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Gas tax to repair state roads deserves consideration

July 1, 2015 Michigan voters overwhelmingly turned down Proposal 1 on May 5, which would have raised the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent with the goal of funding deteriorating roads. more »»

Fireworks display looking to be among best ever

June 30, 2015 We join the greater Marquette area plus visitors in anxiously awaiting the upcoming Fourth of July fireworks display, set for this coming Saturday in Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park. more »»

Annual Rotary fish boil another great community event

June 29, 2015 Helped by one of the best days, weather-wise, the area has experienced all summer, the annual Rotary Fish Boil was held Saturday in Marquette and, by all accounts, was a great success. more »»

LifeRing may be viable alternative to AA for some people

June 28, 2015 A program that started recently in Marquette might provide a viable alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, if that well-known group’s connection to religion is objectionable. more »»

Celebrity golf event goes to support great cause

June 27, 2015 It’s good when one can break out the golf clubs and hit the course for a few holes. It’s even better if one can sink a few birdies. more »»

HOG continues doing great work for Bay Cliff

June 26, 2015 The smiles on the youngster’ faces said it all: The Superior Chapter of the Harley Owners Group brings pure joy along when it travels up to Bay Cliff Health Camp to visit the campers and staff. more »»

Kivela meth bills offer chance at redemption

June 25, 2015 We support bills introduced recently by state Rep. more »»

Township ordinance getting jump on blight

June 24, 2015 Most people probably don’t want to live next to a yard full of junk or one with grass 16 inches long, even out in the country. more »»

New E. coli testing program wise use of public funds

June 23, 2015 The laboratory at the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment facility was among 11 across the state of Michigan to receive funding and equipment for a new E. coli testing method. more »»

No solution, or end, to gun violence in nation

June 22, 2015 Yet another mass shooting — this one much, much closer to home — and still, no one has any answers to the gun violence that continues to plague this great nation. more »»

Today a great day to thank your father for all that he does

June 21, 2015 Today is Father’s Day and on this occasion, we’d like to remind you of some wise words from wonderful actor JK Simmons. more »»

NMU tuition hike regrettable but necessary

June 20, 2015 Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday approved increasing the school’s tuition by 3.2 percent — which is the cap set by the state — for the 2015-16 academic year. more »»

Negaunee made correct decision on Sundberg building

June 19, 2015 With an eye on preservation and emphasizing heritage, tearing down old buildings is the last thing most city councils and commissions want to do these days. more »»

It’s official; City a superior place to paddle

June 18, 2015 It’s no surprise to most local paddlers that the Marquette area was included on a list of the best places in the country to canoe and kayak. more »»

Bressette continues to serve, long after war

June 17, 2015 Marquette’s Glen Bressette visits other veterans at his birthplace, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, which used to be St. Mary’s Hospital. more »»

Herp Atlas Project taking measure of herpetofauna

June 16, 2015 Although it may generate a few snickers, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources request for residents and others to keep an eye, and ear, out for reptiles and amphibians is serious. more »»

Negaunee financials are going in right direction

June 15, 2015 With most units of government feeling a financial pinch these days, it was nice to hear good economic news recently coming out of the city of Negaunee. more »»

Given the choices, NRC made right call on doe hunting

June 14, 2015 The Michigan Natural Resources Commission, the policy-making arm of the Department of Natural Resources, voted this week to eliminate doe permits for bow hunters for the upcoming 2015-16 season in... more »»

Marquette wise to undertake road projects

June 13, 2015 Once again, it’s that time of year for the smell of freshly placed asphalt and the sight of the bright orange-colored vests and hardhats of construction workers. more »»

PTSD death underscores need for aftercare

June 12, 2015 On Saturday, an American Marine from Tennessee named Mark will be honored at the DeYoung Family Zoo when one of his U.S. more »»



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