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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2017. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1792, President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning ...

Paying attention to distracted driving

Editorial

Michigan motorists are reminded that “One Text or Call Could Wreck” It All during national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. For the first time, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is supporting distracted driving enforcement activity for more than 170 law ...

Big bill for Trump travel

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The U.S. Secret Service has requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year in an attempt to arrive at the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the mostly wheeling and dealing of the Trump family. The Defense ...

End the filibuster’s power of obstruction

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate — if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight Democrats will not join the 52 ...

America’s crisis in governance

Local columns

BERKELEY — America is in a crisis of governance. No adult is in charge. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a ...

Strength, Resilience, Justice

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — “Strength, Resilience, Justice” is the 2017 National Crime Victim’s Rights week theme. The ...

Closing skills gap involves a group effort

Editorial

When it comes to closing a skills gap in the available workforce — a growing problem in recent years — there is no instant solution, but local officials are making the necessary investments and signs point to a shift that will help meet the demand into the future. But even as programs to ...

Tri-County Safe Harbor promotes victims’ rights

Local columns

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8, 2017. Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. partners ...

Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s overall performance two months into his presidency. But they’re more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump’s overall performance, and about the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2017. There are 272 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 3, 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began their final assault on Bataan against American and Filipino troops ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2017. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, ...

Iceboat Association warms to Delta County

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: International Nite Iceboat Association From: Don Sanford, Commodore, The International Nite Iceboat Association would like to take this opportunity to thank the communities of Gladstone and Escanaba, particularly the Escanaba Yacht Club, for hosting a very ...

Free Market Care

Local columns

NEW YORK — President Trump and Paul Ryan tried to improve Obamacare. They failed. Trump then tweeted, “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!” But I do worry. Trump is right when he says that ...

America’s Nightmare – Congress

Local columns

By Dr. Glenn Mollette WASHINGTON — I dreamed I had come up with a solution to America’s greatest problem, eliminate Congress. Unfortunately when I awakened I was in greater distress because the television was on and Congress was in session haggling. Tragically my dream awakened to ...

Paper recycling is a success story

Editorial

Paper recycling is an American success story that’s on a path toward better results. Thanks to industry initiatives and the diligence of consumers, nearly twice as much paper is recovered today than just 15 years ago. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 52 million tons, or ...

Americans need to know each other

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Let’s admit it: America has become a land of strangers. Even before headphones, PCs and smartphones — all of which were heralded as breakthroughs in human communication but have turned out to be instruments of further isolation — we had begun disconnecting from each ...

Poll: Americans dislike GOP’s, Trump’s health plan

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on ...

Make sure help gets to those in need

Editorial

We Americans have been blessed. No doubt about that. Simple human compassion dictates that when people are suffering in less fortunate lands, we should try to help them. For generations, we have done just that. We are willing — nay, eager — to do more. But the enormous waste and abuse ...

11 years of meaningless thoughts

Local columns

- Happy birthday to Twitter, which turned 11 recently. It seems like only yesterday when people kept their meaningless thoughts to themselves, doesn’t it? - I will say this for Twitter, though. It’s still fun to see grown adults semi-cringe when they have to use the semi-silly term ...

Personality and policy

Local columns

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues. The president was elected largely on the force of his strong ...