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Opinion

Energy emergency shows value of Line 5

Editorial

Michigan doesn t have a propane shortage, despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer s declaration of an energy emergency over the weekend. But it risks having one if the governor gets her way on shutting down the Line 5 petroleum pipeline. Whitmer, a spokesperson explained, joined 34 other states in ...

Trump — once and future king?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination.” So says Mitt Romney, the sole Republican senator to have voted twice to convict President Donald J. Trump of impeachable acts. But is it possible Trump could win ...

Voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, Democrats’ ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 2, 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the date of the presidential inauguration from March 4 to ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, March 1, the 60th day of 2021. There are 305 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the spectatorsí gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, ...

Pat on the back for the health department

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Jack Lockwood of Gladstone: The Delta-Menominee Health Department and the folks working at the COVID clinic deserve a big pat on the back. We have visited twice for our vaccinations and were impressed with the organization and efficiency of the operation. ...

Six courageous patriots

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The Father of our Country, George Washington, comes first: Military genius, first President and the “Man Who Wouldn’t Die”. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Washington led an army fighting the French and Indians in that War. In one ferocious battle, the Indians were ordered to ...

Executive orders

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I do not understand the concept of executive orders. Both from the President, as well as the governors. We have three branches of government. It was designed that way so that there would be checks and balances, so no branch would have too much power. We have found ourselves in a ...

Save the rhino!

Local columns

NEW YORK — Today’s environmental activists are so hostile to capitalism that they end up killing animals they want to protect. Like the African rhinoceros. Poachers kill them to get their horns, which can sell for as much as $300,000. Poachers mostly sell in China and Vietnam, to people ...

Lessons learned

Local columns

WASHINGTON — We’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of our collective COVID-19 incarceration, and I thought it might be helpful to share a few things I’ve learned during quarantine. For example, did you know that if you’re talking on the phone while wearing earbuds, you don’t ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2021. There are 307 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1933, Germanyís parliament building, the Reichstag (RYKSí-tahg), was gutted by fire; Chancellor Adolf Hitler, ...

State Games a chance to showcase area

Editorial

In 2016, Marquette was recognized for its deep love of winter sports when it was selected as the winner of Kraft Hockeyville USA. It didn’t take long for Marquette to be recognized once again, as it has been selected as a host site for the 2022 Meijer State Games of Michigan — Winter ...

Wolves in the U.P.

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Should wolves be hunted and/or trapped in the U.P. to control their numbers? The answer to that is absolutely, yes. The MDNR seems to believe that there isn’t enough science to make intelligent decisions on harvest regulations. They would rather make harvest decisions by bringing ...

Who owns your face?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — After listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci suggest last weekend that we should expect to be wearing two masks on our faces everywhere we go until the end of 2022, I began thinking again about first principles. Fauci is entitled to express his opinions. Yet, because he is the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2021. There are 308 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New Yorkís ...

COVID-19 milestone a national tragedy that continues to unfold

Editorial

Some milestones are great, some are not so great. The milestone reached earlier this week — the 500,000 fatality total due to COVID-19 in the U.S. — is beyond not so great. It’s terrible, depressing, unthinkable — the adjectives go on, and they’re all negative. Other countries ...

What to cut? Plenty

Local columns

WASHINGTON — President Biden has challenged those who oppose the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill disingenuously dubbed “COVID relief,” or the more deceitful “American Rescue Plan.” “What would they have me cut?” he asks. Challenge accepted. Even The Washington Post editorial ...

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security failure and missed ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2021. There are 309 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; ...

Zero can be a good thing, if it refers to COVID-19 cases

Editorial

Not too many people need to be told that 2020 was a less-than-stellar year on many fronts, but with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, COVID-19 still being in full swing and extremely cold weather in many parts of the country, including the Upper Peninsula, 2021 is posing its challenges ...