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Editorial

Don’t make shoveling a marathon event

The first big snow of the season could come at any time, and area residents will need to clear out their driveways and sidewalks. The American Heart Association warns that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to health problems, however, the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling ...

Line 5 legal saga appears positioned to go on and on

We’d like to think that last week’s court decision affirming the legal package behind Canadian company Enbridge’s efforts to built a tunnel in the bedrock beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house controversial Line 5 would be the end of the legal wrangling surrounding the issue. That ...

Community was generous during food drive

This week’s bouquets go to: From the Michigan State Police Manistique Outpost: Staff at the Michigan State Police Manistique Outpost collected canned goods and non-perishable items for local food pantries throughout Schoolcraft County from Oct. 14 through Oct. 25 for the 2019 Harvest ...

Scary scores make case for charters

Democratic presidential candidates can’t stop talking about how terrible charter schools are, yet the latest crop of national test scores from traditional public school students ought to make them all school choice converts. That’s especially true when you look at how students are doing ...

Are you ready for a winter emergency?

With winter weather approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michigan residents to make winter emergency preparedness a priority. “Winter is on it’s way and with cold weather comes health and safety concerns ...

Years after Nassar, secrecy remains an issue at Michigan State

The abrupt resignation last week of MSU trustee Nancy Schlichting is yet another troubling sign for a campus and community eager for transparency and healing as it relates to the university’s handling of Larry Nassar and other sexual assault allegations. Schlichting has a wealth of ...

Motorists reminded to be alert as clocks ‘fall back’

Since clocks “fell back” to standard time on Sunday, and it now gets dark one hour earlier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds motorists to watch out for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists on the drive home. Research from the University of Michigan Transportation ...

Prepare to ‘fall back’ by checking home detectors

As we turn back the clocks Sunday, Nov. 3 for Daylight Saving Time and temperatures continue to fall, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. “As it gets colder, we start seeing more carbon ...

Readers can be citizen scientists from their laptops

Ever dream of being a scientist but don’t want to earn a Ph.D.? Or maybe you don’t look good in a long white lab coat with safety glasses? Now local residents can contribute to science and not have to defend a dissertation. Expected to launch in January on www.zooniverse.org, Yooper ...

Prevent tax-related identity theft

With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaiming October as Michigan’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to be cybersecurity aware and prepared to fight tax-related identity theft. Cybercriminals are consistently using new tricks and tactics ...

Some ways to avoid accidental Halloween scares

On Thursday, scores of children will be trick-or-treating at homes and neighborhoods for Halloween. A few precautions can better ensure a fun and safe outing for those headed out in costume, state fire officials have advised. Making such choices as flame-resistant costumes, carrying ...

SHF an essential organization that supports community

It’s easy to overlook the many organizations that live in Marquette County that, through one device or another, provide funding to deserving nonprofits that serve the population. They just always seem to be there when a need must be addressed. That’s how it is with the Superior Health ...

Hospice services make a difference

This week’s bouquets go to: From Lew and Marland Mosier of Escanaba: A letter of thanks to all that made my daughter comfortable in her last days. Hospice was just wonderful. I don’t now what we would have done without them ——— Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals ...

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding Michiganders about the sources of lead in and around their homes, and how to protect their health. Lead can be found in soil, chipping and peeling paint, drinking ...

New rights for voters in upcoming election

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds voters to learn more about their new rights ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 5, local election and to cast a ballot. The changes include allowing all registered voters to vote by mail at their convenience and for citizens to register to vote up to and on ...

Cambensy on right side of Great Lakes construction effort

A Michigan State House resolution authored and introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy urging Uncle Sam to support Great Lakes infrastructure and specifically Soo Locks reconstruction certainly has our support, especially given the toxicity of governance in Washington and the necessity of robust ...

Don’t blindside drivers with state park pass

Legislation introduced in the Michigan House would make state park vehicle passes mandatory, unless drivers opted out. Michigan’s state parks and recreations areas are a tremendous resource, but this is a sneaky way to boost funding for their upkeep. If state parks are in need of additional ...

Talk to teens about driving safely

National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15-18 years of age in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, and violence. Inexperience and risk-taking behavior are factors that increase the crash risk for ...

Harvest time means motorists should watch for machines

Harvest season means a lot of large machines on rural roads, and big grain trucks coming in and out of fields and farm driveways. With more activity as the crops are brought in, drivers on all sides need to keep watch and share the road to stay safe, the Wisconsin State Patrol ...

Friends of Library are a special gift

This week’s bouquets go to: From Escanaba Public Library Director Carolyn Stacey: Robert Louis Stevenson wrote that a “friend is a gift you give yourself.” During National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 20 – 26, the Escanaba Public Library celebrates its gift — the Friends of the ...