Opinion

Delta Animal Shelter has much to offer

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Joe Russell of Escanaba: I would like to tell you of my experience at the Delta County Animal Shelter. I just lost my Siberian husky of 14 years. Her name was Jenna. It’s so awful to put your best friend down but she was old, had breathing problems and ...

Schoolcraft Chamber of Commerce building response

Local columns

By Kelly W. George President and CEO mBank MANISTIQUE — The following statement is being released by mBank regarding the Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce building in response to the March 10 City of Manistique’s press release claim that the Chamber was headed for “imminent” ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2017. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 25, 1947, a coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 ...

Vaccinations good for children, communities

Editorial

Fewer Michigan parents are opting out of vaccinating their children since the state changed its waiver rules, and that’s a good thing. Nick Lyon, Health and Human Services director, said the state has changed the way the waivers work. Michigan parents now must speak with a public health ...

Build a lock, not a wall

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I do not think that a border wall with Mexico is justifiable based on its expense or necessity. On Jan. 26, 2017, Mitch McConnell is reported to have said that a wall traversing 1,300 miles on the U.S. Mexico border would cost between $12 billion and $13 billion. The idea would be ...

Another way to fight drugs

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: On Feb. 21 at M-TEC, a faith based program was presented to combat drug dependency and its associated symptoms. The long-overdue Angel Program in Delta County, which addresses the recidivism and recycling of addicts through our criminal justice system, was the first of its kind in ...

The serious matter of political humor

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only American elected president four times, had an often overlooked strength that both sustained him under the torrent of abuse he endured and served to thwart his dyspeptic political opponents: FDR could laugh at the jeers directed at him. He ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2017. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British ...

Kindest Cuts

Local columns

NEW YORK — “Devastating!” shouts Chuck Schumer. Even Republicans are unhappy. Big spending “conservative” congressman Hal Rogers calls President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts “draconian, careless and counterproductive.” But Trump’s cuts are good! Why do politicians ...

Don’t risk the health of the Great Lakes

Editorial

Recently it was revealed the Trump administration’s budget would slash Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding completely, putting at risk the health of the Great Lakes. Previous information stated the fund would be cut from $300 million to $10 million, but apparently those reports were ...

Work for a piece of the pie

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I would like to respond to an article by Brittney Morasky, “Expand the Pie.” The article starts with: Like many MBAs, I took a class in negotiations while I was in business school. I learned that there are two main approaches to negotiating: zero-sum, and expand-the pie. I beg ...

Chronology of a fake news story

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The following is a chronology of a fake news story. Judge Andrew P.Napolitano: “Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s ...

Emails are hazardous to your health

Local columns

FLINT — A new study by the American Psychological Association says constantly checking your email, Facebook and Twitter can be hazardous to your mental health. As my back home pal Moon Dimple would probably say, “Well, duh. Next they’ll tell us eating lard straight from the can is bad ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1792, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (known as the “Surprise” symphony because of an unexpected ...

Michigan must expand interlock requirements

Editorial

In the past year, 2,182 Michigan drivers were prevented from driving drunk by interlock devices installed on their vehicles, according to an annual report from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. If that sounds like a lot, consider that interlock devices stopped 37,299 drunken driving attempts in ...

Political cartoon was disgusting

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The cartoon pictorial in the 16th of March Daily Press was disgusting and vulgar. No president, from either party, should ever be portrayed in such a manor. The naked, hairy President Trump depicted in that cartoon might appeal to the young college radicals, the very ones who do ...

Letter wasn’t hurling insults

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Mr. John A. Bergman’s Feb. 27, 2017, letter, “Hurling insults is not a political argument.” It is somewhat of a cut and paste letter from the November 2016 one he wrote, with a few new tidbits of information. I do not hurl insults and I never called Mr. Bergman a fascist. In ...

Make your address visible

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: For most of the past 20 years, I have been delivering to homes. Newspapers in the wee hours of the morning, pizzas late at night. I drove school bus and delivered school kids. And for the past 16 years I’ve been driving taxi. I am all for the idea of new fire numbers as reported in ...

Just say ‘No’ to FOX

Local columns

ESCANABA — Watching FOX NEWS is bad for your health and not watching TV is more informative than watching FOX. Viewers in rural areas, like ours, watch FOX more than other sources of news and information. Rural areas voted for Mr. Trump. It is not a stretch to think that FOX misinformed ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely ...