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DNR effort may be only chance to buy dune lands

November 1, 2014 The 310 acres of undeveloped dune land north of the Kalamazoo River has been the holy grail of West Michigan conservationists for years. more »»

 
 
 
Empathy deficit disorder

November 1, 2014 Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an... more »»

Electric rates hike could be latest economic hurdle

October 30, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that, with winter approaching, most of us were trying to balance a budget in the face of gasoline at $4 a gallon and propane and other heating fuels at historic high. more »»

U.P. lawmakers call for utility cost redo

October 29, 2014 State lawmakers in the Upper Peninsula are banding together to fight a proposal that would put local utility customers on the hook for almost all of an estimated $100 million additional annual cost... more »»

Energy summit can answer a lot of key questions

October 27, 2014 The public has an opportunity Tuesday to question some top state officials on issues concerning development of energy in the Upper Peninsula, electric power reliability in the region and concerns... more »»

It's time for Brady Hoke to go

October 25, 2014 These are dark times for the Michigan football program. Four losses in a season is almost unheard of for the once-proud Wolverines. more »»

Bradlee’s legacy impacts all aspects of newspapers

October 24, 2014 Perhaps the most memorable line from the Academy Award-winning motion picture “All the President’s Men,” came from Jason Robards, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ben Bradle. more »»

State takes steps to help farmers fight deer

October 23, 2014 Deer don't know the rules, but they sure know how to get around them. more »»

Free Store carrying out a vital mission

October 22, 2014 In the Book of Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples that if someone wants their shirt, they should give them their coat as well. more »»

Obama unveils his Ebola response

October 22, 2014 Harry Truman’s old adage, “The buck stops here,” has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama’s highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. more »»

Land victory best for Michigan and entire country

October 18, 2014 Today The Daily Mining Gazette endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate. more »»

Bargain license fees good deal for visitors to Michigan

October 17, 2014 It's no secret Michigan is a haven for hunters and anglers. State Sen. more »»

Intelligent voting means looking beyond the ads

October 16, 2014 With less than three weeks left until Election Day, several key races in Michigan still look fairly close. more »»

City was right in placing public safety first

October 15, 2014 Earlier this year, following a collapse of an abandoned mine entrance in Houghton, a large copper boulder, estimated to weigh as much as 6 tons, was discovered. more »»

Family Weekend was a chance to show off a little

October 14, 2014 Several times a year the Copper Country has an opportunity to “put its best foot forward” and welcome multitudes who may not have had the opportunity to spend any quality time in this very special... more »»

Legislature should amend state’s civil rights law

October 13, 2014 The election is over and so, too, is the infighting among Republicans trying to win over conservative voters. more »»

Security lapse cannot be repeated

October 11, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Domestic violence thrives when it is hidden

October 11, 2014 Through the widely-publicized video of NFL running back Ray Rice, the public has seen one example of a much larger problem. more »»

Political process relies on participation

October 9, 2014 Despite its all-too-apparent flaws on the national level, the political process appears to be alive and well locally. more »»

DNR correct in getting ahead of invasives threat

October 8, 2014 Michigan Natural Resources Department officials are working to add seven aquatic invasive species to Michigan's list of "prohibited species," a move aligned with the intentions of several Great Lake... more »»

DNR correct in getting ahead of invasives threat

October 8, 2014 Michigan Natural Resources Department officials are working to add seven aquatic invasive species to Michigan's list of "prohibited species," a move aligned with the intentions of several Great Lake... more »»

 
 
 

 

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