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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 »»

KBIC thanked for gift of water rescue equipment

October 3, 2016 The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community recently made an important gift to local officials and first responders that will provide one additional tool emergency personnel will have at their disposal to mak... more »»

Firefighters, city come to accord on agreement

October 1, 2016 In an often contentious world, it’s a welcome development when two sides come to an agreement without acrimony. more »»

Room at the Inn: example of people helping people

September 30, 2016 It’s hard to think of a better way for a community to demonstrate compassion than to offer a caring hand to people in nee. more »»

New citizens are welcomed to United States

September 29, 2016 As journalists, we are often called on to report on the ugliness that life doles out. Vehicle crashes, homicides and other types of violence are among such occurrences. more »»

Despite beauty, Superior has unforgiving side

September 28, 2016 The beauty of Lake Superior is something we all admire and appreciate. But the cold, hard truth of our famed inland sea is that misfortune and tragedy are a very definite part of the lak. more »»

Leadership and honesty needed in Project Empire

September 27, 2016 An initiative that includes state and local government aimed at assisting people and businesses impacted by the recent closure of the Empire Mine is moving forward, although, in all honesty, it’s... more »»

September is infant safe sleep awareness month

September 26, 2016 September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observation, Welcome Newborns of Delta County is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to... more »»

Hope turning to heartbreak for missing boat

September 24, 2016 To everything there is a season, and with the suspension of the search Thursday for the Keweenaw Bay boaters missing since Saturday, it is starting to feel like a time to mourn. more »»

Transparency better under Legislature bills

September 23, 2016 An important step toward making state government more transparent was taken Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives. more »»

Walkout tactic probably won’t change chief vote

September 22, 2016 Abe Lincoln once jumped out of a second-story Statehouse window in an effort to deny a quorum and stop a vote by the Illinois General Assembly to adjourn. more »»

Michigan trails are something to celebrate

September 21, 2016 With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails that connect communities, provide health and economic benefits, and attract outdoor enthusiasts, it’s no wonder Michigan is known as “The Trail... more »»

Making wishes come true

September 21, 2016 For the Gazette What started as granting a wish to 7-year-old Chris Greicius has become the world-wide Make-A-Wish foundation. more »»

No justification for nullifying people’s vote

September 20, 2016 What is the real reason why four of the five members of the Chassell Township Board wants the township to disconnect from the Portage Lake District Library? Because the comments Supervisor Dave... more »»

Help homeless by resource coordination

September 19, 2016 Homelessness is a chronic problem — for individuals and communities. It can be complicated, time intensive and challenging. more »»

Checking that child safety seat in cars

September 17, 2016 Many of us are old enough to remember roaming freely, unbuckled, in the back seat of the car or station wagon as children, or how special it was when you could call shotgun and sit up front. more »»

Michigan needs comprehensive energy planning

September 16, 2016 It’s no secret Michigan is at an energy crossroads. Coal plants continue to come offline, and over the next 15 years that alone will reduce the state’s total electricity generation by 30 percent. more »»

Many missteps in Yik Yak ‘threat’ fiasco

September 15, 2016 There are lessons to be learned from the Yik Yak fiasco, where a supposed threat posted to a Michigan Tech-related social media account caused undue alarm and outrage across the campus, overreaction... more »»

Water safety especially needed now

September 14, 2016 Water safety always is an issue, but it’s especially pertinent this time of year. It’s also important because of the changing weather patterns as fall sets i. more »»



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