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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 »»

Drug court has seen success in the first year

October 6, 2014 In August of 2013, in an editorial here in the Daily Mining Gazette, we claimed the time had come to create a drug court locally. more »»

Why do governor, Legislature operate in secret?

October 4, 2014 When asked whether he would support broadening Michigan's Freedom of Information Act laws to include his office and the Legislature, Gov. more »»

Walking and talking are vital in preventing violence

October 3, 2014 It seems it took an all-star NFL running back and a disgusting video taken in an elevator to get many of us to take up a discussion on domestic violence. more »»

Aramark moves are hoped to improve service

October 2, 2014 Almost from the beginning of its contract with the state Aramark Corrections Services has been in the center of one controversy after another. more »»

Anti-vaccine trend is a cause for concern

October 1, 2014 It's easy to label anti-vaccine rhetoric spouted by a tiny handful of outspoken activists as gullible, short-sighted and even dangerou. more »»

Timing a debate on war-making

October 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Now that President Obama has laid his case before the United Nations for a concerted international war on the emerging Islamic State, if and when should the argument be debated in... more »»

Holder leaves behind a legacy of disappointment

September 30, 2014 Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his is stepping down, bringing an end to perhaps the most incompetent if not contentious tenure of any attorney general in recent memory. more »»

Comments on terror should be regarded

September 29, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Aramark woes easy to predict and avoid

September 24, 2014 A few words about the change that turned food service in Michigan's prisons over to an outside contractor: The way to demonstrate that privatizing government services can work well is to make sure... more »»

Tragedy need not tarnish our quality of life

September 23, 2014 As the Copper Country reels from our third homicide in less than a year, it is natural to feel afraid, to feel threatened, to feel that many of the problems that plague America’s big cities have... more »»

Envelope please, and a living wage

September 23, 2014 After a self-congratulatory rollout to rival the ruckus of God’s six days of earth-making, Marriott International has begun leaving envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage guests to tip housekeepers... more »»

Sometimes spanking isn’t child abuse

September 23, 2014 My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian Peterson’s critics would have you believe. more »»

U.P. teen’s work in African orphanage sets a great example

September 20, 2014 While most other teenagers are worrying about class schedules, homework and the latest hits on iTunes, there's one area 14-year-old looking to do a little good in the world. more »»

Even open and shut cases deserve due process

September 19, 2014 With all the hubbub in the NFL recently there has been a lot of talk about “due process.” It is what we’ve been promised in our Constitutio. more »»

Like it or not, pro athletes are our role models

September 18, 2014 It’s been more than 20 years since Charles Barkley famously argued that he and other professional athletes were not and should not be role models. more »»

Check up on your children’s online activities

September 17, 2014 Check up on your children's online activities Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children's online activities. more »»

Silver celebration taught us a valuable lesson

September 16, 2014 For the 25th time Saturday, hundred of young people lined up, many in traditional dress, waving flags of their native country or the country of their ancestors and walked from Hancock across the... more »»

State land transactions good for the U.P.

September 15, 2014 Among a dozen-and-a-half land transactions approved this past week by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh, four were approved for the Upper Peninsula, including a deal of... more »»



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