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Finish work on grading teachers

May 15, 2015 Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its student. more »»

Friday memorial service in Calumet honors peace officers

May 14, 2015 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week. more »»

Chinook salmon stocking program showing results

May 13, 2015 A fin-clipping program is aiding Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries managers in evaluating the success of Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Superior. more »»

Reporting news is an essential public service

May 12, 2015 Does the Constitution protect one business, one kind of private enterprise, above all others? It most certainly does. more »»

Caucus ruckus shows legislators disdain transparency

May 11, 2015 “What happens in caucus stays in caucus.” Those were the words of Gideon D’Assandro, spokesperson for Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, after it was reported that State Rep. more »»

Wildfire danger in U.P. region remains high

May 8, 2015 Last year, Marquette County and a lot of the Upper Peninsula, was spared any significant wildfire season because of the wet conditions produced by lingering snow and ice courtesy of one of the... more »»

Wolf imbalance threatens Isle Royale moose

May 8, 2015 The gray wolf population has dropped dramatically, according to the latest census conducted by Michigan Technological University. more »»

This is our voice in the community marketplace of ideas

May 7, 2015 News and information is the lifeblood of a democratic society, in which the people grant their consent to those who govern them. This is why a local newspaper is so vital to the community it serves. more »»

Once a strength, collective outrage is running amok

May 6, 2015 In America, it’s quite easy to be outraged. Heck, it’s practically the national pastime. Our country has a deep-rooted history of rage. more »»

Lawmakers must close open-carry loophole — now

May 5, 2015 Michigan lawmakers must act swiftly to ban the open carrying of firearms in gun-free zones, before efforts by brazen open carry advocates go any further. Guns do not belong in sensitive places. more »»

Legislature moves toward addressing dark store tax issue

May 4, 2015 Marquette County officials who returned from a trip to Lansing this month said they were encouraged by some possible forward movement on securing a legislative remedy for the big box or “dark stores... more »»

U.P. agency honors those who give their best serving others

May 2, 2015 Every day, volunteers give their time and talents for the benefit of others. They mentor and tutor children, feed the hungry, assist the elderly, care for the environment and much more. more »»

Big 3: Examples for public servants

April 30, 2015 Gerald Ford, Robert P. Griffin and William Milliken were Michigan’s Big Thre. more »»

MDOT’s failure on auditing threatens Prop 1

April 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»

MDOT’s failure on auditing threatens Prop 1

April 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»

Best investment: your local library

April 28, 2015 April is National School Library Month, a time to reflect upon the positive influence school libraries contribute to the long-term education and lifelong learning of students they serv. more »»

Spring, not summer, is prime time for forest fires

April 27, 2015 Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring - April, May and June. more »»

Vets worthy of modest housing support

April 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program have awarded $1.6 million to combat Michigan veteran homelessness. more »»

Earth Day inspires us to think globally and act locally

April 24, 2015 It started in 1970 when then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the idea as an environmental education day. more »»

 
 

 

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