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Moving city compost site makes sense

September 1, 2016 City residents soon might have to travel to a different spot for their compost and rubbish drop-off needs. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. more »»

Keep bus safety in mind as school starts

August 31, 2016 Does anything pass more quickly than the summer break from school? While it might seem like the 2016 graduates just got their diplomas and classes just dismissed, Monday and Tuesday will mark the... more »»

Township board junta overrules Chassell voters

August 30, 2016 In a move resembling the act of a Third World banana republic, the ruling junta in Chassell Township granted itself authority to nullify a vote by residents to remain in the Portage Lake library... more »»

New troopers have challenging careers ahead

August 29, 2016 The decision to enter law enforcement as a career isn’t an easy one, these days. Start with the fact that it’s a dangerous way to make a living. more »»

Back-to-school time calls for some preparation

August 27, 2016 The summer break is winding down, with public schools in the region set to start classes in only about three weeks. more »»

Time to address state’s looming electricity shortage

August 26, 2016 The writing is on the wall for Michigan’s energy future, and the picture isn’t pretty for consumers whose paychecks will shoulder bigger utility burdens. more »»

Documentary on dark store issue recommended

August 24, 2016 Few issues have riveted local attention in recent years like the dark store issue, where certain businesses lead by big box retailers had its property taxes significantly due to a so-called loophole... more »»

Protect kids against exposure to lead

August 23, 2016 Michigan has begun to see an increase in the percent of children under age 6 with an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) from April through June 2016. more »»

Orphanage project took years, but was worth the wait

August 22, 2016 The landmark structure we all know as the old orphanage in Marquette hit a major milestone last week, as developers held an official groundbreaking ceremony on the project that will transform the... more »»

1918 bird treaty was significant conservation policy

August 19, 2016 A noteworthy event was celebrated Tuesday: the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty. more »»

Local paper corners market on real news

August 18, 2016 Social media allows people to get “information,” if you want to call it that, being circulated within a community. more »»

Michigan lagging in quest to make voting easier

August 17, 2016 The anemic turnout in the Aug. 2 primary election is a reminder that Michigan maintains some of the country's most restrictive voting laws. more »»

Reporting local news unites the community

August 16, 2016 In times like these, in which strife, mistrust and divisiveness have infected the American electorate, there is still a place within the local community where people can come together and unit. more »»

Design standards preserve area’s historic character

August 15, 2016 We are all aware of how certain things, such as the different types of building materials that are used in construction, can drastically change the look and feel of developed area. more »»

Back-to-school time calls for some preparation

August 13, 2016 The summer break is winding down, with public schools in the region set to start classes in only about three weeks. more »»

Phishing scam awarness needs constant vigilence

August 12, 2016 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently issued a consumer alert after several Michigan businesses reported receiving a suspicious email from “The Office of The Attorney General. more »»

City Hall impacts you more than White House

August 11, 2016 Fear itself. That’s the play in elections for office the farther they get from your community. more »»

Consider donation to UP walker against cancer

August 10, 2016 We like and support the efforts of a 37-year-old downstate man to raise money to fight cancer. Jake Cherwinski is walking from the Upper Peninsula, end to end, raising money along the way. more »»

More perfect union no matter who wins election

August 9, 2016 Nothing in the Constitution states that forming a more perfect union is easy, or that we the people would ever attain a state of perfection. more »»



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