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Opinion

Neutral tuition impact should help NMU students

Editorial

Setting tuition rates and dealing with financial matters are challenging processes, even in the best of times. With the COVID-19 crisis, it s more difficult. That’s why we re happy that Northern Michigan University has found a way to possibly have a zero net increase for many students ...

Peer past the obvious with pandemic policies

Local columns

WASHINGTON — This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It’s the perfect time to talk about his famous essay, “That Which is Seen, and that Which is Not Seen,” published in his book, “The Law.” This timeless work remains an ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2020. There are 174 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The ...

Stay safe as summer temperatures remain high in Michigan

Editorial

With temperatures across the state expected to remain in the 80s and above through next week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding all residents to stay cool to beat the heat. MDHHS routinely reviews emergency department (ED) data for heat-related illness. ...

It’ll never happen

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Guilty! I am the guy who occasionally writes a letter to the editor, attempting to encourage everyone’s return to church. Given the times we are currently living in, believing our country has lost its moral compass, many Christians believe we enter times like these because God is ...

Political opportunity for the Big Left

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd by rogue cops in Minneapolis, and hate for the Orange Man and his supporters has created a perfect storm of political opportunity for the Big Left, and they are pouncing. Remember the famous quote from Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief ...

Will lightning strike twice?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016. What is not a myth is that you can’t reproduce experiences, such as a sports contest. Even if you could bring ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 9, the 191st day of 2020. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York. On this ...

Risky reveling may hurt us all

Editorial

Brace yourselves. It appears we likely are set to receive a beating from the pandemic coronavirus that ground our nation, and much of the rest of the world, to a halt in recent months. Don‘t be surprised if the coming wave arrives in parallel with renewed restrictions on our leisure and ...

Saints and sinners

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Poor Dr. Blasier. He made a faux pas, social blunder, and his constituents want to remove him from office. My, what an evil man he must be. He made a remark that rioters and looters and those that destroy property to display their anger should be shot in the leg. Although maybe not ...

Resignation

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: This is a copy of an email I sent to Ralph Blasier on June 30, 2020 via his official email address. As of yet I have not received a response from him. Time to resign Mr Blasier. Be a man. Do you really need the money the city pays you each meeting? I don’t feel it is a good use of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 8, 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Black ...

True school choice still eludes Michigan

Editorial

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made a stand for school choice and religious liberty. Yet while Michigan choice proponents can share in that victory from afar, families here aren t likely to see any tangible change. The ruling importantly will go a long way to ridding the country of the ...

Now it’s Woodrow Wilson’s turn

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Now that statues of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant and Theodore Roosevelt have been desecrated, vandalized, toppled and smashed, it appears Woodrow Wilson’s time has come. The cultural revolution has come to the Ivy League. Though Wilson attended ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2020. There are 177 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President ...

Pandemic badly affecting finances for state’s schools

Editorial

These are tough times to be in the education business at any level but especially K-12. The school year in mid-March was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were sent home to uncertain learning situations, although from all accounts parents and guardians did their best to cope ...

Symbols of history

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: From the beginning of time human’s have left symbols of history. Leaving branches of knowledge that records and explains past events which forms the subject matter of a history — a philosophical explanation of their causes. In Europe there are many, many towns left in their ...

Difficult but responsible decision

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: On behalf of the Delta County Democratic Party, I want to commend Vickie Micheau, the board and sponsors of the U.P. State Fair for making the difficult but responsible decision on Tuesday to cancel the upcoming 2020 U.P. State Fair. We all know that hundreds of vendors, service ...

Build the Great Lakes tunnel

Local columns

By Amy Clickner and Jim Holcomb LANSING — Communities across Michigan are speaking out in support of the Great Lakes Tunnel. Their support isn’t surprising. The tunnel will protect the Great Lakes, is an urgent piece of energy infrastructure, ensures access to affordable fuel to heat our ...