Opinion

Email leak outs DNC

Local columns

WASHINGTON - Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee - with promises of more to come - we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn't.Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Friday, July 29, the 211th day of 2016. There are 155 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 29, 1976, the first of eight shootings ascribed to the serial killer known as "Son of Sam" occurred on a street in The Bronx, New ...

elemedicine may help life in far-flung places

Editorial

There are countless benefits to living in Michigan's far-flung rural reaches - peace and quiet abound, bountiful natural resources provide ample recreation opportunities and neighbors, well, are more neighborly.But there is one distinct drawback to life at the tip of the mitt. Access to ...

DATA has wasteful agenda

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:There will be more than one millage request on the Aug. 2 ballot. High taxes hurt everyone, they indirectly hit the poor the hardest. We need to send a message to these government bureaucrats, that they have to learn to do with what they have. Every year the Delta Area Transit Athourity ...

Straight ticket voting

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Governor Snyder signed a bill into law that did away with "straight ticket" voting. If you don't know what that is, it is the ability to vote for one party with just one vote. You can vote Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, etc., by just making one mark, or pulling one lever. Snyder and ...

Will more gun laws do any good?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:In response to Mr. Green's letter about sensible gun laws, or as the left likes to say, common sense gun laws.Right now between federal, state and local gun laws, there are between 20,000 and 30,000 laws on the books now depending on where you live, and they still haven't found their ...

The Democratic convention edition

Local columns

FLINT- Sorry, Republicans, the Dems are kicking your tushies on this convention business. Yes, theirs started off like the stars of "Dumb and Dumber" were running the show. (I mean, my god, how could they even have considered for one second letting the disgraced and disgusting Debbie Wasserman ...

Almanac

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By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Thursday, July 28, the 210th day of 2016. There are 156 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 28, 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an official estimate.On this ...

Blood donors needed to replenish supply

Editorial

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout ...

Don’t go back to the past

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I read with interest Nora Viau's letter to the editor. She states the county "cannot move into the future if still living in the past." I agree. Let's move forward with the new administrator and a board that is committed to making our county prosper. However, if we ignore the past, we ...

Consequences of failed landfill millage

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I am the Escanaba City Council representative to the Delta County Solid Waste Authority. I am writing to explain the consequences to the county if the Solid Waste Millage Proposal fails. The short answer is that the Delta County Landfill will no longer recycle.The only income the ...

Black Votes Matter

Local columns

WASHINGTON - Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to ...

Almanac

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By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Wednesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2016. There are 157 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 27, 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person and ...

Enjoy the outdoors with PokEmon Go

Editorial

Pokmon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it.The augmented reality, GPS-based game is crushing records for mobile games and rivaling the popularity of apps seen as daily necessities, such as Facebook.Visit any of Midland's major parks and you'll see dozens of people tracking rare creatures ...

Gun law response

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:In Response to Nino Green: Nino, you are certainly entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Here is what US Title 10 code 311 states about the militia:"Militia - Composition and Classes(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years ...

Custodians made a difference

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:As I am one of the five custodians whose job was outsourced in the last budget cuts from the Escanaba School District I would like to address the Escanaba School Superintendent, Escanaba School Board and the community.I am extremely disappointed in your decision to layoff your remaining ...

Pence the pliable

Local columns

WASHINGTON - Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a ...

Almanac

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By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Monday, July 25, the 207th day of 2016. There are 159 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 25, 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night ...

Softball players say thank you

Editorial

This week's bouquets go to:From: Escanaba All-Star Major softball playersThe Escanaba All-Star Major softball players and their families would like to thank the community members and businesses for supporting their trip to the state tournament. It is such an honor to belong to a community that ...