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New meth laws are welcome step in right direction

July 1, 2014 Anything reasonable that makes it harder to cook up batches of methamphetamine makes a lot of sense to us. That’s why we support a trio of bills signed into law by Gov. more »»

Grant will greatly improve Sawyer lighting system

June 30, 2014 Sawyer International Airport recently received a $1. more »»

Commission recall effort is appalling over reaction

June 29, 2014 Here we go again. The recall process is being used to try to oust three Marquette city commissioners over the boathouse flap. more »»

Proposal 1 will greatly improve Michigan employment climate

June 29, 2014 A proposal that helps Michigan businesses without hurting local governments and schools is a good deal for everyone, including homeowners. That's why voters should support Proposal 1 during the Aug. more »»

Michigan Merit Curriculum law a positive step

June 28, 2014 Legislation signed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder that helps ease restrictions put in place by the Michigan Merit Curriculum are a long-awaited change we’re excited to see made. more »»

Township rink plans shaping up into great project

June 27, 2014 We like plans from Marquette Township that made a bit of news this week, plans to develop an outdoor ice rink and warming house at Lions Field. more »»

July 4th fireworks displays deserve community support

June 26, 2014 As the Fourth of July holiday draws near, residents across the Upper Peninsula and visitors to the region are eagerly awaiting all the festivities that accompany it. more »»

Jill Richardson

June 24, 2014 People in the transportation industry, including Michigan Department of Transportation officials, have been telling us for years the state’s bridge system is, in many respects, in exceedingly poor... more »»

Accountability needed in Medicaid overpayment mess

June 23, 2014 A recent state audit showed that Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services primarily because it failed to obtain invoices and... more »»

Federal, state aid needed to offset winter costs

June 22, 2014 As the costs of last winter’s deep freeze damages continue to rise to near $20 million, we hope federal and state officials will continue to keep a keen eye cast on the severe impact the last... more »»

Marquette teachers support strong district

June 22, 2014 In its June 8 editorial, The Mining Journal encouraged both sides in the Marquette teacher negotiations “to keep an open mind and realize they have similar goals, which are a strong and viable... more »»

Seclusion rooms in schools are bad idea

June 22, 2014 Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is the federally mandated protection and advocacy agency charged with providing advocacy services to people with disabilities in Michigan. more »»

Children have no business in adult criminal justice system

June 22, 2014 Every state allows juveniles to be tried as adults for some criminal offenses, this in spite research that suggests that it does little to deter crime or reduce recidivism. more »»

Marquette Mountain event good Saturday entertainment

June 21, 2014 Mud runs are becoming more and more popular all over the country. There are all sorts of events that are spreading like wildfire: The Spartan Run; Tough Mudder; Color Blast runs and many others. more »»

Summer has almost arrived, officially

June 20, 2014 Many of us might not be awake at the moment summer arrives: 6:51 a.m. EDT Saturda. more »»

Road work season is upon us; drive with extra care

June 19, 2014 Upper Peninsula residents waited longer than usual for the lingering winter of 2013-14 to dissipate and summer-like weather to arrive, but it’s finally here. more »»

Eric Smith well deserving of broadcast honors

June 18, 2014 Eric Smith, director of broadcasting and audio visual services at Northern Michigan University, is being saluted this summer as one of five Michigan Association of Broadcasters summer award honoree. more »»

NMU tuition hike reasonable, probably unavoidable

June 17, 2014 Northern Michigan University released its fee schedule for the 2014-15 — fall and winter semesters — school year. NMU has increased tuition by 3. more »»

Carmike decision to not put up theater fight surprising

June 16, 2014 With the recent closing of the Carmike Royal Cinema 10, area residents can get their popcorn and big screen fix at the new Marquette Cinemas in Marquette Township. more »»

GlidePath option one component of good planning

June 15, 2014 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh approved selling an option to purchase 120 acres located in the Gwinn Management Unit to GlidePath Power, LLC of Elmhurst, Illinois for... more »»



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