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Preserve area’s flesh-and-blood mining history

February 4, 2016 Copper. This region’s history is summed up in that single word, yet the historical documentation of all the word means to this area is limitless. more »»

L’Anse program should achieve positive results

February 3, 2016 We like a program taking place in the L’Anse Schools District that’s giving students hands-on experiences in science and technology. more »»

Festivals ease midwinter cabin fever

February 2, 2016 Last week it was Heikinpaiva. This week it’s the Winter Carnival in Houghton. more »»

Ice safety can make difference between life, death

February 1, 2016 As the winter season seems to finally be settling in across the Upper Peninsula, outdoor enthusiasts are putting on a few extra layers of clothing and hitting the slopes, strapping on their snowshoe... more »»

Pathetic recycling percentage is government waste

January 29, 2016 Every day a garbage dump in Ontonagon County is filling up with tons of material from Copper Country communities that can be recycled to be used again. Instead it is buried forever. more »»

World a better place if run by first-graders

January 28, 2016 If only we could be like little children, what a wonderful world this would be. more »»

National Park Service places in U.P. are invaluable

January 27, 2016 An important milestone will be passed this year — that being the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. more »»

Much work left to protect Great Lakes

January 26, 2016 Environmentalists and interested others took close notice last week to an International Joint Commission report that lauded efforts to curb or outright blunt efforts from outside entities to poach o... more »»

Gag law is attack on state citizens’ right to vote

January 25, 2016 Before, during and after the American Revolution, the founding fathers didn’t agree on hardly anything. more »»

EPA has been too passive in Flint water crisis

January 23, 2016 The Snyder administration faces a growing problem with the contaminated water in Flint. The response from Lansing has been too little, too late. more »»

Barring election information limits voter competency

January 22, 2016 On Jan. 6, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a statute prohibiting local officials from using public funds to communicate ballot proposals within 60 days of an election. more »»

Raises in landfill rates can be slowed

January 21, 2016 The fee to dispose of waste at the Marquette County landfill will be going up a bit this summer, and for nine summers after tha. more »»

Multi-line phone users should review 911 law

January 20, 2016 911 is all about saving lives, with seconds crucial in life and death situation. more »»

HEET the call of opportunity

January 19, 2016 Right here, right now, an opportunity is knocking at the door of the Houghton County community — an opportunity with the potential to regenerate the region’s economy not seen since the long-gone day... more »»

City’s development board right to slow brewery’s proposal

January 18, 2016 Members of Charlevoix’s Main Street/Downtown Development Authority board have rightfully stepped in front of a local brewery’s plan to expand its operations and include distribution as part of its... more »»

Detroit schools debt disaster can’t be ignored

January 16, 2016 Michigan lawmakers have remained aloof toward the financially imploding Detroit Public Schools. That’s in spite of pleas from a wide range of concerned state leaders and Detroit groups, including Gov. more »»

Snyder offers empty words on reform for voters

January 15, 2016 “It’s time to choose people over politics,” Rick Snyder said. more »»

Mammogram frequency is not a settled issue

January 14, 2016 The fact that mammograms can be a way to combat breast cancer isn’t new. However, since people differ on the guidelines, every bit of information on the subject should be considered. The U.S. more »»

Education trends to de-emphasize phys ed unwise

January 13, 2016 We trust a story that appeared on Monday’s front page of the Mining Journal caught reader’s attention. more »»

Lawmakers extend definition of scandalous

January 12, 2016 After Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 571, we’re learning surprising new things. more »»

 
 

 

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