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Minimum wage hike could have consequences

June 19, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing’s lawmakers recently made the decision to hike Michigan’s minimum wage. more »»

2016 chances may be hurt by GOP’s midterm strength

June 19, 2014 DENVER (AP) — Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mit... more »»

Almanac

June 19, 2014 Today is Thursday, June 19, the 170th day of 2014. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. more »»

Yes vote is best choice for retirees

June 18, 2014 There’s little mystery in the choice facing Detroit city retirees. more »»

Almanac

June 18, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2014. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1964, President Lyndon B. more »»

Crime doesn’t take a vacation

June 17, 2014 Most of us relish the relaxed pace summer provides and eagerly anticipate spending time away from home with family and friends. more »»

Area’s trails have much to offer

June 16, 2014 There are many ways to enjoy the natural wonders of the area, and just about as many modes of transportation to reach those outdoor offerings. more »»

Gladstone baseball supporters hit a home run

June 14, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Gladstone High School Baseball supporters The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters, coaches, team members and parents would like to say thank you to the Gladston... more »»

Distracted driving a real danger

June 13, 2014 With more than 3,000 people killed nationwide in distracted-affected crashes in 2012, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is seeking to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. more »»

OK of bankruptcy deal shows

June 12, 2014 Lansing, take a bo. more »»

Motorized use an experiment for Heritage trail

June 11, 2014 There will be some changes to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail this season, with westbound parts of the trail to differ from its traditional use. more »»

Bridges and roads need to be given appropriate funds

June 10, 2014 Once the pride of our country, our nation’s highway system has seen better days. more »»

Gov. Snyder declares Michigan Boating Week

June 9, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder signed a declaration establishing June 7-14 as Michigan Boating Week, encouraging residents and visitors to experience the many boating opportunities the state has to offer. more »»

Bergdahl swap latest example of broken promises

June 6, 2014 You might remember a few years back, shortly after taking office, President Obama, sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. more »»

Children warm hearts of veterans

June 6, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Dorothy J. Kollmann: “Bouquets to the school children of the elementary school. more »»

Duck family tale a fine example of why we live in U.P.

June 5, 2014 It may seem a small thing but really, it was a huge example of why people choose to live in an area like the central Upper Peninsula. The small thing was a flock of ducklings trapped in a storm drain. more »»

A minimum-wage compromise worth cheering about

June 4, 2014 For a few hours Tuesday, it looked like retrograde Republicans in the state House had figured out how to kill a bipartisan compromise designed to improve the lot of Michigan’s working families. more »»

Patience needed in construction zones

June 3, 2014 With Memorial Day behind us, we are, unofficially, in the Summer Tourism Season here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Reading Buddies make a difference

June 2, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Christine Lundin: “On behalf of the Rapid River Reading Buddies, I would like to thank all the volunteers who made a difference in the life of a child. more »»

Soo Film Festival a positive growth step for area

June 2, 2014 A little bit of Hollywood is coming to the Upper Peninsula this summer by way of the Soo Film Festival. Set for Aug. more »»

 
 

 

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