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Cooperative wildfire efforts pay great dividends

August 21, 2014 The lingering snow from the winter of 2013-14 and cool, wet weather this spring and summer have spared the Upper Peninsula from a major wildfire season, but it’s a much different story in the West. more »»

Communications that are open key in city evaluations

August 20, 2014 Evaluation time is here for the city of Marquette. The city charter requires an annual review for City Manager Bill Vajda and City Attorney Ronald Keefe. more »»

Ebola prep here proper planning, given threat

August 19, 2014 Although some, perhaps many, might argue that it’s a waste of time, we wholeheartedly support moves made in recent months by the Marquette County Health Department to prepare for Ebola cases that... more »»

Senior Provider Network best way to utilize resources

August 18, 2014 The work being done by the Senior Provider Network is getting some much-deserved recognition by the state of Michigan for its innovative use of collaboration among many senior services agencies to... more »»

Take state’s advice: Fill propane tank, make plans early

August 17, 2014 In recent days, state officials have been urging propane customers to start thinking about the upcoming heating season no. more »»

Kids Count offers sobering stats on children in Michigan

August 17, 2014 For 25 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been compiling valuable information on the well-being of children, both nationally and in individual states. more »»

Police kick off new effort aimed at drunk drivers

August 16, 2014 We noted with pleasure that law enforcement officials, locally, regionally and across the state, have kicked off a new effort to aimed at finding, and arresting, drunk drivers. more »»

‘Oz,’ Woodstock were pair of significant milestones

August 15, 2014 Today marks the anniversary of two American cultural milestones. more »»

Depression often a private struggle but it doesn’t have to be

August 14, 2014 We join the collective outpouring of grief and sympathy being expressed at the unexpected death of Robin Williams. He was much too young and much too loved and admired to die as he did. more »»

Frank Sciotto remembered fondly by many people

August 13, 2014 Politicians come and go, but not all of them receive the fine tributes that have come the late Frank Sciotto’s wa. more »»

IPD officers called upon to handle unusual problem

August 12, 2014 Give the Ishpeming Police Department a good measure of credit. Officers last Friday night were called upon to handle a situation that was more reminiscent of the old west than modern police work. more »»

Vets expo provided assistance, info to area veterans

August 11, 2014 The U.P. Veterans Expo put on Friday and Saturday inside the Superior Dome in Marquette likely helped a lot of people. more »»

Locals look to state for cash to help offset freeze costs

August 10, 2014 County and municipal officials in Marquette County are continuing to seek financial aid for communities whose public works department budgets were devastated by last winter’s deep freeze. more »»

Feds, Veterans Administration have to find another way

August 10, 2014 We’ve heard and seen it all before. more »»

State’s GDP outpacing national average

August 9, 2014 With the near incessant refrain of bad news the average information consumer is apt to encounter these days, it’s easy to see how good news can sometimes escape attention. more »»

Plan to attend the U.P. Community Band Festival

August 8, 2014 We must offer a salute to the Marquette City Band, not just for the special event which it is hosting this weekend, but for its ongoing work in expanding its offerings. more »»

Voters made sound decision on MAPS millage request

August 7, 2014 Voters in Tuesday’s election came out solidly in support of the Marquette Area Public Schools sinking fund millage request. By a 2,687 to 1,533 margin, district voters approved the . more »»

Idle Congress left Obama with no choice

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress has just slinked out of town for a five-week summer recess, leaving behind its lowest public approval rating in 25 years, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC... more »»

30 years of injustice for Bhopal

August 7, 2014 The night of the industrial disaster is forever seared into the memory of the people of Bhopal, India. more »»

State marks 40 years of Endangered Species Act

August 6, 2014 Rare wildlife species don’t always recover on their own. They need help from government as well as private groups and individuals concerned about their survival. more »»



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