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Local teen’s work in African orphanage a great example

September 15, 2014 While most other teenagers are worrying about class schedules, homework and the latest hits on iTunes, there’s one area 14-year-old looking to do a little good in the world. more »»

 
 
 
State land transactions good for the area, region

September 14, 2014 Among a dozen-and-a-half land transactions approved this past week by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh, four were approved for the Upper Peninsula, including a deal of... more »»

Ready, set, let the politics in the state of Michigan begin

September 14, 2014 Michigan voters may already feel as if they’re inundated with political advertising preoccupied with nasty personal attack. more »»

Lakeshore Boulevard project gains needed momentum

September 13, 2014 The city of Marquette appears to be moving in the right direction in its efforts to revamp a stretch of Lakeshore Boulevard that skirts the Lake Superior shoreline. more »»

Walt Kyle Mile a great community fundraiser

September 12, 2014 The Walt Kyle Mile has evolved in its six years of raising funds for the Beacon House, the hospitality house for patients receiving medical care and their loved ones. more »»

Lots of good churches

September 11, 2014 To the Journal editor: My husband and I recently received an anonymous letter specifically addressed (handwritten) to us. more »»

Events of 9/11 should never be forgotten

September 11, 2014 Today marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, and a number of events are scheduled in many of the usual places to mark the occasion. more »»

Forget about a suspension, put Rice behind bars

September 10, 2014 In a time when scandals and off-the-field antics have just as much to do with the NFL?as the actual games, the league finally got something right. more »»

Landmark Inn must stay a gem despite new ownership

September 9, 2014 At first thought, the words “Landmark Inn to be sold” could instill thoughts of sadness. more »»

Community support needed for skate park work

September 8, 2014 The skate plaza in the city of Marquette, located at the corner of Pine Street and Fair Avenue, has been up and running for one year, allowing youth in the area to hone their skateboard, scooter and... more »»

Helicopter testing looks like good deal for Sawyer

September 7, 2014 The deal Marquette County officials are trying to work out with the U.. more »»

U.P. veterans enjoy another successful Honor Flight

September 6, 2014 Another successful Upper Peninsula honor Flight is in the books, and there are another 80 military veterans from the U.P. who have enjoyed the trip of a lifetime. more »»

Honest conversation on race

September 6, 2014 After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America. more »»

Let’s play toxic whack-a-mole

September 6, 2014 Popular activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking come with all kinds of risks. more »»

Interlocal pact step in right direction

September 5, 2014 We like, for several reasons, a pact approved by both the Marquette City Commission and Marquette County Board of Commissioners earlier this week. more »»

‘Stuff the Bus’ helps students most in need

September 4, 2014 It’s not difficult to tell that summer is waning and fall is fast approaching, with leaves of deciduous trees starting to change color, the sun rising later and setting earlier each day and school... more »»

Community to observe Pride Festival

September 3, 2014 The inaugural Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride Festival is set for Saturday at Tourist Park in Marquette. The purpose of the event is to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. more »»

Politicians need to stop bickering and get to work

September 2, 2014 Anyone who thought now the Great Recession is over and the good times are rolling in the state of Michigan got an ice cold dose of reality recently with the release of an mLive story on the Michigan... more »»

Labor Day is much more than brats, backyards and brews

September 1, 2014 On this Labor Day, many of us will take some time to cheer on our friends and neighbors during the annual Labor Day Parade in Ishpeming, and get together with family for a Monday afternoon barbecue,... more »»

Opolka well deserving of agency boat honor

August 31, 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources —following a long-standing tradition of its law enforcement division— named a new 27-foot patrol boat for Frank Opolka, a former deputy director of the... more »»

With great police firepower comes great responsibility

August 31, 2014 Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers. more »»

 
 

 

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