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Iranian nuclear threat real

December 4, 2009 It may be too late to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapons arsenal. more »»

Cheer Club looks to help many

December 3, 2009 The Daily Mining Gazette kicked off its annual Cheer Club this week, teaming with The Salvation Army to collect toys, clothing and non-perishable food items for area residents. more »»

Giving thanks for blessings

November 25, 2009 We Americans have so very much for which to be grateful this Thanksgiving Day. It is true that many of our neighbors are undergoing great trials and tribulations. more »»

Pirates pose international problem

November 19, 2009 As we have pointed out previously, pirates based in Somalia remind us of an earlier group of freebooters, the Barbary Pirates of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. more »»

Got the flu? Then stay home!

November 18, 2009 You’d think it would be a simple enough proposition: If you’re sick, stay home! Yet we know that some who come down with the ‘‘flu’’ will be tough and ‘‘gut it out’’ by going to work or, if a parent... more »»

DNR needs to build public trust

November 13, 2009 The head of one of the most important divisions in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources had an encouraging message during a recent visit to the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Soldiers serve honorably

November 11, 2009 It’s a familiar story to students of history, both young and old: At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I came to an end as Germany signed the Armistice in 1918. more »»

Who is watching the watchers?

November 6, 2009 More documents involved in the investigation of Wall Street con artist Bernard Madoff were released last week — and they confirm suspicions that federal regulators were asleep at the switch while... more »»

Cutting $250 checks amounts to pandering

November 3, 2009 For the first time since 1975, Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment. more »»

We deserve better than this mess

October 30, 2009 We hate to say it, but we told you so. Look at what is happening with the latest fiasco called passing a state budget and look at who is caught in the middle of the battle - our childre. more »»

Cooperation needed with Iran

October 21, 2009 Short of war, the possibilities for forcing Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program appear to be very limited. Tehran’s fanatic leaders may even welcome armed conflict. more »»

DNR/DEQ marriage good idea

October 15, 2009 Last week, Gov. Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order creating the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Jan. 17, 2010. more »»

GI Bill delays disgraceful

October 7, 2009 After enticing hundreds of thousands of veterans with new benefits, the new GI Bill is experiencing major problems. more »»

Obama right to protect jobs here

September 23, 2009 “Protectionism” is likely to be a topic of conservation this week at the G-20 meetings in Pittsburgh. We will not be surprised if U.S. more »»

‘Student of the Week’ returns

September 18, 2009 Schools are back in session across the Copper Country. Students have returned to class and they are busy with homework and all the extra-curricular activities that spice up the academic year. more »»

Watch for school children

September 8, 2009 School’s in session throughout our area — and that means local motorists need to adjust their driving habits. more »»

Time to pay the performers their due

August 10, 2009 If you believe people deserve to get paid for their work, it’s hard to argue against a bill in Congress that would require radio stations to pay musicians when they play their songs. more »»

Prescription drug ad bill misguided

August 6, 2009 Those annoying commercials warning about four-hour erections could be a thing of the past if a new bill introduced by Rep. James Moran, D-Va., sees its way through Congress. more »»

Crack down on illegal downloads

August 4, 2009 Most local store owners take a dim view of people who walk in, pocket merchandise, then walk out. They’re called shoplifters, and they are arrested when caught. more »»

‘Blue Dogs’ on the right track

July 30, 2009 “Blue Dog” Democrats in the House of Representatives have become the focus of debate over health care legislation. more »»



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