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Editorials

Golf in the winter for a good cause in Republic

Save the date. That’s our advice to residents and visitors alike when Feb. 25 rolls around in Republic. That’s because on that day, Republic will host its annual Tennis Ball Golf tournament to raise funds for its community For the 11th year, participants will have the chance to win big ...

IM area helped with Christmas program

Bouquet: I am writing to thank Iron Mountain area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project’s ...

OMA needs fixing for members, public

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many things to light — some not so good, like a tendency to insert politics where it doesn’t belong. Some pretty good, like a participation spike in government when meetings were remote. While there are few things we are nostalgic about from the pandemic, ...

State of Michigan badly in need of autism resources

Mental health intervention has come a long way throughout the years, but as with many fields, much is left to accomplish. Local retired physician Virginia Killough recently related to The Mining Journal her struggles with finding continuing care for her 32-year-old autistic son, who is under ...

New ‘zombie laws’ muddy right-to-work

Proposing laws that directly contradict U.S. Supreme Court rulings might be a feel-good exercise for Michigan lawmakers. But it risks creating an atmosphere of uncertainty for residents. “Zombie laws” are commonly known as bills that are legally on Michigan’s books but are not ...

IRS: Protect against fraud this tax season

With tax season officially opening Monday, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation unit is warning the public to take extra steps to protect their identities and wallets when filing their taxes. “The hard-working Michigan taxpayers are really the first line of defense against ...