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Wildfire season upon us

March 29, 2010 With an earlier than usual spring this year, many residents are likely hoping to get ahead of their spring yard cleaning projects, which often include burning leaves, wood or debris. more »»

Time to bring back civility

March 26, 2010 In lieu of the shouts of “baby killer” and “you lie” echoing through the chambers of the House floor over the past eight months, it is time to bring civility back to Washington — and to the United... more »»

Asian carp needs to be stopped

March 24, 2010 Once again the U.S. more »»

Pelosi wrong on tea party

March 18, 2010 During an interview recently, Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed that the Republican Party has hijacked the movement. more »»

Time to rein in federal spending

March 17, 2010 During February, the federal government spent money it does not have at the rate of nearly $5.5 million a minute. That works out to the price of a reasonably nice new home every second. more »»

Combined agency shows promise

March 5, 2010 Aspects of the newly-recombined Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment sound promising for the Upper Peninsula, but we hope the new agency focuses on efficiency and keeping “boots... more »»

Deficits erode U.S. position

March 2, 2010 We Americans have been warned over and over again that the national debt is more than an unpleasant reality and a political talking point. It has very real ramifications. more »»

Jobs campaign flawed

February 9, 2010 President Barack Obama may not be willing to recognize the demand for real change that is swelling among American voters, but some members of Congress are. more »»

Bats need protection too

February 4, 2010 The lowly, sometimes-feared bat clearly does not compete well against the polar bear in terms of arousing public opinion in favor of action by the government. more »»

Chavez abusing power

February 3, 2010 Here in the United States, people of all political persuasions sometimes argue about whether the news media reports accurately and without bias. There is no similar controversy in Venezuel. more »»

Keep pressure on Taliban

January 21, 2010 Though the new troop surge in Afghanistan is just beginning, the top U.S. commander there believes it is making a difference against the Taliban. We hope so. Defeating them is important. more »»

Please give to Haitian relief effort

January 18, 2010 Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their neighbor. The suffering in Haiti after last week’s devastating earthquake is hard to fathom and far from over. more »»

Census could reshape Congress

January 9, 2010 In his recent visit to the Copper Country, U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) spoke about the importance of the upcoming 2010 U.S. census. more »»

Don’t drink and drive

December 24, 2009 Christmas is a time for merriment — sometimes of a nature that is regretted after the holidays are over. more »»

Pilots should be grounded

December 23, 2009 The pilot and co-pilot of an airliner that flew nearly 100 miles past its destination on Oct. 21 have asked that their pilot’s licenses not be suspended. more »»

Donations needed all year

December 22, 2009 Many of the agencies and special campaigns that work to help the needy during the Christmas season have stopped collecting donations for use this year. more »»

Iranian nuclear threat real

December 4, 2009 It may be too late to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapons arsenal. more »»

Cheer Club looks to help many

December 3, 2009 The Daily Mining Gazette kicked off its annual Cheer Club this week, teaming with The Salvation Army to collect toys, clothing and non-perishable food items for area residents. more »»

Giving thanks for blessings

November 25, 2009 We Americans have so very much for which to be grateful this Thanksgiving Day. It is true that many of our neighbors are undergoing great trials and tribulations. more »»

Pirates pose international problem

November 19, 2009 As we have pointed out previously, pirates based in Somalia remind us of an earlier group of freebooters, the Barbary Pirates of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. more »»



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