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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2018. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1991, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of ...

Be responsible with firewood

Editorial

October is Firewood Awareness Month, and Michigan is joining the U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy to encourage smart firewood choices that protect forests and landscape trees. Most invasive species don’t move very far on their own. John Bedford, Pest Response ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

We are all deplorables now

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a “very credible witness,” President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts. With the fate of his Supreme Court nominee in the balance, Trump ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2018. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income ...

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Editorial

Between 2004 and 2015, liver cancer incidence increased 46 percent in Michigan. As part of Liver Cancer Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan residents to learn about the leading causes of liver cancer and the steps they can take to reduce ...

Fairbanks Township recall

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Menards vs. City of Escanaba

Local columns

ESCANABA — What’s moving and shaking in Escanaba? A whole lot. Let me start off with a major item that is impacting the city’s budget: the Menards vs. City of Escanaba “Dark Store” case. As you may be aware, we’ve been fighting a tax valuation case with Menards since 2012. ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2018. There are 84 days left in the year. Today is Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving in Canada. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1998, the House triggered an open-ended ...

New Yoopers are thankful for welcome

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Jim and Rosa Swanson of Delta County: We moved to the U.P. a little over a month ago and want to say thank you to everyone for being so welcoming to us. From the former homeowners who left us a well-cared for home, our new neighbors and businesses nearby, ...

Delta County Forest is open to all

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Seriously mentally ill

Local columns

NEW YORK — They live on the street, often foraging through dumpsters. Some threaten us. Occasionally, they assault people. Thousands of mentally ill people cycle in and out of hospital emergency rooms. They strain our medical system, scare the public and sometimes harm themselves. Most, ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2018. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was ...

Narcan is now part of basic first aid

Editorial

What is astonishing is that Yale Schools is the first district in St. Clair County to consider getting naloxone training for its staff. What is profoundly sad is that Yale does need to teach its administrators, teachers, coaches and probably others how to administer the life-saving ...

Guilty as charged — I like politicians

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Not for the first time, the criticism reads: “Why don’t you admit it, Shields? You reflexively like politicians.” It’s true. I do like most people who dare to run for political office. For me and most people I know, our lives are a succession of unpublicized setbacks ...

Delay, deceive and destroy

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WASHINGTON — Who believes another FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh will be the end of it? If the FBI finds nothing to support Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party, will it be enough for Democrats to vote to confirm him? ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2018. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1983, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa (lek vah-wen’-sah) was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On this ...

October is Fire Prevention Month

Editorial

Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed October as Fire Prevention Month to emphasize this year’s theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Michiganders are urged to look for places fire could start in their homes and fix any potential fire hazards; listen for the sound of ...