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Foreign policy problems go beyond Iraq

February 22, 2016 We get it already. The Iraq war was a mistake. Indeed, on this point pretty much everyone agrees. Jeb Bush, the brother of the president who launched the war, has said s. more »»

Republican self-sabotage rooted in feeling of betrayal

February 22, 2016 The latest CBS poll suggests the Donald Trump juggernaut continues to roll, with 35 percent of Republicans supporting him. Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, garners 18 percen. more »»

Next budget targets dual state crises

February 20, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 budget proposal focuses heavily on two immediate challenges facing Michigan — the Flint water crisis and the looming insolvency of Detroit Public Schools. more »»

Traveling Vietnam memorial helps us to never forget

February 19, 2016 The United States was a much different country 40-plus years ago, as was the world as a whole. One thing that is the same, though, is U.. more »»

Outrageous law should make citizens gag

February 18, 2016 Too many citizens were voting to raise their taxes. That was the reason driving the Michigan Legislature and Gov. more »»

Take gag out of senseless state law

February 17, 2016 Who in their right mind would want people casting ballots to be uninformed voters? Apparently, state lawmakers — that’s who. more »»

Down at half, need to HEET up comeback

February 16, 2016 Suppose somebody gives you, at no cost, caulking and tools to seal drafts on every window in your home — to keep the heat in during winter and out during summer. more »»

Broadband connectivity is key to future

February 13, 2016 Since the copper mines closed, geography generally has been a barrier to economic development in the western U.P. more »»

Jail and Bail unlocks funds for healthy babies

February 12, 2016 For 75 years, the March of Dimes has fought for the health of babies and young childre. more »»

Everyone has duty to report child abuse

February 11, 2016 Unfortunately for Mackenzie Maison, she was born in Michigan, lived her five years in Michigan and died in Michigan. more »»

Congress right to press EPA on Flint

February 10, 2016 Congress served precisely the role it should have in the U.S. House Oversight hearing Wednesday on the Flint water crisis. more »»

Tech has rising star in biomed technology

February 9, 2016 Michigan Tech is renowned for hard-wire engineering research and education, but on the soft side lies some incredibly cutting-edge technology in fields like biomedical engineering. more »»

NMU students earn accolades for lifesaving rescue

February 8, 2016 It is our pleasure to join the chorus of congratulations directed at two Northern Michigan University students who pulled a man from the Lower Harbor’s icy grasp recently. more »»

Lawmakers should get rid of ‘gag order’

February 6, 2016 Republican lawmakers zealous about limiting municipal tax increases passed legislation last month that tells schools and other local governments they can’t say anything about millage proposals two... more »»

Course is good tool for handling mental illness

February 5, 2016 Mental illness to many people is a great unknown. more »»

Preserve area’s flesh-and-blood mining history

February 4, 2016 Copper. This region’s history is summed up in that single word, yet the historical documentation of all the word means to this area is limitless. more »»

L’Anse program should achieve positive results

February 3, 2016 We like a program taking place in the L’Anse Schools District that’s giving students hands-on experiences in science and technology. more »»

Festivals ease midwinter cabin fever

February 2, 2016 Last week it was Heikinpaiva. This week it’s the Winter Carnival in Houghton. more »»

Ice safety can make difference between life, death

February 1, 2016 As the winter season seems to finally be settling in across the Upper Peninsula, outdoor enthusiasts are putting on a few extra layers of clothing and hitting the slopes, strapping on their snowshoe... more »»

Pathetic recycling percentage is government waste

January 29, 2016 Every day a garbage dump in Ontonagon County is filling up with tons of material from Copper Country communities that can be recycled to be used again. Instead it is buried forever. more »»

 
 

 

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