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Local government seeing benefits of Portage deal

September 11, 2014 As Garrett Neese reported in Wednesday’s Page 1 story, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners adopted a more than $9 million budget at their Tuesday meeting. more »»

Stop the flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 10, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Hats off to good people doing good things

September 9, 2014 There are several words to describe what happened at the Gierke Blueberry Farm this past weekend. Some modern terms would be “paying it forward” or a “random act of kindness. more »»

CCHS runs a humane animal shelter

September 8, 2014 Kudos are due to the Copper Country Humane Society. more »»

Politicians need to stop bickering and get to work

September 5, 2014 Anyone who thought now the Great Recession is over and the good times are rolling in the state of Michigan got an ice cold dose of reality recently with the release of an mLive story on the Michigan... more »»

Local government seeing benefits of Portage deal

September 4, 2014 When the announcement was made months ago that Portage Health had entered into an agreement with LifePoint, thus transforming the former non-profit entity into a for-profit health care provider,... more »»

Finlandia’s new initiatives appear to be working

September 3, 2014 While it may be too early to start popping corks, we do feel congratulations are in order for the admissions team at Finlandia University. more »»

Let’s not forget those who work so we can rest

September 1, 2014 Today, of course, is Labor Day, a time set aside for rest. A day on which we reflect and give thanks for the honor and privilege of working of having gainful employment. more »»

House vote on wolf hunting was the right decision

August 29, 2014 Michigan lawmakers voted on Wednesday to clear the way to allow continued hunting of gray wolves. more »»

Funding will help support lakes habitat

August 29, 2014 The Great Lakes, to put it lightly, are important to Michigan in more ways than one. Economically, they're important for shipping, Recreationally, they provide many ways to have fun. more »»

House vote on wolf hunting was the right decision

August 29, 2014 Michigan lawmakers voted on Wednesday to clear the way to allow continued hunting of gray wolves. more »»

Naming of bridge is a small, but fitting, gesture

August 28, 2014 Once again our State Representative has reached across the aisle in an attempt to get something done for the people of his district. On Tuesday, State Rep. more »»

Phone spoofs just aren’t fun at all

August 27, 2014 One of the more popular genres of television shows these days revolve around practical jokes and pranks. more »»

Hackers are after more than just personal info

August 27, 2014 A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4. more »»

Fair success a tribute to volunteers

August 26, 2014 The Houghton County Fair has come and gone and, once again, it is time to pay tribute to those who work so hard to provide one of the biggest and best county fairs in the U.. more »»

United States carries a dangerous debt

August 25, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in histor. more »»

Cooperative wildfire efforts are paying great dividends

August 23, 2014 The lingering snow from the winter of 2013-14 and cool, wet weather this spring and summer have spared the Upper Peninsula from a major wildfire season, but it's a much different story in the West. more »»

Dakota offers another side of the KBIC issue

August 21, 2014 I was away on vacation, but I did come back to represent myself before the entire Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council on Thursday morning last week. more »»

It’s time for the biggest ‘fest’ of the summer

August 20, 2014 As much fun as all these summer festivals have been, as residents of the Keweenaw, we may have reached the point, as we do every summer, where we are a bit “fested ou. more »»



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