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Job portal addresses needs of unemployed

August 6, 2016 The Great Lakes Bay Region is in transition with the anticipated loss of roughly 700 jobs at The Dow Chemical Co. and Dow Corning Corp. more »»

Taking low road: TV attack ads turn voters off

August 5, 2016 Thank goodness it’s over! The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troublin. more »»

Homicide puts neighborhood in post-trauma crisis

August 4, 2016 A blood-curdling howl shattered the silence in a Laurium neighborhood as the midnight hour approached on July 23 when the body of Kimberly Bess was found by her husband. more »»

Sawyer runway work part of cost of doing business

August 3, 2016 A running start on needed work to the Sawyer International Airport’s runway will be handled, largely through federal funding, Marquette County officials confirmed recently. The money from the U.S. more »»

Bike Magazine story spotlights area’s great trails

August 2, 2016 Although Superiorland’s bike trails - mountain biking and otherwise - are among the area’s best-known recreational assets, a major spread in a national magazine will only burnish that reputation. more »»

Tuesday’s primary includes UP’s Congressional race

August 1, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yard. more »»

Public library is champion of middle class

July 30, 2016 Your library card is a passport to the middle class. This is an era when working-class Americans are being squeezed by a sweeping economic transformation. more »»

Drone should do much work at low cost

July 29, 2016 Marquette Township has taken steps recently to use a growing and popular technology as a planning and potentially an emergency response tool. more »»

Telemedicine may help life in far-flung places

July 28, 2016 There are countless benefits to living in Michigan’s far-flung rural reaches — peace and quiet abound, bountiful natural resources provide ample recreation opportunities and neighbors, well, are mor... more »»

Pair of UP veterans garner awards for service

July 27, 2016 There’s a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world. Thomas J. more »»

Anti-government saboteurs scheme against facility

July 26, 2016 When politicians are forced to walk back from a comment, action or position that meets with public opposition — such as when some Houghton County Board members made a move on the operation of the... more »»

Primary is just around corner, and it’s important

July 25, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yard. more »»

Heat is on: Stay safe in summer weather

July 23, 2016 It's going to be a hot one this weekend, even here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

ORV riders reminded to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 22, 2016 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles in Michigan, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage ORV riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible... more »»

Public libraries bridge society’s digital divide

July 21, 2016 One of the primary forces driving the Trump uprising is the perception that the political and economic systems are not working equally for working-class Americans. more »»

Marquette’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea

July 20, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s fodder for another editorial. more »»

Democracy works through ongoing effort of people

July 19, 2016 Democracy is not a spectator sport. If people fail to participate in a government of the people, then the system breaks down. more »»

UP police tend to refuse to submit actions to public

July 18, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Arctic grayling faces upriver challenge

July 16, 2016 Mankind wielded all three prongs of the spear that killed Michigan's arctic grayling — we caught too many, we damaged their watery home and we imported invasive species to compete with them. more »»

Take a Vet Fishing event Sunday in Iron Mountain

July 15, 2016 Military veterans will have the opportunity to take a half-day guided fishing trip on the Bays de Noc on Sunday. more »»

 
 

 

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