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Ballast provision should not weaken lakes protections

May 31, 2016 A bill that’s making its way through Congress that has a lot of people expressing alarm, has us alarmed. more »»

Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend

May 30, 2016 There’s a graphic that’s making the rounds online these days that shows a visual representation of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. more »»

Are you traveling for a vacation? Consider great places in region

May 29, 2016 While some people may choose to travel to far off distant locales and wait for hours in line at the airport, another option could be to take a short ride to any one of the Upper Peninsula’s many... more »»

Peter, Audrey Kaufman more than earned community accolade

May 28, 2016 At this week’s Kaufman Awards in Marquette, there was a special standing ovation, but this time it was not for one of the students receiving an award. more »»

Tenth Honor Flight mission called a resounding success

May 27, 2016 Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is in the book and it was a smashing success. more »»

Exercise additional care, caution while driving over weekend

May 26, 2016 This weekend is the traditional unofficial kickoff of the summer season, with residents and visitors to the area spending more time on the region’s highways and byways. more »»

World Cup luge event cancelation makes little sense

May 25, 2016 We were dismayed to learn the 2017 International Luge Federation’s World Cup natural luge competition scheduled for January at Negaunee’s Lucy Hill was canceled by the United States Luge Associatio. more »»

Food distribution will address need in community

May 24, 2016 A lot of good is going to get done in?Negaunee Wednesday when a large quantity of food will be donated to area needy. more »»

Drug investigation, convictions reveal much work remains

May 23, 2016 Anyone who thought the danger from drugs — specifically the most dangerous narcotics out there — was a thing of the past in Superiorland had their bubble burst late last week when federal and state... more »»

Snyder should sign bill governing ballot signature collections

May 22, 2016 The Michigan House of Representatives last week narrowly approved Senate Bill 776, which will set a firm 180-day window for the collection of petition signatures needed to put a statewide ballot... more »»

WHS students well represent school, area in competition

May 21, 2016 Without much effort, one can find a great deal of spirit at Westwood High School. The hallways and classrooms are typically adorned in Patroit colors, no matter what the season or sport. more »»

MACC awards will recognize excellence in community, area

May 20, 2016 Tonight, the community is invited to gather at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center to attend the 20th Annual Art Awards and to help honor outstanding individuals who make life better for u... more »»

Permanent solution needed for Republic Dam situation

May 19, 2016 There are several aspects of the state’s infrastructure that are becoming old enough to be termed obsolete, and either need replacing or major upgradin. more »»

Ending massive rape kit backlog should be priority

May 18, 2016 A Detroit man recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for a 2008 rape in Southfield that wasn’t fully investigated until evidence was retrieved from Detroit police storage. more »»

Use of UPPCO funds for city boat launch project appropriate

May 16, 2016 Purchase and installation of a barrier free non-motorized boat launch at the developing Clark Lambros Beach Park in Marquette is an appropriate use of funds received by the city following the... more »»

Forest products bill should help position industry in future

May 15, 2016 The history of the timber industry in the Upper Peninsula is incredibly rich. While forest products may not be at the height it once was, a bill U.S. Sen. more »»

Congress corrects military in Arlington cemetery WASP vote

May 14, 2016 We wholeheartedly support a vote last week by Congress to allow the cremated remains from women who served during World War II as non-military volunteer pilots to be interred in Arlington National... more »»

Post office Annual Food Drive a chance to help your neighbor

May 13, 2016 This Saturday, being able to help a hungry neighbor is as easy as walking to your mailbox. That’s when the Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive will be taking place locally and around the nation. more »»

Attention motorists: Busy Wright Street is about to get busier

May 12, 2016 It looks like it’s going to be a busy summer for traffic on Wright Street in the city of Marquette and Marquette Township. more »»

Increase in traffic deaths in Michigan a sobering trend

May 11, 2016 With the summer driving season almost upon us, passing almost unnoticed earlier this week was a report from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, which noted a significant increase in the... more »»



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