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Industry support for e-cig ban deserves much skepticism

March 16, 2014 The sellers of addictive substances will try to convince you otherwise, but they're in the business of getting people hooked on their products. more »»

Well-deserved Partnership awards given out at dinner

March 15, 2014 The recipients of the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s annual awards deserve positive public notice. U.P. more »»

Icy dip will support great cause

March 14, 2014 Despite the brutally cold weather this winter, some brave souls are doing something Saturday you have to watch to believe. They are going to jump into a pond of icy cold water on the Ides of March. more »»

City moving wisely in Lake Bancroft clean-up effort

March 13, 2014 The city of Ishpeming appears to be heading in the right direction in regard to the planned clean-up of Lake Bancroft. more »»

National parks well worth federal investment

March 12, 2014 If you’ve ever wondered if the tax money the federal government sets aside for national parks is money well invested, wonder no more. more »»

All who are able and willing should think about giving blood

March 11, 2014 The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center is struggling to survive a tough winte. more »»

Reopening of rustic state campgrounds a good thing

March 10, 2014 In recent years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shut down numerous state forest campgrounds, including several in the Upper Peninsula, for reasons largely related to budget concerns. more »»

Economics among stumbling blocks in MAPS talks

March 9, 2014 We believe it is unfortunate that there is no current contract in place between the Marquette Area Public Schools and its teachers. more »»

Transportation funding crossroads approaches

March 9, 2014 A good transportation system is essential to the lives of the people of Michigan. more »»

Eminent domain use in road issue is dangerous

March 9, 2014 People far and wide, familiar with Upper Peninsula residents, speak admirably of their independence and individualism. This individualism demands adherence to personal liberties and rights for all. more »»

Incarceration agitation: We must work on sentencing guidelines

March 9, 2014 No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. more »»

Arts, antiques event in Ishpeming a fine diversion

March 8, 2014 Proponents of the local arts and antiques scenes have been quietly enjoying an event in Ishpeming this week that brings both worlds togethe. more »»

Funding needed to address widespread frost problems

March 6, 2014 The prolonged frigid temperatures that have smothered the area this winter have everybody hoping for early arriving springlike weather. more »»

Proposed cuts to Great Lakes programs a very bad deal

March 5, 2014 We think President Barack Obama is in deep water in proposing significant cuts to programs that address the Great Lakes most urgent environmental threats. more »»

Flag law isn’t game changer but still important

March 4, 2014 It might be a small thing to most but we whole heartedly support a move made last week by Gov. Rick Snyder relating to flags put on the graves of veterans. more »»

Local DWTS a positive fundraiser, experience for area

March 3, 2014 In homes across Marquette County, people are practicing their fox-trots, two-steps and tangos as the contestants in this year’s “Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style” get ready for the May... more »»

Extending mine life is unqualified good news

March 2, 2014 Great news for the Marquette iron range was announced recently with Cliffs Natural Resources saying it had entered into a revised agreement which will allow the life of the Empire Mine to be extende... more »»

Time to change U.P. combination licenses

March 2, 2014 It’s time for a change in combination deer licenses for the Upper Peninsula back to what they were prior to 2008 with one unrestricted tag. more »»

Increasing minimum wage a good way to reward hard work

March 2, 2014 Congress should raise the minimum wage to make sure work is worthwhile for all Americans. more »»

Always remember safety comes first in festivities

March 1, 2014 St. Patrick’s Day may be two-plus weeks away, but the end-of-winter parties are getting started as early as this weekend. more »»

 
 

 

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