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Legislative solution to dark store tax issue may be coming

April 27, 2015 Marquette County officials who returned from a trip to Lansing this month said they were encouraged by some possible forward movement on securing a legislative remedy for the big box or “dark stores... more »»

Memo to voters: Proposal 1 a bad idea at the wrong time

April 26, 2015 Michigan voters on May 5 will be asked to consider a proposal that would make four very specific changes to the state constitution with a view, among other things, toward generating new money — a lo... more »»

Another successful Honor Flight has become history

April 24, 2015 Congratulations to the organizers of Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Mission 8 for another wonderful trip for our area’s World War II and Korean War veterans. For those who missed it, U.P. more »»

John Hinkley should not be released from mental hospitalJohn Hinkley should not be released from mental hospital

April 24, 2015 It is rare indeed that officialdom produces an idea, concept or policy initiative that is totally without merit. Yet, that seems to be what’s afoot as far as the future of John Hinkley is concerned. more »»

Beware marijuana

April 23, 2015 To the Journal editor: I read the article regarding the proposed ballot drive to address the legalization of marijuana in Michigan. This scares me. more »»

Sawyer a great host for National Guard training

April 23, 2015 Having K.I. Sawyer be the home of a regional Michigan Army National Guard training site appears to be a logical proposal. The former U.S. more »»

Veterans most worthy of modest housing support

April 22, 2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program have awarded $1.6 million to combat Michigan veteran homelessness. more »»

Laws prohibit drones from being used to hunt, harass

April 21, 2015 We support a pair of bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder last week aimed at preventing the use of drones to hunt game or harass hunters or anglers. State Sen. more »»

DNR program helps develop leadership in young people

April 20, 2015 A program that will not only develop leadership skills among area youth but increase awareness and knowledge of natural resources deserves support. more »»

Adopt-A-Highway program continues doing great work

April 19, 2015 This month, Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway workers will return to roadsides across the state to clean-up trash in the first of three annual trash pick-up efforts. more »»

Anderson did superior work in lengthy career

April 18, 2015 Superiorland lost a respected educator recently when Karen Anderson called it a career. more »»

Gwinn students learn a persuasive letter can pay off

April 17, 2015 One would not normally equate socks with self-expression. But students at Gwinn High School recently learned the two can be linked. And 328 pairs of socks prove that. more »»

BLP maintenance effort has multiple benefits to area

April 16, 2015 A project underway at the Shiras Steam Plant has additional benefits beyond maintaining and updating the coal-burning facility. more »»

Tribunal missed mark

April 15, 2015 To the Journal editor:  The recent decision of the Michigan Tax Tribunal to dramatically reduce the taxable value of big box stores such as Lowe’s, Target and Menard’s is impacting more than local... more »»

FOIA request to city should be fine tuned to get best results

April 15, 2015 The Marquette City Commission earlier this week upheld city officials’ decision to deny a Freedom of Information Act request from Michael Neiger, a representative of Save Founders Landing Beach, for... more »»

New drunken, drugged boating standards make good sense

April 14, 2015 We join what we suspect is a significant majority of people in the state of Michigan in applauding new laws addressing what might be described as drunken or drugged boating or snowmobile and ORV... more »»

Marquette in process of developing new master plan

April 13, 2015 Because of the importance of the document and its role in charting future developments, the people making decisions at Marquette City Hall are wise to update the city’s Master Plan. more »»

Although gains made locally, VA has work to do in health care

April 12, 2015 We sincerely hope readers paid close attention to a long-awaited report on veterans health care that was released last week. more »»

Blueberry Fest poster design contest a fun, artistic activity

April 11, 2015 Although today’s sloppy, late winter conditions might not look a lot like it, the warm days of summer are just ahead. more »»

Fellow Flowers movement growing stronger by the day

April 10, 2015 Two native central Upper Peninsula women are blossoming on the national stage, evidenced by being featured on the “Today” show last Saturday. more »»



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