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Need exisits beyond holidays

January 5, 2015 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Community helped troopers spread holiday cheer

January 3, 2015 This week’s bouquets go to: From First Lieutenant Gregory S. more »»

Start with lasting peace in the Middle East

January 2, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation’s more important chief executives. more »»

Even with a deal, lawmakers whiff on roads

December 31, 2014 If you like your potholes, you can keep them. For at least another season, and that’s if we’re lucky. more »»

Fresh leadership needed at Secret ServiceUnless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation has concluded.

December 30, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Give the Great Lakes a boost

December 29, 2014 The U.S. Senate should pass the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014, a critical piece of legislation that keeps Great Lakes renewal efforts moving ahead. more »»

Good causes get support from community

December 27, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Valarie Norman of YAP: YAP (Youth Assistance Program) would like to send out a heart-felt thank you to the businesses and individuals who helped and all those that... more »»

U.P. projects good use of Trust Fund

December 26, 2014 The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recently recommended five Marquette County development projects for funding, among a dozen Upper Peninsula projects and four acquisitions totaling... more »»

Christmas at the shelter

December 24, 2014 ‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, every shelter is full — we are lost but not found. Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, we hope every minute that someone will care. more »»

Beyond pork barrel spending

December 22, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Help was there in a time of need

December 20, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Rita Meunier of Escanaba: On Dec 7, we brought my husband from Green Bay after heart surgery. When he got out of the car his legs gave way. more »»

Make a resolution to be a blood donor

December 19, 2014 The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in Januar. more »»

New gun control debate needed

December 18, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms but about toys that sometimes cause needless deaths of childre. more »»

Amateurs making military decisions? Bad idea

December 17, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Deer harvest about as bad as it has ever been

December 16, 2014 To just about nobody’s surprise, the recently concluded firearm deer season produced one of the smallest harvests in the Upper Peninsula in many years. more »»

Hallowed places deserve special treatment

December 15, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

CIA actions are unacceptable

December 13, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Let’s pay back local retailers

December 12, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Think before you shovel

December 11, 2014 If you have lived in the U.P. for any length of time you will encounter one other inevitable part of life besides death and taxes — shoveling snow. more »»

Body cameras for officers worth expense

December 10, 2014 Dash cameras have become a routine tool in policing in many communities, often funded with U.S. Department of Justice grants. more »»



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