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Houghton Jail’s Still a Hole

July 14, 2016 Lyrics to the song “30 Days in the Hole” by Humble Pie Houghton Jail’s still a hole (Place is not so nice) Houghton Jail’s still a hole Houghton Jail’s still a hole (Lord have mercy) Cells... more »»

Bilge discharge fine should have been higher

July 13, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

Library card holds power of interlibrary loan

July 12, 2016 It might be hard to believe, but your library card is infused with the power to access all the many collections of libraries in the region, state, nation and around the world. more »»

Young people’s voice needed in this election

July 11, 2016 Why should young people vote? Does it really matter? The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed ‘Brexit. more »»

Honor remains intact after vandalism

July 9, 2016 They answered their country’s call. They entered harm’s way. They stood in the line of fire. And to their everlasting honor, they took a bullet. more »»

Conservation project to benefit birds, butterflies

July 8, 2016 If you’re riding your bicycle along Lake Superior between the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey and the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette, you might see newly planted garden spots along the way. more »»

County’s hostility toward recycling holds us all back

July 7, 2016 When it comes to recycling, Houghton County needs to get with the progra. more »»

Death of Wiesel, Holocaust witness, loss to generations

July 6, 2016 Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor who lost his family to Nazi brutality in two separate concentration camps, died Saturday. He was 87. more »»

Young people need to make their votes count

July 5, 2016 Why should young people vote? Does it really matter? The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed ‘Brexit. more »»

Sexual assault victims deserve transparency

July 4, 2016 Agencies that work with victims of sexual assault should have a singular mission: provide support and services these victims need. more »»

Drug testing law (again) proves ineffective

July 2, 2016 Drug-testing welfare recipients has been shown repeatedly to be ineffective, wasteful and insulting, none which prevented the state of Michigan from launching its own pilot program in 2015. more »»

Munising area addressing large tourism growth

July 1, 2016 When a community depends on tourism for much of its economic vitality, there can be ups and downs that present a challenge to local officials and business owners. more »»

TMI? Get the good stuff at your local library

June 30, 2016 Before the internet, when information was finite, public libraries were the best places to go for access. more »»

Pictured Rocks Lakeshore site marks milestone

June 29, 2016 We’d like to add our voice to a well-deserving chorus of “Happy Birthdays” being directed toward the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The site, a part of the U.S. more »»

Government of the people takes a team effort

June 28, 2016 Everybody talks about how government fails the people, but few do anything about it. People get the government they deserve, depending on their work and effort in elections. more »»

Meijer project in Marquette takes steps forward

June 27, 2016 The people in charge of the Meijer development in Marquette Township took a big step forward this week when the Marquette Township Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary site plans... more »»

Be careful about using fireworks to celebrate

June 24, 2016 The Fourth of July holiday is less than two weeks away. But the fireworks already have started. more »»

Proactive stance on potential oil spills

June 23, 2016 Mention the word “Enbridge” and you might be met with a look of consternation. more »»

Visit to Wall is chance to thank Vietnam vets

June 22, 2016 It troubles us to say it, but it appears just enough years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War that it has become increasingly difficult to see what the conflict meant to the United States... more »»

Beartown crew deployed to New Mexico wildfire

June 21, 2016 On the road to fight another beast, the Beartown firefighters are rolling up on a big one in New Mexico. more »»

 
 

 

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