Opinion

Support Players de Noc, Arts Center

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Sharon Fosmo of Escanaba Escanaba is so fortunate to have a group like Players de Noc at the Art Center. The latest play “Miracle on South Division Street” should not be missed. Debated about going, but happy I did this Sunday afternoon. If you ...

Bad behavior at Bergman town hall

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I have refrained from sharing my prospective on Congressman Bergman’s event at Bay de Noc College in Escanaba until now. Unlike the majority of citizens present at that event, I have been a strong supporter of Congressman Bergman and President Trump. My wife and I came to listen, ...

Don’t privatize mental health services

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: We are writing in response to the Monday, April 24, article “Mental Health groups fear privatization.” We the members of the Delta County RICC (Regional Inclusive Community Coalition) would like to express our concerns over the proposed Medicaid budget cuts. Our Delta County ...

Break the Chains

Local columns

NEW YORK — My head spins. Before President Trump was elected, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai came on my TV show, upset because President Obama ordered his agency to regulate the internet. For the first time, “Decisions about how the internet works are going to be made by bureaucrats and ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, May 6, the 126th day of 2017. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 ...

Work shouldn’t be a deadly place

Editorial

In Michigan, 43 people were killed on the job last year, the state’s highest number of workplace fatalities in a decade. According to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration 22 of those deaths were due to falls — three times as many as in 2015. Gov. Rick Snyder has ...

Enbridge’s message about Michigan

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I came across some fancy-looking leaflets Enbridge is circulating in the area titled: Enbridge’s 2015 Economic Impact and Benefits in the State of Michigan. It’s dated but still requires close scrutiny. While it states “Michigan” some padding occurs with reference to a ...

Public must pay to keep Trump safe

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Recently there have been a few letters written that are complaining about the cost of protecting President Trump and his family. The people that have written these are forgetting one thing, and that is these people to be protected no matter if they are rich or poor or have one child ...

Missing Kate O’Beirne

Local columns

WASHINGTON — My adopted hometown of Washington has been accused, not always unfairly, of being a city full of scheming climbers who are frantically courting the company and the favor of the powerful. In this and so many respects, Kate O’Beirne — the conservative leader and writer who died ...

Budget not a down-payment on new border wall

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to defend its budget compromise with Congress, saying it’s a start to President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. But it claims more than the deal really provides. A sampling of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, May 5, the 125th day of 2017. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1862, Mexican troops defeated French occupying forces in the Battle of Puebla. On this date: In 1494, during his ...

How They Voted

Local columns

The House and Senate passed separate versions of an “omnibus” state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Following weeks of committee hearings and votes this is the first big milestone in an annual budget process that will probably conclude late next month. Senate Bill 111, ...

State on target with veterans homes plan

Editorial

We generally like what’s being discussed above and below the bridge relative to improving the delivery and overall quality of veterans’ care in the state of Michigan. Presently, the state operates two large-scale veterans homes, one in Grand Rapids and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans ...

Good citizens matter more than winning

Local columns

FLINT — I’m writing this before the NFL draft, but whichever team drafted Joe Mixon, who punched an Oklahoma woman in the face in a sandwich shop near campus in 2014, you should stop rooting for immediately. If you haven’t seen the video of Mr. Mixon’s work, go watch it then tell me ...

Talking right

Local columns

WASHINGTON — President Trump did something recently I have long advocated. He met with a small group of conservative journalists, pundits and radio talk show hosts. I was among them. After ticking off a list of what he said were his accomplishments leading up to the arbitrary 100-day marker ...

How They Voted

Local columns

Senate Bill 275, Ban police sex with prostitutes: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To repeal an exemption that allows police to have sex with a prostitute as part of an investigation. Sen. Tom Casperson, R - Escanaba, Yes Senate Bill 178, Authorize professional sports teams specialty plates: ...

Time for ticks, take precautions

Editorial

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tick-borne diseases, and particularly Lyme disease, are expanding across the state. Although ticks can cause multiple illnesses, ...

Trump’s actions hurting the environment

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Trump favored profits over our planet, overturning the ban prohibiting the coal industry from dumping toxic waste into our streams and waterways. How exactly will we be great again when fossil fuels are gone, we lack clean energy alternatives, our water is polluted, and the land ...

Allow moose hunting on Isle Royale

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Your front page article concerning moose and wolves on Isle Royale brought focus to a problem that’s been ongoing for decades. Science tells us that the carrying capacity of the island is approximately 1,000 moose. The latest survey puts the current population near 1,600. ...

Bergman should love the U.P.

Local columns

ESCANABA — Being effectively absent from his congressional district for the first four months of his term, Congressman John Bergman held a town hall meeting at Escanaba’s Bay De Noc Community College on Wednesday, April 19. Attendees left frustrated and dissatisfied. Many came a long way. ...