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Pipeline plan should keep Great Lakes saferMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette took a prudent step to protect the Great Lakes from an environmental disaster stemming from a break in the underwater pipelines carrying petroleum across the Straits of Mackinac.The task force the attorney ...

Take a look at who’s coddling Denver’s social justice types

"All cops are bastards!""This is what white supremacy looks like!"On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police officers, who had gathered to pay tribute to Colorado's honorable men and women in blue.The event ...

Diaper dilemma: Mothers with problems they shouldn’t have

A worrisome trend in this country illustrates in the starkest terms how a mother's income affects not only her baby's health but hers, too.Child Trends - a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center - reported in 2013 that low-income parents, especially single mothers, have higher rates of ...

Trumping himself: ‘The Donald’ keeps getting better and better

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.The "worse" he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don't hang on every word. We hang on the edge of our seats waiting for the next word. Whatever will this man say next?Trump's list of ...

Blueberries: BOUNTY OR BUST?

MARQUETTE - Downtown Marquette is gearing up for the 14th annual Blueberry Festival next week, but blueberries have been a part of the Upper Peninsula fare for generations.Native Americans dried them, used them in pemmican, a mixture of fat and dried meat or added them to venison stew.White ...

GOP in trap of becoming just Congressional party

In five of the past six presidential elections, the Republican Party has lost the nation's popular vote to the Democrats.In those same six presidential contests, 18 states and the District of Columbia, totaling among them 242 electoral votes (you need only 270 to win the White House), have ...

Dorothy (DeLorensi) Truckey

ISHPEMING, MI. - Dorothy Truckey, 89, passed away on July 18, 2015 at the Mather Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family.Dorothy was born July 8, 1926 in Ishpeming to Louis and Clara (LaForest) DeLorensi, graduated from Negaunee St. Paul High School, Class of 1943, and worked for many ...

William “Bill” J. Wiltzius

WELLS, MI. - William (Bill) James Wiltzius, 88, of Negaunee, formerly of Wells, passed away on July 19, 2015 at Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee where he had lived for the past 16 months.He was born on October 12, 1926 at Chemical Plant Location, Gladstone, the son of the late Joseph and ...

Elizabeth R. “Betty” Stone

MARQUETTE, MI. - Elizabeth R. "Betty" Stone, 93, of Marquette, died on Saturday, July 18, 2015. She was reunited with her parents Herman and Mary Fassbender, her husband Raymond Stone, her son Gordon Stone and her brother John Fassbender.The greatest joy in Betty's life was her family, and she ...

Esther C. Deloria

NEWBERRY, MI. - Esther C. Deloria, 99, a longtime resident of Newberry and now of Sault Ste. Marie, died at her home with her family by her side.Visitation will be held at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at the ...

Ruth M. Massey

NEWBERRY, MI. - Ruth M. Massey, 81, a lifelong area resident, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.According to her wishes, cremation services have already been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at ...

Gary L. Sevarns

NEWBERRY, MI. - Lifelong Newberry resident, Gary L. Sevarns, 64, died Sunday evening July 19, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.Per request, cremation services were accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the L.M.A.S. ...

Dale F. “Froggy” Fredette

ISHPEMING, MI - Dale F. "Froggy" Fredette, age 71, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Monday July 20, 2015 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Dale had been in ill health for the past year and a half.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the ...

Donald F. Uren

L'ANSE, MI. - Donald F. Uren, 86, of L'Anse, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI.Private family services will be held.Mr. Uren's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family at ...

Hillary Clinton’s answer to struggling economy? Suddenly it’s 1947 again

Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the single individual most likely to be elected the next president.So it's worthwhile looking closely at and behind her words when she deigns to speak on public policy, as she did in her July 14 speech on economics.It contained quite a bit of chaff as well as ...

GOP race: Scott Walker should not crown himself too soon

WASHINGTON - The latest entry into the mob of 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, is said to be his own political consultant, having spent much of his life running for one office or another, starting in high school.In his announcement the other day, he ...

Question is, is President Obama witting or just plain witless on Iran?

"I was elected to end wars, not start them." - Barack Obama"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." - George OrwellA question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, ...

Waging jihad on US troops is much more than a circumstance

Four U.S. Marines, barred from carrying weapons at naval training facilities despite explicit ISIS threats against our military, are dead in Tennessee.Another service member and a Chattanooga police officer survived gunshots after Thursday's two-stage massacre allegedly at the hands of ...

Just for fun, let’s pretend your next breath is your last breath

Three summers ago, just days after my 55th birthday, my 4-year-old grandson stood next to me at the bathroom sink and stared into the mirror as I dabbed a few drops of liquid makeup around my face and started spreading it around.He was trying to be patient, as he knew I had to finish whatever ...

South Carolina murder suspect didn’t achieve desired goals

WASHINGTON - In South Carolina these days, no one speaks his name.The 21-year-old man-boy, who allegedly murdered nine people and incited unity instead of the race war he hoped for, has been condemned to an eternal slog not toward fame but to ignominy.He is no one."We don't say his name," Gov. ...