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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. On this date: In 1848, the ...

All American remains need to come home

Editorial

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

How They Voted

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The Legislature remains on a summer and primary season break, with a tentative session scheduled for Aug. 15, and regular sessions resuming Sept. 5. Rather than votes this report contains some interesting or noteworthy recent bill introductions. Senate Bill 1061: Require state to allow some ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that ...

Little League All Stars say thank you

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From the Escanaba 9-10 Little League All Stars: The Escanaba 9-10 Little League All Stars would like to thank the community of Escanaba for all of your support while we represented our hometown and finished second in the state of Michigan. A special thank you ...

Ignorant Sanders

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NEW YORK — Sen. Bernie Sanders is all over the internet! New York Magazine says he is “quietly building a digital media empire.” Mic.com calls it “one of the most powerful progressive media outfits in America.” This matters because bettors rank Sanders one of the top four ...

GOP candidates motivate with anxiety

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WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los ...

mBank steps up, helping battle hunger in area, region

Editorial

mBank has pledged to underwrite three Mobile Food Pantry distributions — one each in Ishpeming, Manistique and Sault Ste. Marie — this summer. The $9,500-plus contribution from mBank is being made to Feeding America West Michigan, which provides food to 160 local hunger-relief ...

Pro-life, mixed-life and anti-life

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: My great nephew DJ is a bright cookie. When in seventh grade, he came home one day and told me he had learned about evolution in school and that he did not believe in it because he was a Christian. He added, “Therefore, Uncle Mike, you are not a monkey’s uncle.” When we think ...

Should Trump voluntarily talk to Mueller?

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WASHINGTON — When federal prosecutors are nearing the end of criminal investigations, they often invite the subjects of those investigations to speak with them. The soon-to-be defendants are tempted to give their version of events to prosecutors, and prosecutors are looking to take the legal ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries (TWEE’-luh-reez) Palace, where King ...

Loans, grants needed for infrastructure

Editorial

If there’s water and sewer infrastructure, there are bound to be upgrades. Since those typically don’t come without a price tag, it’s beneficial for municipalities to acquire funding. So, the good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $7 million to ...

Starbucks and season-jumping blues

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TRAVERSE CITY — 3D-printed guns? Yeah, that’s what we need as a society. I’ll tell you what: When 3D printing becomes cheaper (a plastic gun now costs between $5,000 and $600,000), this country is in for a world of hurt. We rely on metal detectors to protect our courts, stadiums, ...

The Matrix at 20

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WASHINGTON — Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic “The Matrix,” which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race. Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it’s the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. “The Matrix” is ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2018. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon’s ...

Endorsements can be yummy, but they may make you sick

Editorial

Political endorsements are like your Mom’s favorite chicken soup. It may not cure all your ills, but it doesn’t hurt . or does it? With an electorate that often doesn’t know squat about a candidate’s qualifications, the office seeker often turns to someone the voter does know and uses ...

Clarification on council meeting

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: During the last Escanaba council meeting I read a rebuttal to Mr. Berthiaume’s Letter to the Editor that was published and read at the July 19th council meeting. Some portions of his letter were published in a story on the front page of the Daily Press and I felt need to clarify, as ...

Immigrants serve in the military

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EDITOR: In response to ‘Immigrants and the Military’: My dad, Emil John Kallio, was a Finnish/Russian immigrant. My grandfather John Kallio, came over from Finland, first. He got a job as a lumberjack in Chatham, Mich. He sent for his wife, Justina, and their three sons Emil (7 years), ...

Are globalists plotting a counter-revolution?

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WASHINGTON — On meeting with the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: “Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade.” Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump’s phone? We know not. ...