Opinion

Web of lies

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Oh what a web we do weave when at first we do deceive.Hillary lied about private server than destroyed (deleted and bleached hard drives) emails after receiving a subpoena from Congress for these emails.Of the emails on the server, 113 emails contained information which was classified at ...

Support for jail millage

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I am writing this letter in support of the jail millage. Each week Daily Press readers see people in this community sentenced for crimes that they commit. People are amazed at the severity and amount of crimes committed and are worried about the future of our community. I too am worried! ...

The Garden Peninsula Foundation

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:The Garden Peninsula Foundation has been greatly maligned during the present election campaign. As a founder and a director, I feel a response is necessary.The Foundation is not a "secret" organization. Our website, www.peninsulafoundation.net, details our mission and activities.The ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Friday, Nov. 4, the 309th day of 2016. There are 57 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 4, 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California; in attendance were President George H.W. Bush and ...

Term limits would worsen Congress

Editorial

In outlining his plans for America last weekend in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump drew some of the biggest cheers when he promised to push for a constitutional amendment limiting the terms of members of Congress. It fit well into his populist embrace of positions that stir the people, ...

Escanaba School Board race

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Election Day is upon us. In July, I wrote about my wish list for an effective Escanaba school board member: 1) common sense; 2) dedicated to student achievement; 3) team player; 4) assertive; and 5) conduct yourself in a respectable manner at meetings and in public. After 23 years of ...

Response to township supervisor

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Ron Collins, Fairbanks Township supervisor, freely gives his opinion on how Garden Township meetings are run and how unethical board members are. Then he goes on to say how the opinions of Garden residents are not welcome in Fairbanks Township. How come he feels the need to give his ...

Jail proposal a bad idea

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Earlier this year we had a special election to vote on a proposal to build a new jail inside the County Services Building on College Avenue. It is my opinion that it is an extremely bad idea to have the jail and courts miles apart. Daily Press readers have been treated to heartbreaking ...

A world without emails

Local columns

FLINT - The FBI found 650,000 emails on a laptop used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, right?Their reaction to this trove was "Gee, some of them might have been to or from Hillary herself so we'd better look into this."My reaction ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2016. There are 58 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 3, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales ...

Give blood before the holiday season

Editorial

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season.Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a drop in donated blood available for patients. ...

Basic Marine has best use for land

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:On Nov. 3, 2016 at approximately 19:00, the Escanaba City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the sale to Basic Marine of city-owned 1.02 acres of lakeshore real estate at the north end of Third Street North.The sentence above is my statement as a city ...

The main thing is to vote

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:We see political signs everywhere seeking your vote, from local city, township, and county, as well as for state and federal positions. You can vote for your favorite politician - but the main thing is to vote! It's your right to vote - our freedom is at stake.When you prepare to vote, ...

Get out and vote on Nov. 8

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Fall is here and almost gone. We fall back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 6.Then, on Nov. 8. we face a most critical election that lays a path for our future on a national, state and local level. Though many of us are deciding which candidate will fight for the values we hold dear, I just want ...

Time to discuss character

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Merriam-Webster defines character as: the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves: someone's personality. So with this in mind, let's examine Mr. Trump. He has gone on the record, with television, radio recordings and the newspapers with the following statements. When he spotted an ...

Be careful with vote

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Ways Hillary wants us to changeWhile pondering who to vote for, keep in mind that Hillary stated Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions. "Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will", she said. "And deep-seated cultural codes, ...

Pay attention

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:George Washington, who lived in and studies corrupt governments said, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is a force like fire. It is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." Translation - pay attention.If ...

Vote in Garden

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Heritage wind energy sued Schoolcraft county and lost. They appealed and lost that decision. They are currently trying to influence the Garden Township election to bypass the courts in their lawsuit there. You can only prevent this by voting. Please make an extra effort to vote.Patrick ...

Political sign theft an indicator of ugly campaign

Editorial

In what has become arguably the ugliest political season ever, campaign signs are disappearing all over Marquette County in droves.Predictable? Probably. Acceptable? Not in the least.Top politicos from both major parties report signage - the kind that people pass by and notice every day - is ...

City employee firing

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:It is a real shame, almost a Trumpism, that a resident and taxpayer cannot get a simple answer about the firing of a city employee. I questioned, at a recent forum, that city councils/commissioners were hired by residents, and only residents may fire them (relieve them of duties/accept a ...