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Opinion

Expect a long night tonight

Editorial

If you hope to see early election results on Tuesday evening, it’s not looking too good. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said this week it could take one or two days before results are in. Blame it on absentee ballots. Benson will blame the delay on the Legislature for not passing ...

The signature drive continues

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The Daily Press reported in a headline that the Ralph Blasier recall petition failed. The headline was followed by context that indicated the petition did not have enough signatures for the November election ballot, but readers don’t always read beyond such a decisive headline. ...

The Biden rule: ‘No men need apply!’

Local columns

WASHINGTON — There is a real possibility that, this coming week, Joe Biden will be selecting the 47th president of the United States. For the woman Biden picks — he has promised to exclude from consideration all men, black, brown, white or Asian — has a better chance of succeeding to ...

How They Voted

Local columns

The legislature is scheduled to meet next on Aug. 6. The House did not meet this week and the Senate held a pro-forma session with no voting. Rather than votes, this Roll Call Report describes some topical school-related bills of interest. Senate Bill 1038: Suspend state 11th/12th grade ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2020. There are 149 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after ...

Fall sports are ‘a go’ in Michigan

Editorial

Some clarity for high school sports in Michigan this fall was shared a week ago by officials with the Michigan High School Athletic Association when they approved starting the fall sports season on schedule. Their announcement ended speculation on what the fall sports season might look like ...

Freedom and political dissent

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, this column offered a brief history of the freedom of speech in America. The essence of the column was that all public speech is lawful when there is time for more speech to challenge it and that the remedy for hate speech is not censorship, but more speech. Last ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020. There are 150 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On August 3, 1993, the Senate voted 96-to-three to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On this date: In ...

Golf tournamant helps U.P. Honor Flight

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: The Highland Golf Club is thrilled to present the UP Honor Flight with a check for $3,200 for the next Honor Flight! The Highland hosted its second annual UP Honor Flight golf tournament and golfers enjoyed a spectacular day on the golf course, all while ...

Support for Gerry Tatrow

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: My wife and I decided to retire here in Delta County for a variety of reasons. It was close to our hunting camp of 45 years, it had all the amenities we needed and most importantly, we have met more people and made more friends than the whole time we lived downstate. Here we have ...

The private space race

Local columns

NEW YORK — This week, American astronauts returned to earth. Their trip to the space station was the first manned launch from the U.S. in 10 years. By NASA? No. Of course, not. This space flight happened because government was not in charge. An Obama administration committee had ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2020. There are 152 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On August 1, 1957, the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command ...

Motorists and bicyclists need to respect each other

Editorial

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages all road users, including motorists and bicyclists, to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. Bicycles on the roadway have the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Michigan law ...

Rioters are seditionists, not protesters

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. These acts no longer fit the definition of protest. Rather, sedition defines them: “incitement of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 30, the 212th day of 2020. There are 154 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to ...

Blood donors needed to keep supply strong

Editorial

Though this summer may feel different than summers past, one thing remains constant: The need for blood donations to help save lives. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to give blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Since the ...

Election year craziness

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: We deal with everything that comes our way. At this time it is a worldwide virus. We can only hope our government is doing everything possible to work to find answers. Is this a manmade virus? Will it ever end, or will a new one replace it? Could a certain country such as China, ...

Poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Murtice Sherek is not excited about Joe Biden. The Minnesota Democrat, a 79-year-old retired nurse, preferred another candidate in the presidential primary. She also worries about Biden’s age, 77. But anxious about another four years of President Donald Trump, she says ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 29, 1967, an accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and ...