Opinion

James who? Trump paints Comey as a stranger

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WASHINGTON (AP) — James who? President Donald Trump contended in recent days that he didn’t know his FBI chief, James Comey, well enough to lean on him for his loyalty. That was one of a number of claims by the president that called for scrutiny in the fierce backwash of Comey’s ...

Eagle Mine ops a delicate balance of enviro vs. economics

Editorial

Mining has, for some time now, been considered by many a contentious issue, and a delicate balancing act between a means of providing desirable economic benefits and a process that potentially leads to avoidable long-lasting environmental concerns. Precisely that situation, where opposing ...

Why is Trump doing Putin’s bidding?

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BERKELEY — Say you’re Vladimir Putin, and you did a deal with Donald Trump last year. I’m not suggesting there was any such deal, mind you. But if you are Putin and you did do a deal, what might Trump have agreed to do for you? Here’s a hypothetical list: 1. Repudiate NATO. NATO ...

How They Voted

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Senate Bill 343, Give students government predictions related to careers: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To require school districts to give students a regional “career outlook” forecast document created by a government “Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.” ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2017. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design of the original American flag, ...

There’s no better place for boating

Editorial

Residents and visitors are to celebrate the state’s unparalleled boating opportunities and one of the best freshwater destinations in the world during Michigan Boating Week June 10-16. “Water is one of Michigan’s greatest natural resources,” said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and ...

Get the shovels in the ground

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WASHINGTON — Sensing that his Scottish enemies had blundered at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, Oliver Cromwell said, “The Lord hath delivered them into our hands.” Philip K. Howard, were he the exulting type, could rejoice that some of his adversaries have taken a stand on indefensible ...

If it walks like a terrorist

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WASHINGTON — In television it’s called a “loop,” the replaying of the same scene over and over and over again. The latest and most assuredly not the final terrorist attack in London last weekend was a “loop” that has become all-too familiar. The jihadists who claimed to be acting ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2017. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, unanimously struck down state laws prohibiting interracial ...

Sports physicals a community service

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Pam Durbin, R.N., Gladstone Area Schools: A special bouquet of thanks to Dr. Keeker, all the physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs and volunteers that helped provide sports physicals to middle school and high school athletes from Gladstone, Mid Peninsula, and Rapid ...

Prosperity Cities

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NEW YORK — Lovers of socialism didn’t like my column last week. I wrote that Venezuela’s collapse shows the cluelessness of celebrities like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, who’d praised Venezuela’s leader. Chomsky called me “an utter coward” for mocking him and ...

Hysteria over Paris pullout

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WASHINGTON — For sheer hilarity and hyperbole it’s hard to beat a recent headline on a Washington Post editorial opposing President Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the nonbinding and unenforceable Paris climate agreement. “Trump turns his back on the world,” it ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, June 10, the 161st day of 2017. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 10, 1967, war in the Mideast ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire; during the six ...

What’s next for Flint?

Editorial

The Flint water crisis took center stage last year at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. This year, Flint wasn’t mentioned much at all — at least in a formal way. While that signals progress in the recovery, the troubles are far from over. Hillary Clinton is no ...

Gun laws taking deadly path

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: According to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit corporation that provides online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence, 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by gunfire in the United States in 2017. The response has been the removal of ...

Support the Delta Animal Shelter

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Looking at the four newborn kittens in my doorway, I don’t know what to do. None of my friends want any cat. I already have five. When my family lived in China, we were constantly running from the war — by train, ship, wagon, or on foot. The grownups carried their chosen ...

Two polar opposite examples

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WASHINGTON — For baseball fans of a certain age, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals stands alone. Musial’s on-field statistics were beyond impressive. He led the National League in batting seven times, was named the league’s MVP three times, was selected as an all-star 24 times and ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2017. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, ...

In exiting Paris accord, President Trump squanders time, degrees

Editorial

President Donald Trump has betrayed the future of our children, our grandchildren and our planet. His decision to exit the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, is incomprehensible and inexcusable. Climate change is real, and human activity contributes to it: Among climate scientists, ...

Hostility toward the media

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: An article on the May 29 Daily Press blames hostility toward reporters on Donald Trump and Fox News. I think the Big Media and their Democrat allies don’t like it when their would gets rocked and that’s just what Trump and Fox News did. If you believe Fox is completely right ...