Opinion

UP gets noticed by global travel guide

Editorials

Nepal, Venice, Belize ... and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.No, that's not the listing on some joke T-shirt or a "one of these is not like the other" test. It was a serious endorsement by global travel publisher Lonely Planet, which ranked the U.P. among the 10 top travel values in the world for ...

GOP needs to revert to nominating Republicans

Columns

WASHINGTON - When told that the New England transcendentalist Margaret Fuller had grandly declared "I accept the universe," the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle dryly remarked: "She'd better." Much ink and indignation has been spilled concerning whether Donald ("I am much more humble than ...

Clinton supports abortion, so vote to elect Trump

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Nov. 8 is not very far off when Americans will have the opportunity to vote for our next President. As usual, we don't have perfect candidates to choose from. There are vast differences, however, between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, since they agree on practically nothing. One major ...

Making sure Halloween scares are of safe variety

Editorials

While Halloween is supposed to have its share of frightening moments, making the rounds trick or treating shouldn't be seriously scary - or dangerous.Yet Halloween annually is among the deadliest nights of the year for pedestrians and motorists, according to AAA, which annually sends out its ...

Affordable Care Act proves costly

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:In regard to insurance costs and the so-called Affordable Care Act, I have the following personal facts and opinions.My employer had offered a respectable health care package that covered my wife and I at a cost to me of $480 a month.After the so-called Affordable Care Act became law, my ...

Mursau grateful for voter support

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I'd like to take this opportunity to thank constituents for your support over the years. It's been an honor to represent you in the Wisconsin Legislature in Madison and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to serve you these next two years.I don't take your vote of confidence for ...

Quick state action appreciated in disaster declaration

Editorials

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday approved a disaster declaration for Marquette County, three days after unusually heavy rains pummeled the area, causing heavy, localized flooding in the Chocolay River.Roadways were damaged and a handful of people had to be rescued from their homes in Chocolay, West ...

Johnson would push for what Michigan, UP need

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:What do you expect from your U.S. Congressman?Michigan needs infrastructure upgrades - water and sewer pipes; roads and bridges; dependable, clean, sustainable energy sources. In Northern and Upper Peninsula Congressional District 1, we also need much more: a new Soo Lock, a safe ...

Start planning for a U.P. winter

Editorials

Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared Nov. 6-12 as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan.As we know, Upper Michigan winters are severe, so preparedness, awareness and common ...

Time to fix health care

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I have a sister-in-law and a stepdaughter who suffer from lupus. I do mean suffer, as this is a terrible disease and sometimes it is not even possible to control the pain.I have a friend from grade school, younger than me but suffering from bad hips and needing a cane to walk very ...

Transporting rifles or shotguns

Columns

A citizen asked if a person who has a concealed pistol license is able to transport an uncased rifle or shotgun in their vehicle. This is a great question with the small game and bird seasons in full swing in Northern Michigan right now.A concealed pistol license allows you to carry a "pistol," ...

DEA coordinates Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Editorials

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the public can dispose of their unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, including the Michigan ...

Seeing options shrinking, white men in U.S. ask why

Columns

By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated PressDALLAS - The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air this day, ...

Uplifting experiences

Columns

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily NewsAs she was preparing to return to her military base for additional training, she stopped to say goodbye to her grandmother, who is 97.5 years old.As they hugged through tear-filled eyes and large sobs, her grandmother said to her, "When you return home again, ...

Celebrating forest products

Editorials

Nationwide, according to the American Forest and Paper Association, the U.S. forest products industry:- Employs approximately 900,000 workers in green jobs, making the industry a top 10 manufacturing employer in 47 states.- Is the leading generator and user of renewable energy, producing 28.5 ...

Trump, Clinton debate claims put to the test

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their ...

Wolves and people

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Wolves are becoming an ever growing presence on our lands, with numbers reaching down to 300 in the 1960s, and now in the lower 48 states approximately 5,500 wolves are alive and well.People have many opinions on this subject, some strongly negative, some strongly positive, and some in ...

Debate demanded knowledge, stamina from participants

Editorials

The Mining Journal-sponsored debate among candidates for Michigan's 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Dan Benishek is in the books and some day-after commentary seems appropriate.The gathering, at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, drew a capacity crowd to ...

Ameri-brats abroad

Columns

Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail. There was no DNA link suggesting that the student from Seattle had slit the throat of her English roommate. Other evidence at the crime scene had been contaminated.Yet to the angry locals, it mattered not ...

Ryan should be removed as Speaker

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Republican Party members feel disenfranchised by the actions of John McCain, Reince Priebus, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, and the other party leadership.The action taken by these people throws the election to the Democratic Party.The Republican Party must reflect the works of its ...