Opinion

An insult to veterans

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: American Legion Post 438 of Bark River has conducted a very successful Gun, Knife & Outdoor Show for a few years. Recently the post was contacted by an ATF agent stating the upcoming event was illegal. She cited the Gun Control Act of 1968. She relayed this to one of the ...

Bad news on television

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Watching TV news, the hairs of the back of my neck become electrified. Like antenna’s tuned into shockwaves of media updates. I’m a zombie crawling through muck and dirt struggling for fresh air. Anxiety and tension are dumped on me by an untrustworthy administration and ...

Discovering the lost art of letter writing

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Like so many good stories, this is an old one. But if this April somehow does turn out to be “the cruelest month” politically, this old story could even be timely. Here’s the story: The brutal Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, realizing that his failing health meant that his ...

Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center helps victims

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. This is the last article of the series. — — — ESCANABA — The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2017. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1952, President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. (The Supreme Court ...

Senate leader out of touch with public

Editorial

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives served it up to their counterparts in the state Senate earlier this month. It should have been a slam dunk, or a home run, or whatever other sports analogy you want to use. Instead, Senate leaders chose to call off the celebratory parade that ...

Help me learn about Michigan

Letters to the Editor

Dear People of the Great State of Michigan: Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Michigan as I work on my report. Most of the information that we get ...

The art of TV manipulation

Local columns

FLINT — The problem with some people is they don’t appreciate great insight when they hear it. For instance, I was watching “The Walking Dead” with the lovely yet formidable Marcia when I said “Why are the living people afraid of the zombie people when the zombie people are so dumb ...

Victim Service Unit brings comfort, help

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — The Delta County Sheriff’s Victim Service Unit (VSU) is designed to comfort and help ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 6, the 96th day of 2017. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I as the House joined the Senate in approving a declaration of war against ...

Lock-your-car tax should be dropped

Editorial

Michigan motorists might be surprised to learn that Lansing has been working to keep down their auto insurance premiums. Using an essentially secret tax on their auto insurance policies, state officials claim they are saving the average motorist about $77 in higher premiums. Michigan ...

Start doing your homework

Local columns

ESCANABA — The President’s habit of making false statements has trickled down. State representative Beau LaFave chose to follow the president’s example. Mr. LaFave held a town hall on March 4. At the beginning of the meeting he was unfamiliar with the subject in a question. He said that ...

Prosecutor’s office has services to help crime victims

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — The National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2 – 8, 2017. The theme for this ...

How They Voted

Local columns

Senate Bill 242, Transfer state revenue to certain business owners: Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate To authorize giving up to $250 million of state revenue to certain developers and business owners selected by political appointees on the board of a state Strategic Fund agency. Owners of selected ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2017. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1792, President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning ...

Paying attention to distracted driving

Editorial

Michigan motorists are reminded that “One Text or Call Could Wreck” It All during national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. For the first time, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is supporting distracted driving enforcement activity for more than 170 law ...

Big bill for Trump travel

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The U.S. Secret Service has requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year in an attempt to arrive at the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the mostly wheeling and dealing of the Trump family. The Defense ...

End the filibuster’s power of obstruction

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate — if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight Democrats will not join the 52 ...

America’s crisis in governance

Local columns

BERKELEY — America is in a crisis of governance. No adult is in charge. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a ...

Strength, Resilience, Justice

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — “Strength, Resilience, Justice” is the 2017 National Crime Victim’s Rights week theme. The ...