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As we report this week, political backers of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely have made progress in seeking to undermine federal funding for an ongoing study of the potential … more
The investigative report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which was released in redacted form late last week, paints a disturbing portrait of a president who clearly does not appreciate the weighty … more
The ongoing debate about the pros and cons of copper-nickel mining near Ely has been cast by many as the stereotypical clash between jobs and the environment. It’s a familiar means of framing the … more
All things being equal, liars and cheats have the advantage in society. People who are willing to act dishonorably can, and often do, gain the upper hand on others, most often in financial terms … more
It can be painful to watch politicians intentionally mislead their constituents. Such was the case recently when Rep. Pete Stauber posted a nearly four-minute video clip online that’s full of … more
“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Thomas Jefferson Our founding fathers well understood the importance of information to the survival of a republic. Without information, they recognized that there could be no accountability— and a government … more
The shooting erupts. People, often children, die in horrifying numbers. We offer thoughts and prayers, and move on, until the next mass shooting momentarily attracts our attention, and we repeat the … more
CNN’s Jim Acosta would have done well to take the hint and been content to leave the White House briefing room in the rearview mirror. Don’t get me wrong… Acosta and CNN have a First Amendment … more
Don’t look now, but there are signs that President Trump’s global trade war could have implications for the region’s economy— and not necessarily the kind that some folks were expecting. … more
Bassing has the best interests of the township at hearWell, it seems as though the Greenwood slander machine has kicked into high gear as they appear to be afraid of the possibility of having an … more
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