Opinion

No pay to play disc golf

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I’m writing in regards to the article “Changes planned at Pioneer Trail Park.“ The article quotes Rory Mattson saying “It was always the intention to charge for the course, from day one. Public service groups who financially contributed to the courses creation did so on the ...

Where’s the ‘Million Dollar View?’

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Have you heard of the term “Escanaba’s Million Dollar Waterfront”? Have you taken a look lately? That waterfront is completely overgrown with brush, untrimmed trees, weeds and debris. This is not limited to, but more evident in the park and lagoon area of the harbor. In the ...

Do the right thing

Local columns

ESCANABA — Dear Mr. John Bergman, I write this in the Daily Press because I doubt you see most of your mail and your office has not responded to a short, handwritten note I sent more than two months ago. In town hall meetings held by members of Congress, it was apparent that members ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2017. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its beginnings as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street and ...

GOP must get behind strong ethics rules

Editorial

There’s nothing an influence peddler likes better than the outstretched palm of a lawmaker. Some leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature seem hell-bent on keeping the grease flowing to those hands. A very sensible package of bills that would tighten Michigan’s ...

The moral travesty of Trumpcare

Local columns

BERKELEY — Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act last Thursday and substitute it with basically nothing. Trumpcare isn’t a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a transfer from the sick and poor to ...

How They Voted

Local columns

House and Senate sessions were shortened this week due to the tragic death by suicide of Rep. John Kivela from Marquette after a second drunk driving arrest. This report includes some Senate budget votes and amendments from the previous week. Senate Bill 135, Senate version, 2017-18 Health ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2017. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1868, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the eleven ...

Know the dangers of skin cancer

Editorial

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Current estimates indicate that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and the American Cancer Society projects there will be 2,780 new cases and 290 deaths due to melanoma in Michigan this year. ...

Awards have lost their meaning

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2017. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 15, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose members came ...

Groups made Salmon in the Classroom possible

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Traci Pinar I would like to extend a gracious thank you to the sponsors of my “Salmon in the Classroom” program for the fifth grade at Upper Elementary School in Escanaba. Through their support and volunteer hours, my students have been able to work ...

Foreign powers helping candidates

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I normally disagree with at least half of what Geraldo Rivera says. However, he did change the way I look at the current news. If you were running for president and someone came up with negative info on your opponent, would you use it? Of course. For example; The hot mic Trump ...

No local candidates

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The letter from James R. Anderson prompted me to offer this additional information on the search for a new school superintendent. I am aware of a former local resident, a graduate of the Escanaba school system, who has taught many years in a California school system and then as an ...

Improved Health Bill

Local columns

NEW YORK — The House repealed Obamacare! OK, they didn’t really — but they passed a bill that repeals some bad parts of it, like the individual mandate tax, medicine cabinet tax, flexible spending account tax and health savings account withdrawal tax. Good. Now the Senate will ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2017. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1917, three shepherd children, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and two of her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, ...

Poor kids caught in red tape

Editorial

Rules are rules. Bending them beyond some reasonable point risks creating chaos. Somehow, giving poor kids a break despite the fact some adult filled in a federal form using the wrong typeface or with incorrect margins doesn’t seem like it would create a problem. Some members of Congress ...

No trouble with Trump travel

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: It seems since November liberals have engaged in a game of pointed hypocrisy. Mr. Brian Wood’s letter to you of May 9 is a prime example. He provides certain examples of Mr. “...Trump’s corruption.” These deal with the cost of “...hosting high-profile meetings with foreign ...

Nuclear power plants

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: According to the CBS news on Wednesday, a tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Repository in Hanford, Washington, is storing liquid nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project from World War II in railroad tank cars. These cars are “living” in an underground tunnel, enclosed with ...