Letters to the Editor

Recreational marijuana in Michigan

EDITOR: I don’t smoke cigarettes or pot. But I do hope you are not basing what your polls say on whether recreational pot should be legalized here in the state of Michigan. There is medical marijuana and there is the kind you get on the sly. You can bet the ones who take in on the sly will ...

Health care should be right

EDITOR: People in general just can’t seemed to get it through their heads that health care should be right if you live in a Democratic society. A government for the people, by the people health concerns should not be an issue. Thirty two out of 33 developed nations have universal health ...

Equal footing

EDITOR: An argument could be made that all are not given the same opportunities to be successful in life. No argument here, as many are born into less fortunate situations than those of us born in America. To paraphrase this thought, “we are not all born with equal footing.” Or are ...

Congressional health care hypocrisy

EDITOR: Trump and the Republicans in Congress placed a losing bet on repealing of the Affordable Care Act. Now they hope that it will fail, leaving millions of Americans without health insurance. Funny, they can’t agree on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but they have no problem ...

Too many sleepless nights of fireworks

EDITOR: There were too many donations to the fireworks? Perhaps Mr. Blaser could persuade his fellow city council members to take some of those “excess donations” and maybe put another Public Safety officer on duty to handle fireworks complaints. I understand the day before, the day of ...

Support for coach

EDITOR: You just fired Ken Hofer/Menominee, Paul Polfus/Carney, Joe Reddinger/North Dickinson, Chris Hofer/Kingsford, etc. Chad Brandt, your football coach and AD is on his way to join that list of all time greats. Here’s the guy who’s the face of all your programs, the one positive ...

Happy with fireworks

EDITOR: Oh my gosh. Now we have a councilperson saying “Most of us think” the fireworks were too long. Did you conduct a survey? If you did think they were lasting too long — a simple solution — you leave. Our family was so happy the fireworks started a little earlier, perhaps because ...

Express your feelings on local fireworks ordinance

EDITOR: We all agree that the July 4, 2016, Escanaba fireworks show was too short. The excuse was the bad weather. Most of us think that the July 4, 2017, Escanaba fireworks show was too long. The excuse is that there were too many donations for the show this year! If I were in charge of ...

Say thank you to Escanaba Public Works

EDITOR: Yesterday, July 5, I walked through Ludington Park. It looked like a garbage truck exploded. I don’t know why it is that people don’t take more pride in their local community while celebrating our nation’s independence. People throw litter, dirty diapers, residuals from ...

Enbridge Line 5 testing

EDITOR: The “Tests confirm Line 5 is in excellent condition” penned by John Gauderman, director, Great Lakes Region for Enbridge, in the Press on June 26 leaves us with a false sense of security. The hydrostatic testing, according to Enbridge, “confirm that Line 5 is in excellent ...

Not my voter records

EDITOR: I am very annoyed that my voter records would be uselessly handled by a government commission to appease the President’s unfounded claims of voter fraud. There have been problems with personnel information in both the government and military, obviously anyone can carelessly carry ...

A path to violence

EDITOR: Those helping battered women know about “grooming.” It’s a way of disarming another by slowly eroding their natural defenses. The process starts by stroking the women’s confidence. After gaining trust, abusive elements are added. When she gets upset, she is soothed and ...

I will read who I want to read

EDITOR: The correct statement, Mr. Grant, is that your president on the electoral votes, and Hillary won the popular vote by 3.2 million more people true. Late night comedians are getting their material directly from POTUS. How could they not? Tweets, hair, orange tan, mile-long ties, ...

Are you speaking out?

EDITOR: Where is the outrage? Since Jan. 20, 2017, we have witnessed daily subtle and not-so-subtle attacks on our democracy. This is not normal; nor should it become the norm. The Trump administration is now routinely barring cameras, sometimes audio, in the daily press briefings. Let that ...

Debate is great, hatred is not

EDITOR: In response to Katherine Leduc’s attempt to reprimand me for wanting “some” columnists silenced. I am all for free speech. Debate is great. However, hatred has not been this prevalent for a long time. Just tonight, Rob Reiner says that its all-out war against Trump. Johnny Depp ...

A giveaway of the nation’s aviation assets

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

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 ...

Tests confirm Line 5 is in excellent condition

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 ...

Response to gun letter

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

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 ...