Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on Proposal 2

EDITOR On Nov. 6, voters in Michigan will have an opportunity to change Michigan’s rigged election system and put our interests first by voting yes on Proposal 2. What is Proposal 2? For most of our country’s history, politicians have held the power to redraw voting districts every 10 ...

Pledge to Schoolcraft County voters

EDITOR: My name is Paul Walker, and I’m running for Schoolcraft County commissioner. My pledge to the voters of District 4 is to work effectively with both the public and all our elected officials to address problems throughout our county. I believe in fiscal accountability, and having ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

EDITOR: This October, Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. would like to bring awareness to a myth that we hear often, “The abuse can’t be that bad if they won’t leave.” This is one of the most destructive myths about domestic violence. It implies that the abuse is the victims fault because ...

Support for Butch, England

EDITOR: Bay College is a valuable asset to our local community, as well as the larger community of the entire U.P. and even beyond. It’s President Dr. Laura Coleman and her staff and faculty have made the college into a top-rated community college and achieved national recognition for their ...

Fairbanks Township recall

EDITOR: I’d like to set the record straight on the upcoming recall election in Fairbanks Township that was initiated by Autumn Moore against the supervisor, clerk and one trustee. The language on the petitions state basically, that we voted to give consent to Heritage Wind Energy to place ...

Right to free speech

EDITOR: I don’t understand how the left is getting away with flatout violence and extreme civil disobedience when just a few years ago the public would have been outraged and agencies like the ACLU or the Southern Poverty Law Center would have taken action against these unhinged protesters ...

Delta County Forest is open to all

EDITOR: This letter is in response to the newspaper article entitled “Not everyone happy with forest”. First of all let’s make something perfectly clear, the Conservation District is in charge of the operation/management of the county forest land and Rory Mattson is our executive ...

Commercials need new blood

EDITOR: A little lighthearted venting. Commercials that need new blood or need to change. Progressive needs change. Flo and Jamie were fun for awhile. They need to retire that concept. Applebees has a commercial for their drive-up service. The woman calls her order in and then pulls up in a ...

Much pain and confusion

EDITOR: I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee struggling to understand Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s conflicting stories about what happened about 36 years ago. Much pain and confusion. I cannot relate to Ford’s fuzzy earlier recall of details of the actual abuse. Both as a ...

Our Flag – ‘Old Glory’

EDITOR: The symbol of freedom over 200 years For the nation our forefathers found, For the nation our veterans so valiant and brave Fought the battle in air, sea, and ground. They bled and they died in the name of the flag, And their God they did honor as well, For without ...

Abuse has many faces

EDITOR: I do not support the slogan, “I believe survivors” as if survivors could not be in error. All of us can be in error. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and can affirm the serious injury to the survivor. I can affirm the intense pain and persistent battle of overcoming ...

Political theater

EDITOR: Judiciary Committee Democrats and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, know full well the FBI has already investigated the Christine Ford sex crime accusation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Still, they’re threatening to derail his final Senate approval with a “no” vote by Flake ...

Our schools have fallen far behind

EDITOR Since Republicans began their massive funding cuts to Michigan public schools in 2011, our U.P. schools have been struggling. School boards are forced to make choices between cutting teachers and increasing pupil to teacher ratios, or cutting services, like busses, or programs for ...

Support for Tom England

EDITOR: I am writing this in support of Tom England who is running for a six-year term as trustee at Bay College. I find him to be trustworthy, honest and very civic minded in this community. He has served on community college boards in the past including Bay College. His experience and past ...

Erroneous voting instructions

EDITOR: Approximately Sept. 24, 25, and 26, the Escanaba Deputy Clerk mailed out approximately 400 absentee ballots containing erroneous voting instructions. The erroneous instructions offered straight-ticket voting, which is no longer allowed under current Michigan law. Background: ...

Supreme court circus

EDITOR: What has happened to America? We are in the process of choosing our next Supreme Court nominee! Isn’t that routine? Why the circus? Why the grandstanding! Does it have to include character assassination? Does party affiliation have to mean selling ones soul to it? Has ...

Achieving a new low

EDITOR The Big Left Resistance Movement has been rolling since the bombshell election of President Donald Trump. This week they shifted into high gear, and achieved a new low. On Sept 16, a California psychology professor went public with the accusation that Trump Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ...

The purge goes on

EDITOR: The Great Purge, also known as the Great Terror, was Stalin’s way of dealing with political opposition. Brutal and without mercy, he instigated the greatest political repression campaign in the history of the Soviet Union. The Great Purge officially lasted from 1936 to 1938, but its ...

Many successful businesses begin at home

EDITOR: Twenty years ago I taught a group of wild high school boys. One in particular witnessed beatings of his family member, including himself. He was left to fend for himself and his younger sister for weeks at a time. Today, he is a single father of three, a full time job, and a garage ...

Paying your fair share

EDITOR: Many GOP members of Congress want to cut Social Security. But there are things that could be enacted before any of this happens. FICA is an acronym for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which is the name of the legislation that requires employers to withhold taxes from our ...