Opinion

Pipelines best way to move crude – except 5B

Editorial

Amid the ongoing clamor to close Enbridge’s 5B oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the Great Lakes Commission has produced some sobering crude oil arithmetic. The commission is a joint United States-Canada body charged with protecting the Great Lakes. It recently completed a ...

A giveaway of the nation’s aviation assets

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Your recent column from longtime Washington media figure John Stossel about privatizing air traffic control (“Why keep a primitive air traffic control technology?”, June 17) may play well in some Inside-the-Beltway circles, but it unfortunately left readers without some key ...

Be respectful of veterans this Fourth of July

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Please, this July 4th, include my appeal to all Americans to respect our vets that have been in combat who now have post-traumatic stress disorder. Let’s “stop the terror-strickening noise” (setting off fireworks in our streets) and “let’s honor them quietly, those brave ...

Settling the great pasty condiment debate

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — Now that it’s summer again and hordes of trolls (the live below the bridge kind, not the hate-spewing online kind) are headed to the U.P. on vacation, I thought I would perform a public service by helping them avoid a major food faux pas. Namely whether to put ketchup or ...

Retracted CNN story a boon for president

Local columns

NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2017. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1767, Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and ...

Don’t take risks with fireworks

Editorial

If you plan to celebrate Independence Day by setting off a few fireworks or giving sparklers to the kids, beware of the risks and know the dangers. Take every safety precaution, especially with the more powerful consumer-grade devices such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, to ...

Tests confirm Line 5 is in excellent condition

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Much like homes, swimming pools, bridges, and highways, a pipeline system requires ongoing examination and upkeep. As part of its ongoing maintenance and inspection programs, Enbridge safely completed a hydrostatic test on both the east and west segments of the Line 5 crossing at the ...

The passing of the Pelosi era

Local columns

WASHINGTON — In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia’s Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel. A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo ...

Carp discovery speaks to danger of inaction

Editorial

The Great Lakes are steaming toward an invasive species iceberg while those with power to steer away from catastrophe continue to belligerently delay any meaningful intervention that could prevent disaster. This week that collision catapulted closer to the point of no return as officials ...

Response to gun letter

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: This letter is in response to a letter written by Mr. Green in the June 9 Daily Press. In his letter he mentions numbers about the gun deaths and injured that are accurate, but what he does not mention is how many of these are from law abiding citizens that are carrying guns with ...

Everyone can express their opinion

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: With all due respect to Mr. Grant, the entire U.P. and the entire state of Michigan did not vote for Mr. Trump. There were at least three other candidates and all of them received some votes. Mr. Trump did, by a very slim margin, win the state. To get to the point however, there is ...

Government by and for Trump

Local columns

BERKELEY — Recently, the White House invited reporters in to watch what was billed as a meeting of Donald Trump’s Cabinet. After Trump spoke, he asked each of the Cabinet members around the table to briefly comment. Their statements were what you might expect from toadies surrounding a ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm; the official death toll from ...

Friends of the Escanaba Library say thank you

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Friends of the Escanaba Library: The Friends of the Escanaba Library would like to extend a gracious thank you to everyone who attended to make our social a great success. It was a beautiful night for fun. Special thanks go out to the Boy Scouts and ...

Why can’t we fly better?

Local columns

NEW YORK — Wonder why your flight is late? Why planes keep circling? Why even after you’ve landed, you sometimes can’t deplane? Bad weather plays a role, but flying is also nastier because American airports use 50-year-old technology. This shouldn’t surprise us. Government ...

Poll shows most doubt Trump’s respect for institutions

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country’s democratic traditions, according to a new poll that underscores the difficulty Trump faces in uniting a country deeply divided about his leadership. The new survey, conducted ...

Almanac

Local columns

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1947, what’s regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman, reported seeing ...

We must resolve our differences in a civil manner

Editorial

James T. Hodgkinson wanted to know whether the members of Congress practicing baseball at a field in Alexandria, Va., were Republicans or Democrats, according to multiple media reports. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his car. He retrieved a rifle and opened ...