Opinion

Green burials a good alternative

Editorial

Green burials have been given the green light for Park Cemetery. The Marquette City Commission on Monday OK’d an updated version of the rules and regulations at the cemetery, and this includes allowing green burials and mausoleums. At Park Cemetery, an area for green burials will be ...

The Democrat mosaic of factions

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement — the election of the current president — was not a fluke that cannot be repeated. But the Republican Party, whose last remaining raison d’etre is to frustrate Democrats, ...

How They Voted

Local columns

Senate Bill 122, Postpone more rigorous teacher evaluation standards: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To delay for one year a requirement that annual year-end evaluation ratings of classroom teachers be 40 percent based on student growth and assessment data (state-administered tests), with the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s ...

Many hands made Kiwanis event a success

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Estelle Smyth and Pat Rudden: The Escanaba Kiwanis Club would like to thank everyone involved in making the 2019 Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days an excellent success, especially our show sponsor, American Metal Roofs of Northern Wisconsin. Thanks also ...

It’s not right to self-blight

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Mr. Blasier. In response to your apology letter. Just because this corporation found a legal loophole to physically damage their own property to make a financial gain when they are in a financial hardship is equivalent to arson for the sole purpose of financial gain. Whether the ...

Zuckerberg cronyism

Local columns

NEW YORK — Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to Congress recently. “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” he wrote in an op-ed. “(W)e shouldn’t make so many important decisions ... on our ...

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Local columns

By David Crary AP National Writer Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2019. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. ...

‘Two for two’ benefits all who value our lakes

Editorial

Another car ride, more good news for the Great Lakes. Last week, President Donald Trump told a roaringly appreciative crowd that he will restore a 90 percent slash to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which dropped from $300 million to $30 million. He announced the breaking news after ...

It’s about time

Local columns

WASHINGTON — President Trump has designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). It’s about time. Other administrations might have done it, but didn’t. In a statement, the president said, “The Iranian regime is the leading state ...

Who will see the full Mueller report?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — When Attorney General William Barr released his four-page assessment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report, I was disappointed at many of my colleagues who immediately jumped on board the “no collusion” and “no obstruction” and “presidential ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2019. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was ...

Distracted Driving Awareness Month puts motorists on alert

Editorial

Michigan saw a 57 percent increase in distracted driving crashes and a 67 percent increase in fatalities from those crashes from 2016 to 2017, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC). That’s why law enforcement agencies around the state are ...

We can fix health care if we want to

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — A new survey says Americans borrowed $88 billion last year to pay for health care. One in four skipped treatment because they couldn’t afford it. And half of all Americans — half! — say bankruptcy is just one health emergency away. This should be the most biggest and ...

How They Voted

Local columns

The legislature is on a two-week spring break. Rather than votes this report contains some interesting or noteworthy recent bill introductions. Senate Bill 225: Let Detroit eliminate required city employee insurance copays Introduced by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D), to let the Detroit city ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On ...

Residents urged to increase physical activity, healthy eating

Editorial

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the 2019 Guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for ...

Brownfield opinion

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I offer this letter to apologize for, and correct, my error expressed at the city council meeting of April 4. I voiced the opinion that if the Dial Companies, aka DP Management, LLC, disconnected their own sewer, the old Super One should not be considered a “brownfield” site. I ...

National Crime Victims Rights Week 2019

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — This year, OVC will commemorate NCVRW April 7–13. This year’s NCVRW theme — ...