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Why celebrate Labor Day

August 30, 2013 To the editor: Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 by labor unions, and in 1894 was declared a national holiday. Labor Day observes the strength, hard work and dedication of America’s worker. more »»

Let us not forget grass roots civil rights leaders

August 29, 2013 As the world remembered the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

The fair is a great way to cap off the summer

August 22, 2013 There is no denying it, the Copper Country abounds with summer festivals of one kind or another. more »»

Detroit paper’s comments not taken well

August 19, 2013 Last Thursday on its website, The Detroit News made what we feel is an attempt to put the Upper Peninsula in its plac. more »»

Thanks to the Governor for taking his time

August 16, 2013 Those of us living in the U.P. have gotten used to cursory visits from our elected state officials and bureaucrats in Lansing. more »»

Time has come to adopt drug court locally

August 12, 2013 Speaking to the American Bar Association in San Francisco today, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. more »»

Learn about the Affordable Care Act

August 7, 2013 Since it became law in March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, has been a contentious topic among most Americans. more »»

Help our home town heroes celebrate

August 2, 2013 Firefighters from throughout the Upper Peninsula are gathered in the L’Anse-Baraga area for the annual U.P. Firefighter’s Tournament. more »»

FOLK mining study not really objective

August 1, 2013 Last week the Friends of the Land of Keweenaw released a study they had commissioned which studied the effect a return to metal mining would have on the economy of the Western Upper Peninsula. more »»

Minimum wage ought to be left alone

July 26, 2013 Rallies were held around the country Wednesday calling for an increase in the minimum wage. more »»

Maawanji’ding, a celebration worth attending

July 26, 2013 This weekend marks the 35th annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Maawanji'ding, or Pow Wo. more »»

Ford’s impact on U.P. history celebrated

July 25, 2013 When one thinks of the name “Henry Ford,” perhaps the city of Detroit is the first thing that comes to mind. The Ford plant ... the creation of the assembly line ... the Motor City. more »»

What is it that makes a fair trial a fair trial?

July 18, 2013 The acquittal of George Zimmerman Saturday by a Florida jury has erupted a national discussion with one huge multiple choice question looming. Did the justice system prevail ... more »»

We offer a tip of the hat ... to Pat

July 17, 2013 With very little fanfare, an important phase in the history of the BHK Child Development Board came to an end this week. more »»

It’s too early to fret over Portage Health

July 12, 2013 Last February, the board of directors of Portage Health announced they had signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals. more »»

Public deserves to know where Governor stands

June 28, 2013 This week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and negate California’s voter-approved Proposition 8, is sure to have a ripple effect. more »»

Dare to go beyond sauna & sisu

June 10, 2013 It may be hard to believe but FinnFest 2013 is less than two weeks away. more »»

Remember why we celebrate

May 26, 2013 While everyone is thankful to have a day off from work (for the lucky ones at least) and time to spend with family and friends, it's important that the true reason behind Memorial Day not be... more »»

Making Thanksgiving count

November 20, 2012 If you are lucky, you are spending this week thinking of all the wonderful things Thanksgiving will bring. For most people, it’s a day of tradition, overeating and spending time with family. more »»

Romney a real alternative

October 30, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»



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