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Opinion

Music festival was a great day

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Nick Nolde of Escanaba: I’d like to sincerely thank the citizens of Escanaba and the surrounding area for supporting the Lake Shore Live 2019 music festival. Our biggest crowd to date was able to enjoy a day full of great music, great food, and great fun ...

Industrial solar power plant

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Escanaba Township Board members must be applauded for recently rejecting the changes to the township’s land ordinance proposed by Orion Corp., the potential builder of the Chandler Industrial Solar Power Plant in the Flatrock area. Locating a 125 mega-watt solar power plant ...

Responsibility or not?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I recently came about a true story involving a young 4 year old named Lexi. It was the first day of pre-school. Mom and dad took their noon hour off to take Lexi to her school. As they pulled up into the school parking lot ,she looked at her parents and said: You can wait here and I ...

Upcoming Bay College millage proposal

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: In Delta County’s Nov. 5, 2019 election voters will be asked whether or not they approve of increasing the amount of taxes that can be assessed. All property in Bay’s district boundaries by .8924 mills for 20 years from 2019 to 2038. Currently, Delta County property owners pay ...

Good News

Local columns

NEW YORK — I rarely watch cable news anymore. It’s all hysteria, all the time. CNN: “We are destroying the planet.” MSNBC: “The middle class is disappearing!” President Donald Trump says drug trafficking “is worse than ever!” I’m glad my favorite magazine, Reason, ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for decades were allowed to visit ...

Final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of year starts Saturday

Editorial

As summer gives way to fall, volunteers will soon fan out along Michigan state roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will be picking up litter from Saturday, Sept. ...

Solar and wind farms difficult to justify

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The large-scale commercial production of solar and wind energy discussed on these pages reflects the concerns of individuals, political entities and environmentalists. It is based on the premise that climate is changing and that man is a significant contributor to that change and must ...

No new edition of ‘Profiles in Courage’

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Then-Sen. John F Kennedy wrote admiringly in his 1955 book, “Profiles in Courage,” about Republican U.S. Sen. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas. In 1868, in a decision Ross knew would end his political career, he broke with his party to vote against the impeachment of then-President ...

Non-debate ‘debates’

Local columns

WASHINGTON — By definition, what 14 million viewers watched on TV last week was not a debate — not even close. Here’s how dictionary.com defines “debate”: “A discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints ... a formal contest in which the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2019. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W. Bush announced a new Cabinet-level ...

Michigan residents to receive additional Home Heating Credit

Editorial

Many Michigan residents will receive some good news with their heating bill this month. Approximately 288,000 Michigan households who received Home Heating Credits in 2018 will get an additional one-time payment of $22 this month to help keep their homes warm. The payments are the result of a ...

The answer

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: For those who regularly attend church, this letter is not for you. Why? Because you have heard this message before. This letter is for all those who do not attend church regularly, if at all. Why? Because what was said at our church on Sunday must be heard by everyone. You’re ...

School board not doing its job

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Several members of the Rapid River School Board are not doing the job they were elected to do. During a recent school board meeting held on Sept. 9, 2019, the Rapid River school community once again voiced opposition and provided public feedback in response to recent school board ...

Fun with Jarts

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — People who know me know my lifelong obsession with Jarts. If you’re younger than 40, you probably have no idea what those are. They were - and are - the world’s best lawn game, consisting of two plastic rings placed 20 or so paces apart into which you lob Jarts, which ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2019. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 19, 2008, struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration laid out a radical bailout plan ...

NMU continues trend of growing its overall enrollment

Editorial

There was positive news recently from the campus of Northern Michigan University. NMU continues to buck state and national trends by growing its overall enrollment, something most colleges and universities only dream of these days. According to the school’s all-important 10th day enrollment ...

After Bolton, Trump goals remain unrealized

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The sudden and bitter departure of John Bolton from the White House was baked in the cake from the day he arrived there. For Bolton’s worldview, formed and fixed in a Cold War that ended in 1991, was irreconcilable with the policies Donald Trump promised in his 2016 ...

When government runs health care

Local columns

DUBLIN — “When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?” asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland? I gave him a date that works for me (I’m calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date. Contrast ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. On this date: In 1850, Congress ...