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Fight drugs, but spend money wisely

May 20, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Number of chickenpox cases is alarming

May 19, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Be aware of motorcyclists

May 18, 2016 May has arrived, which in the Upper Peninsula usually means it’s finally safe — well probably — to take that motorcycle out of the garage or storage unit, if it hasn’t already been out for the first... more »»

Paper or plastic? Let locals decide

May 17, 2016 Most people understand intuitively that the best government is one closest to the people, but a lot of legislators seem to have forgotten that simple tenet. more »»

PTO enhances school for students

May 14, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From: Webster Elementary School staff The staff at Webster Elementary School would like to say thank you to our PTO for another wonderful year. more »»

When is $500 million worth nothing?

May 13, 2016 When you throw it away on a plan designed to fail, to prove an ideological point that has nothing to do with helping children. more »»

What will the GOP stand for under Trump?

May 11, 2016 What does it mean to be a Republican with Donald Trump as the standard bearer of the Grand Old Party? A political party typically stands a presidential candidate who reflects its core values and... more »»

Entire U.P. helped make Marquette Hockeyville

May 9, 2016 During the intermission of the Tampa Bay Lighting and the New York Islanders Stanley Cup Playoff game on Saturday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman turned over the card showing the Lakeview Arena in... more »»

Community chips in to help others

May 7, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Softball Team: Thank you to everyone who donated cans/bottles or money to support the Gladstone High School Girls Softball team. more »»

State should prep for costly power plan

May 6, 2016 The Clean Power Plan would significantly harm Michigan’s economy beyond spiking electricity bills. The behemoth energy regulations could hurt personal incomes and slow the economy generally. more »»

Snyder should revisit casino issue

May 5, 2016 News recently that the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community continued to harbor interest in constructing a new casino complex at the former Marquette County Airport in Negaunee Township took many by... more »»

Bill would raise taxes on disabled veterans

May 4, 2016 It sounds like a small thing — just $10 million in the thousands of millions that Michigan’s state and local governments collect in taxes every year. But we think it’s hugely outrageou. more »»

Media needs to improve credibility with public

May 2, 2016 How much trust do you have in the media to report news fairly and accurately? According to recent poll results, a small minority have a favorable response to that question, and more than 40 percent... more »»

Thanks for great snowmobile trails

April 30, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Anne Okonek of Cornell: Winter didn’t last long and there wasn’t a lot of snow, but the warm weather and superb trail conditions still offered some outstanding... more »»

Revamping laws on domestic abuse

April 29, 2016 A seven-bill package is making its way through the State Legislature that, if ultimately signed into law, would revamp Michigan’s domestic abuse laws. State Re. more »»

Why not tax financial speculation?

April 26, 2016 BERKELEY — Why is there so little discussion about one of Bernie Sanders’s most important proposals — to tax financial speculation? Buying and selling stocks and bonds in order to beat others who ar... more »»

The Celtic tiger lives

April 26, 2016 DUBLIN — They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. more »»


April 26, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 117th day of 2016. There are 249 days left in the year. more »»

It’s easier to waste our money

April 25, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»



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