Opinion

Michigan State Police sets Drug Take-Back Day for Saturday

Editorial

Most everyone likely has a little plastic bottle of unused, outdated pills sitting on a back shelf in their home. Those medications might have been needed when the back went out, to battle a bug or to deal with an injury or surgery long since healed. The practice used to be to flush such ...

Mueller report

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Since March 18 when Mr. Mueller issued his report and new attorney general, William Barr promptly stuffed it in the darkness of his desk drawer, Democrats have been acting like Joe Frazier in the ring facing Muhamad Ali — circling backwards, taking hits, and beginning to bleed and ...

What will voters be looking for in next president?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — We Americans have a predictable reaction when a president in his performance or his conduct disappoints us: We almost always go looking for a successor presidential candidate who, we think, possesses the very qualities of character and talent we unhappily learned were missing in ...

In defense of Kate Smith

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ‘30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, April 26, the 116th day of 2019. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port ...

The drawback of lame duck sessions

Editorial

When one works at an unreasonably rapid pace, the quality of the results can sometimes suffer — and the Michigan legislation which created the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority looks to offer an example of this. The corridor authority was established to provide oversight for a new utility ...

Wind turbine concerns

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR It is my understanding that there has been an interest in building wind turbines. For many years there have been discussions about the impact on bird, bats and other wildlife. Please do more research. I had hoped to see follow-up articles from The Daily Press on the impact of wind ...

Support for millages

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR I write to you today to express my support in favor of the two ballot initiatives appearing before us during the May 7, 2019 election. Those topics are regarding the Delta County Sheriff’s Department Road Patrol and 911 Authority. I came to the conclusion to support both initiatives ...

Michigan and the Napa Valley

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — I spent the last week in Napa Valley, California, and I am here to report that they have this thing out there they call “the sun.” It’s this big, orange ball that hangs in the sky where the clouds should be, and it radiates this stuff called “heat.” I asked the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the ...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Editorial

Beginning in 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) has used this special time each year to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse in all its’ ...

Fireworks belong on July 4th

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Last year it was a lack of American flags being displayed for Memorial Day because whomever was responsible did not check on the condition of the flags in time for replacements to be purchased. This year, the city moved the date of fireworks from July 4th to July 6th because the ...

Support road patrol and dispatch millages

Letters to the Editor

DELTA COUNTY RESIDENTS: I am writing you today in gratitude for the tremendous support that has been given to the criminal justice community by the residents of Delta County. As evidenced by the Back Our Blue movement, the daily positive comments on social media, and support for our newly ...

How Mitch McConnell killed the Senate

Local columns

BERKELEY — Congress has recessed for two weeks without passing a desperately needed disaster relief bill. Why not? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t want to anger Donald Trump by adding money for Puerto Rico that Democrats have sought but Trump doesn’t want. America ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2019. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the ...

How They Voted

Local columns

Senate Bill 61, Authorize unposted 25 mph limit on non-subdivision residential streets: Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate To establish an unposted speed limit of 25 mph on streets including highway segments that are designated as “local,” if the local jurisdiction has designated the road to be ...

Protect children from heatstroke

Editorial

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Michigan Department of State are working to raise awareness about the dangers of heatstroke and offering ways to prevent such tragedies. The State of Michigan has ...

Take electric vehicle tax credit off the road

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while ...

The exception that is Costa Rica

Local columns

LIBERIA, Costa Rica — In the ongoing U.S. debate about immigration, the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are mainly in the news because many of those crossing our border from Mexico are from these nations. Why isn’t Costa Rica experiencing a similar mass ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a ...