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Increase in traffic deaths is sobering

May 12, 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 »»

Need to treat 17 year olds as juveniles

May 11, 2016 The list of how a 17 year old normally doesn’t get to sit at the adult table in our society is lengthy. No voting yet. No buying cigarettes. No getting a marriage license without parental consen. more »»

‘Gag order’ law solution in search of problem

May 10, 2016 Local government officials and school district representatives may have dodged some hefty fines and jail time after winning a lawsuit over what’s been referred to as the “gag order” legislation. more »»

Trump should tap Kasich as running mate

May 9, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Unhappy with behavior at graduation

May 7, 2016 Barb From Betty Weeks, Iron River: This problem has probably been addressed a few times before but this is the first time that I have encountered such behavio. more »»

Nominations invited for senior citizen service awards

May 6, 2016 Do you know a senior citizen who goes “above and beyond” to improve the lives of fellow seniors? Or are you familiar with an organization, or a worker, deserving recognition for dedicated service to... more »»

Township on right track with motocross plan

May 5, 2016 Units of government are forever searching for ways to make their jurisdictions attractive to visitors, often employing marketing specialists to do what’s necessary to increase their profiles. more »»

Be aware of motorcyclists on the road

May 4, 2016 May has arrived, which in the Upper Peninsula usually means it’s finally safe — well probably — to take that motorcycle out of the garage or storage unit, if it hasn’t already been out for the first... more »»

Entire U.P. helped make Marquette Hockeyville

May 3, 2016 During the intermission of the Tampa Bay Lighting and the New York Islanders Stanley Cup Playoff game on Saturday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman turned over the card showing the Lakeview Arena in... more »»

Too much demand for charity help

May 2, 2016 A gentleman stopped into The Daily News last week with a dilemma. With good intentions, he and his wife had given money to a few charities they’d researched and decided were worthy. more »»

Kudos to ‘Sissy’ and ND School

April 30, 2016 Bouquet From Barb Smith, Niagara: I read with complete delight the story on Marie “Sissy” LaJeunesse in the April 26 edition of the Daily News. more »»

Report shows college makes a difference

April 29, 2016 College may not be for everyone, but there’s no doubt it matters. The U.. more »»

Citizens’ group raises hope for Lake Antoine Park

April 28, 2016 Most who come to the Iron Mountain area know of Lake Antoine. Certainly those who live here do. more »»

Beware of scammers posing as IRS

April 27, 2016 A pervasive IRS telephone scam surfaced around 2013 and shows no signs of letting up. more »»

Trump speech will outline foreign policy

April 27, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s highly anticipated foreign policy speech today will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements... more »»

KBIC, Snyder should revisit airport casino

April 26, 2016 News early last week that the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community continued to harbor interest in constructing a new casino complex at the former Marquette County Airport in Negaunee Township took many by... more »»

Be careful when burning this spring

April 25, 2016 Last week was Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan, to “remind the public about the dangers of wildfires. more »»

VA Medical Center a ‘true gem’ in IM

April 23, 2016 Bouquet Shawn Duffy, Grosse Pointe Shores: My mother was a Navy veteran. She recently had a stroke and required hospice care during her final days. more »»

Bill would correct ‘dark store’ problem

April 22, 2016 The long-running and controversial “dark store” issue could be nearing a resolution, and that can’t come soon enough. more »»

Citizens asked to become historians

April 21, 2016 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. is asking for some help. It’s a chance for everyday people to become historians. more »»



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