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Legislature’s Tax Act already glutted with exemptions

October 26, 2016 You know two things that are absolute certainties: Death and taxes. You may be surprised to learn that the second is not as inevitable as we have always assumed. more »»

Unusually heavy rain requires fed disaster relief

October 25, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday approved a disaster declaration for Marquette County, three days after unusually heavy rains pummeled the area, causing heavy, localized flooding in the Chocolay River. more »»

Marquette County Board says ‘No’ to wage increases

October 24, 2016 We haven’t been shy over the years to use this space to call out public entities for making what we viewed were bad fiscal decisions. more »»

Little investment goes long way at SmartZone

October 22, 2016 One, four-letter word describes what the MTEC SmartZone business incubator means to the western Upper Peninsula and the region’s economy... J-O-B-S. more »»

Record number of Mich. residents registered to vote

October 21, 2016 The Associated Press has reported that nearly 7.5 million Michigan residents have registered to vote, which represents the highest number ever for a presidential election. more »»

Green ingenuity is sunshine, windfall for area’s economy

October 20, 2016 As the fall colors of red, yellow, orange, brown of all shades are setting in, a bit of green news popped out of Baraga last week when the Mining Gazette’s Vanessa Dietz reported on the new... more »»

A time to reflect domestic violence’s downward spiral

October 18, 2016 Responding to a report of domestic violence in Adams Township last Wednesday, Houghton County sheriff’s deputies ended up making a drug bust for possession of crystal meth. more »»

Lessons from mining tragedy remembrance

October 17, 2016 For workers that reported for duty at the Barnes-Hecker Mine on Nov. 3, 1926, the day wasn’t terribly unlike other days at the deep-shaft facility, located several miles west of Ishpeming. more »»

Engineering palette makes Tech best choice

October 15, 2016 It is a ridiculously ironic paradox that one of the most vital issues affecting the lives of every American is rarely raised in election campaigns for federal office. more »»

Think pink for breast cancer awareness

October 14, 2016 While October might be best associated with the color orange, it also has become a time to think pink. more »»

Bats help prevent Halloween-style ecology nightmares

October 13, 2016 It’s getting close to Halloween, so that means an abundance of holiday-related images, like witches, goblins and bats. Depending with whom you speak, witches and goblins don’t exis. more »»

State budget needs to be more transparent

October 12, 2016 The Associated Press broke a story over the weekend that profiled a handful of line items in the FY 2017 state budge. more »»

Check smoke alarms for Fire Prevention Week

October 11, 2016 If your smoke detector has spent a decade in service, it’s time to be retired. more »»

1st District debate should provide insight for voters

October 10, 2016 As the political campaign ads continue to flood our television screens and candidate endorsement signs keep sprouting up like dandelions in yards and along roadways, it’s obvious that the race for... more »»

Police/community relations report is good first step

October 8, 2016 Give Gov. Rick Snyder credit for wading into the nettlesome issue of police/community relations. more »»

Coach’s words show respect for others’ lives

October 7, 2016 With national turmoil and racial tension going on around them, it is important for young men using peaceful protest to help raise awareness to have the support of a coach they respect. more »»

Comprehensive effort needed on domestic violence

October 6, 2016 October is Domestic Awareness Month. more »»

VA officials do not deserve merit bonuses

October 5, 2016 About half the more than 300,000 people who work at the Department of Veterans Affairs received performance-based pay bonuses in 2014, according to a recent investigation. Yes, the VA. more »»

Tragedy strikes in case of missing UP boaters

October 4, 2016 News broke over the weekend that the bodies of the three Upper Peninsula residents — including two from Ishpeming — were located in the depths of Lake Superior, two weeks after the trio had departed... more »»



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