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Libel statement yet another empty Trump threat

March 4, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Salvation Army summer shelter badly needed

March 3, 2016 There are more than 500 homeless people in Marquette County. Even just one is unacceptable. more »»

Don’t clarify gag order — get rid of it

March 2, 2016 Michigan lawmakers banned free speech with Public Act 269 of 2015. After widespread outrage, Gov. more »»

Documentary exposes campus rape culture

March 1, 2016 As he did in so many instances, William Shakespeare said it best in describing one of humankind’s greatest weaknesses: “The fault, dear Brutus,” he wrote Julius Caesar as saying, “is not in our star... more »»

Ishpeming building added to national historic places list

February 29, 2016 The Braastad-Gossard Building in downtown Ishpeming has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

State should fund regional trail pathways

February 27, 2016 The MSU campus-to-Lake Lansing regional trail pathway may finally happen. more »»

Big donations from 100-Plus women’s group

February 26, 2016 More than a quarter of a million dollars and counting: That is what the Dickinson County 100-Plus Women Who Care group has given away in three years of existence. more »»

Frostbite still a danger during mild winter

February 25, 2016 Frostbite is a serious tissue-destroying disorder, although it is something not often anticipated in relatively mild winter temperatures. more »»

Meijer moves closer to store in Marquette

February 24, 2016 Although the deal is far from being done, it’s looking more and more like the greater Marquette area will be the sight of a Meijer store at some point in the future. more »»

To all you who offer your hand, thank you

February 23, 2016 In the worst of times, people often respond best — at least it seems that way. more »»

Don’t forget to thank people who brave UP winter

February 22, 2016 It has been an odd winter so far, with almost 4 feet less snow than usual in the Marquette area and many warmer than normal days in the mix throughout the region. more »»

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 »»



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