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Food drive helps ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

May 17, 2016 Today, being able to help the hungry in the community is as easy as walking to your mailbox. The National Association of Letter Carriers, in partnership with the U.S. more »»

Forest products bill should help position industry

May 16, 2016 The history of the timber industry in the Upper Peninsula is incredibly rich. While forest products may not be at the height it once was, a bill U.S. Sen. more »»

$500M school reform plans are worthless

May 14, 2016 When is $500 million worth nothing? When you throw it away on a plan designed to fail, to prove an ideological point that has nothing to do with helping children. more »»

Age change gives better shot at rehabilitation

May 13, 2016 When does a child officially graduate into adulthood? This is a loaded question with many answers. more »»

Increase in traffic deaths a sobering trend

May 12, 2016 With the summer driving season almost upon us, passing almost unnoticed earlier this week was a report from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, which noted a significant increase in the... more »»

What will GOP stand for under Trump?

May 11, 2016 What does it mean to be a Republican with Donald Trump as the standard bearer of the Grand Old Party? A political party typically stands a presidential candidate who reflects its core values and... more »»

‘Gag order’ law was solution in search of problem

May 10, 2016 Local government officials and school district representatives may have dodged some hefty fines and jail time after winning a lawsuit over what’s been referred to as the “gag order” legislation. more »»

Be aware of motorcyclists on the road

May 7, 2016 May has arrived, which in the Upper Peninsula usually means it’s finally safe to take that motorcycle out of the garage or storage unit, if it hasn’t already been out for the first ride of 2016. more »»

Bill would raise taxes on disabled vets

May 6, 2016 It sounds like a small thing — just $10 million in the thousands of millions that Michigan’s state and local governments collect in taxes every year. But we think it’s hugely outrageou. more »»

Time to stop Waukesha water proposal

May 5, 2016 The last thing Michiganders need is another water-related scandal, especially the kind that could be prevented by a simple, abrupt declaraion from Gov. Rick Snyder. more »»

Welcome to Hockeyville

May 3, 2016 During the intermission of the Tampa Bay Lighting and the New York Islanders Stanley Cup playoff game on Saturday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman turned over the card showing the Lakeview Arena in... more »»

Passport funds benefit local communities

April 30, 2016 The state’s Recreational Passport Program has been a great benefit for state parks and other recreational facilities, as well as for local facilities. more »»

L’Anse Warden plant should be watched closely

April 28, 2016 Not too many people like fugitive dust covering their cars and boats. But that’s what some say is happening in the L’Anse are. more »»

KBIC, Snyder should reopen casino discussion

April 27, 2016 News early last week that the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community continued to harbor interest in constructing a new casino complex at the former Marquette County Airport in Negaunee Township took many by... more »»

Bill would correct ‘dark store’ problem

April 26, 2016 A unique and innovative competition recently took place in Marquette, that we believe was a good step forward for the future of our region. more »»

Consider being an organ donor, leave a lasting legacy

April 25, 2016 An estimated 18 people a day die in the United States while waiting for an organ to become available for transplant, according to national statistics. more »»

Holocaust’s lesson: Hate is conquered by power of love

April 22, 2016 Many occurrences in the world fade with time, no matter how significant or monumental it was at its time in history. more »»

Get the lead out of our drinking water

April 21, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder's call for much tighter lead standards in Michigan will be expensive to achieve, but it is an essential investment. more »»

Michigan State Police marks 99th anniversary

April 20, 2016 The Michigan State Police celebrated an important birthday Tuesday, marking 99 years on the job. In addition, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared this week Michigan State Police History Week. more »»



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