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Veterans’ centers appointment waits are unacceptable

June 11, 2014 Veterans’ centers have been the subject of a lot of negative press lately, with delayed care for vets a serious problem nationwide. more »»

Keeping little ones busy throughout summer is easy

June 10, 2014 Now that schools all over the Upper Peninsula are either out for summer, or about to be out for summer, what in the world are parents going to do in order to keep their younger kids occupied? While... more »»

Sawyer open house designed to showcase facility

June 9, 2014 Sawyer International Airport is getting ready for it’s inaugural “Sawyer Discovery Day” open house, set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. more »»

MAPS contract stalemate matter of dollars and ‘sense’

June 8, 2014 In political campaigns, there are typically two candidates trying to sell opposing viewpoints to win you over to their sid. more »»

State minimum-wage deal is worth effort to cheer about

June 8, 2014 For a few hours (last) 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 »»

Michigan Boating Week has just sailed into port

June 7, 2014 This week is officially Michigan Boating Week, a time when residents and visitors are encouraged to experience the many boating opportunities the state has to offer. more »»

Learning English essential skill

June 7, 2014 California is home to the largest population of limited English-speaking students in the nation, mostly immigrants and children of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. more »»

Bank fraud: Where is Justice Department?

June 7, 2014 The range of abuses and crimes committed by banks seems to grow without end. As soon as one predatory practice fades from the headlines, another appears moments later. more »»

Nation must never forget price paid on Normandy beaches

June 6, 2014 Seventy years ago today was the start of the end of World War II: D-Day. more »»

Fish die-offs final remnant of long, hard winter

June 5, 2014 Just about everyone will agree that the winter of 2013-14 was one of the harshest in several years. more »»

Motorized use an experiment for Heritage trail

June 4, 2014 There will be some some changes to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail this season, with westbound parts of the trail to differ from its traditional use. more »»

Railroad corridor acquisition a plus for western UP

June 3, 2014 State officials near Ontonagon are looking at buying about 13 miles of inactive railway to make vital connections in a section of the western Upper Peninsula’s trail system. more »»

Heels for Healing shows how Yoopers help each other

June 2, 2014 It seems like Upper Peninsula residents are always ready to rally around a family in need, no matter the situation. more »»

Remaining ice floes are bringing attention to Marquette

June 1, 2014 From New York to Houston and beyond, a whole lot of attention has been paid in recent days to the remaining ice floes of Lake Superior and, in particular, Marquette. more »»

Upcoming trail event is a good thing for everyone

May 31, 2014 After a long and hard winter — the longest and hardest the Upper Peninsula has endured in over 30 years — many Yoopers may be questioning why exactly they live here. more »»

Art award recipients worthy

May 30, 2014 Tonight, a group of worthy citizens will be saluted at the 18th Annual Arts Awards for the city of Marquette. more »»

Stream project offers many benefits

May 29, 2014 Anglers weren’t the only ones enjoying wading in trout streams on a warm, sunny Saturday last weekend, with a group of volunteers hitting two northern Marquette County streams with nets and buckets... more »»

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

May 28, 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 »»

It’s not too early to think about rip currents

May 27, 2014 Rip Current Awareness Week begins Sunday and although many people don’t think of these dangerous currents during their normal waking hours, perhaps they should. more »»

Journal continues to closely monitor price of gasoline

May 25, 2014 If anyone assumes that because there have not been any recent editorials on the subject, that we quit paying attention to the price of gas in Marquette, rest assured that we have not. more »»



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