Opinion

A soldier’s story

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:"Our platoon is on night ambush around the village when two Viet Cong tax collectors make their rounds," said Bradley."McClaine shoots one, but the other disappears into the village, so here we are searching for the guy at one o'clock in the morning. I went into a hootch, stood on a sack ...

The Left’s Vision

Local columns

WASHINGTON - The political left keeps announcing, as if it is a new breakthrough discovery of theirs, that life is unfair.Have they never read Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," more than two and a half centuries ago? What about economic historian David S. Landes' statement: ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Thursday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2016. There are 51 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 10, 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, had its beginnings as William Franklin, the Royal Governor of New Jersey, ...

Community Forest a unique idea for unique land

Editorial

This has been a good year for setting aside land for conservation and recreation in Marquette County. The Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve in Harvey and the Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve in Negaunee Township were dedicated this year, with land set aside for wildlife habitat, hiking and ...

Board conduct

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I'm wondering if Denise Ansell even read my letter. First, I did not give an opinion on how the Garden Board Township was run, that's just how it is. Second, I said the Garden Board has no say in what goes on in Fairbanks Township. They, Denise or anyone can give their opinion any time ...

Let’s do our part for our service men and women

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:We all pay our federal income taxes. We hate to, and we all dread "tax season" every year. When people and corporations don't pay Income taxes, they haven't given one cent to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Not one cent to support the Central Intelligence Agency. Not one ...

Has economics failed?

Local columns

WASHINGTON - It is especially painful for me, as an economist, to see that two small cities in northern California - San Mateo and Burlingame - have rent control proposals on the ballot this election year.There are various other campaigns, in other places around the country, for and against ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2016. There are 52 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 9, 1976, the U.N. General Assembly approved resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the ...

Cut red tape to spur startups

Editorial

The rate of new, successful startups has slowed significantly since the Great Recession. Although it rose slightly last year for the first time since 2010, startup activity is still sluggish. More can - and should - be done to encourage entrepreneurial growth in the U.S.The onslaught of ...

Will America get back on track?

Local columns

BERKELEY - The parallels are striking. In the last decades of the 19th century - the so-called "Gilded Age" - America experienced inequality on a scale it had never before seen, combining wild opulence and searing poverty.American industry consolidated into a few giant monopolies, or trusts, ...

Your vote will count today

Local columns

LANSING - This is an exciting time to be a voter in America. Presidential election years are always packed with emotion, which is understandable when the seat in the oval office is up for grabs. People pay attention and get engaged. It doesn't get more American than that.In Michigan, we're ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Tuesday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2016. There are 53 days left in the year. This is Election Day.Today's Highlights in History:On Nov. 8, 1966, Edward W. Brooke, R-Mass., became the first black candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular ...

Preparing for winter a priority

Editorial

With winter weather rapidly approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is encouraging Michiganders to make winter emergency preparedness a priority."Typically, Michigan starts receiving its first snowfall at this time of year," said Capt. Chris ...

Enbridge pipeline spill

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Nov. 2 marked the 17th anniversary of the largest spill in Line 5's history, which occurred in Crystal Falls, Mich., on Nov. 2, 1999. The spill dumped 226,000 gallons of crude and natural gas liquids. From the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) website: ...

Slow progress

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Less than a month ago, they started clearing the land in Bark River for the new Dollar General store. I just came through there and the building is up, and enclosed.Meijer's started building in the spring. There is a huge store building up and enclosed along with the convenience ...

What to watch for on election night

Local columns

WASHINGTON - Tuesday evening, after Election Day's tranquility, new clamors will erupt as analysts with agendas tickle portents and lessons from the torrent of election returns. Herewith some developments to watch.- In the 17 elections since World War II, the winner has averaged 385.4 electoral ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Monday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2016. There are 54 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 7, 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, winning a seat in the U.S. House of ...

School says thanks for Hero program

Editorial

This week's bouquets go to:From Webster Elementary School:Webster school would like to send a bouquet to the Escanaba Public Safety Department for providing their Hero program in our school. Each month, one lucky student receives a ride to school in a fire truck, and another has lunch with a ...

A culture of alcohol

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Recently there was a large portion of the student population at Gladstone High School accused of consuming alcohol. I use the word accused because it was only the student's confession that proved their guilt. Hearsay and allegations from peers alerted the administration and morality on ...

Diabetes may be in your future

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Could you be on the path to developing type 2 diabetes and not even know it? That is the case for about one out of three adults and 50 percent of the senior population across the U.P. Those are the numbers of people living with pre-diabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 ...