Opinion

The shameful silence of the CEOs

Local columns

BERKELEY — Congressional Republicans would be more willing to stand up to Donald Trump if their major financial backers — big business and Wall Street — had more backbone. Ever since 1971, when then-future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell urged corporations to mobilize politically, ...

‘Crazy Bernie’ is at it again

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WASHINGTON — There he goes again. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, including declining rates for minorities, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), affectionately called “crazy Bernie” by some conservative talk show hosts, is again flirting with the idea that the federal government ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 1, the 121st day of 2018. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey gave the command, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,” as an American naval ...

DNR seeks public input on forest roads and ORVS

Editorial

Historically in the Upper Peninsula, forest roads have been open to off-road vehicle use. Michigan officials are now inviting public feedback on an inventory that designates Upper Peninsula forest roads as either open or closed to ORVs. An online map with the proposed classifications will ...

Proposed Ludington Street apartments

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Like nearly three dozen other residents, I attended the recent City of Escanaba Board of Appeals meeting. A developer is proposing to build a four story apartment complex on Ludington Street. The proposal was ultimately rejected by the city’s Planning Commission a month or so ...

National parks are economic drivers

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Every year Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. On April 21-29, our country celebrates National Park Week, and it’s worth ...

Teachers with guns

Local columns

NEW YORK — What should be done about school shootings? After the horrible shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump suggested that some teachers carry guns. “We need to let people know, you come in to our schools — you’re gonna be dead.” Anti-gun activists were horrified. ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, April 28, the 118th day of 2018. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. On this date: In ...

Superior Health Foundation grants support entire U.P.

Editorial

Kudos to the Superior Health Foundation which again has come through with grants that will help Upper Peninsula residents in myriad ways. At SHF’s Spring Grants Celebration, some $106,000 in health-centered funding was announced. Nearly $86,000 went to large grants for six organizations ...

Following Jesus, or following Trump?

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WASHINGTON — “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24) The verse refers to money, but in light of today’s debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have ...

Leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders can’t agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill. For now, ...

Let experts handle campus assault

Editorial

With so much attention focused on the failures of Michigan State University to stop the serial abuse of young women by sports doctor Larry Nassar, it’s a good time to highlight the shortcomings of campus sexual assault investigations. The university’s office for handling Title IX assault ...

Tax cut pay increases

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: It’s been some-time since the tax cuts for ‘We the People’ and still we haven’t been informed by local media about businesses in our area (U.P.) that gave their employees bonus or pay increases. Could start with Daily Press, TV-6 and Channel 3. We the people are not only ...

America’s unsustainable empire

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Before President Trump trashes the Iran nuclear deal, he might consider: If he could negotiate an identical deal with Kim Jong Un, it would astonish the world and win him the Nobel Peace Prize. For Iran has no nuclear bomb or ICBM and has never tested either. It has never ...

Is ‘Old-fashioned’ returning?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “It’s a modern changing world Everything is moving fast. But when it comes to love I like What they did in the past.” — The Everly Brothers, 1962 Call me old-fashioned — and I’ve been called worse — but do I sense the possible end to the sexual revolution, ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1898, the United States Congress declared war on Spain; the 10-week conflict resulted in an American ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of ...

A bad record

Local columns

EDITOR: We usually love to break records. Here’s one we will not brag about. Delta County Road Commission sent out pothole patchers today (April 24). They probably broke a record for the number of holes they filled on 18.3 Road, crossing from Grain & Grape east to P Road, a length of ...

Environmental concerns and kudos

Editorial

While it goes without saying that a healthy environment is important for every living thing on our planet, it’s an issue that is of extra-special importance to many of us here in Northern Michigan. That’s because not only is the environment important for basic needs, such as clean water ...

Environmental concerns and kudos

Editorial

While it goes without saying that a healthy environment is important for every living thing on our planet, it’s an issue that is of extra-special importance to many of us here in Northern Michigan. That’s because not only is the environment important for basic needs, such as clean water ...