet. more »»

Conservation project to benefit birds, butterflies

July 8, 2016 If you’re riding your bicycle along Lake Superior between the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey and the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette, you might see newly planted garden spots along the way. more »»

County’s hostility toward recycling holds us all back

July 7, 2016 When it comes to recycling, Houghton County needs to get with the progra. more »»

Death of Wiesel, Holocaust witness, loss to generations

July 6, 2016 Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor who lost his family to Nazi brutality in two separate concentration camps, died Saturday. He was 87. more »»

Young people need to make their votes count

July 5, 2016 Why should young people vote? Does it really matter? The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed ‘Brexit. more »»

Sexual assault victims deserve transparency

July 4, 2016 Agencies that work with victims of sexual assault should have a singular mission: provide support and services these victims need. more »»

Drug testing law (again) proves ineffective

July 2, 2016 Drug-testing welfare recipients has been shown repeatedly to be ineffective, wasteful and insulting, none which prevented the state of Michigan from launching its own pilot program in 2015. more »»

Munising area addressing large tourism growth

July 1, 2016 When a community depends on tourism for much of its economic vitality, there can be ups and downs that present a challenge to local officials and business owners. more »»

 
 

 

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