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Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he ...

Safety comes first with fireworks

Editorial

Michigan’s 2019 summer season for igniting legal consumer fireworks is in full swing and runs through Friday, July 5, from 1 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. each day. Being safe and courteous while celebrating the Independence Day holiday by respecting your neighbors and following the law should always ...

Safety comes first with fireworks

Editorial

Michigan’s 2019 summer season for igniting legal consumer fireworks is in full swing and runs through Friday, July 5, from 1 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. each day. Being safe and courteous while celebrating the Independence Day holiday by respecting your neighbors and following the law should always ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

Distinguishing news from opinion

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — This is an opinion column, not news. I say that, in part, because of the following, which a conservative follower posted to my Facebook page the other day: “The author of this article is bias and only tells the small part of the whole story that tries to persuade her point ...

Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe ...

Distinguishing news from opinion

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — This is an opinion column, not news. I say that, in part, because of the following, which a conservative follower posted to my Facebook page the other day: “The author of this article is bias and only tells the small part of the whole story that tries to persuade her point ...

Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe ...

Forests and fireworks don’t mix

Editorial

The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays, celebrating our nation’s independence. It is also a great time to enjoy nearby forests and grasslands. However, it is vitally important that all users are aware that possessing, igniting, discharging or using any kind of ...

America’s economic system is broken

Local columns

BERKELEY — Chinese President Xi Jinping might possibly agree in the coming days on further steps to bring down China’s trade imbalance with the U.S., giving Donald Trump a face-saving way of ending his trade war. But Xi won’t agree to change China’s economic system. Why should ...

How They Voted

Local columns

The legislature has scheduled intermittent session days through July that are likely to be mostly pro-forma, with no recorded roll call votes. Rather than votes this report contains some interesting or noteworthy recent bill introductions. Senate Bill 251: Mandate universities admit students ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2019. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress. On this ...

Holiday impaired driving crackdown begins today

Editorial

Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are encouraging motorists to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with caution and have a plan to get home safely. Law enforcement wants to remind drivers that any form of impaired driving is ...

Bribing the Palestinians won’t work

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration thinks appealing to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un by dangling promises of prosperity in front of him if he agrees to change his ways is the path to peace on the Korean Peninsula. So far there have been no agreements to build a Trump resort and Kim has ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2019. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, beginning ...

Kids get to meet Hometown Heroes

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: On June 20, the Escanaba Rotary and The Northern Lights YMCA held a a Hometown Heroes event at the YMCA. The event was created as a opportunity for kids from Camp Harstad and the YMCA Day Camp to meet and get to know some real hometown heroes. Approximately 90 ...