Letters to the Editor

Be informed about marijuana regulations

EDITOR: The so called crunch time is coming upon us all. That is the time when the five members of the Escanaba City Council will decide if or not we need to sell and commercialize recreational marijuana in our city. A big part of being informed on this issue is to keep up on the fast paced ...

An economic issue

EDITOR: At one time there were at least eight grade schools within the Escanaba Public School System. I believe we are now down to two traditional grade schools - Lemmer and Soo Hill. I discount webster as it is Kindergarten only and that’s another story. So discussion is continuing ...

We need a national consensus on abortion

EDITOR No issue divides Americans as abortion does. Both sides are so passionate that it is the only issue that guides their vote-even though there are other pro-life issues. Other divisive social issues, such as school busing (Brown v. Board of Education) and interracial marriage (Loving v. ...

I don’t understand

EDITOR: I don’t understand... Why adopting a child is so expensive. Why there is no law requiring drivers to use blinkers. Why NBC, Disney, Netflix, the NCAA, find it necessary to boycott Georgia over abortion laws. Why there is no stoplight at 30th Street and 3rd Avenue North. (I hear ...

Response to Heller column

EDITOR I don’t usually read Andy Heller, but the title of his July 3rd op-ed, “Distinguishing News from Opinion”, caught my eye. The Newsweek article cited in Heller’s piece, “Trump Administration Argues Detained Migrant Children Don’t Need Toothbrush, Soap”, illustrates how ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

Enbridge and refineries

EDITOR: As the time for the State of Michigan to take action on Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac approaches, an increasingly desperate Enbridge is enlisting allies to engage in what can only be deemed a Chicken Little campaign. Behold, for example, Enbridge’s full-page advertisement ...

Choice of words

EDITOR: I am a retired newspaper reporter-editor and university journalism professor. I taught young reporters the importance and power of words - and clarity of writing. So a front-page story in the Tuesday, June 25 edition of the Daily Press caught my attention for the wrong reason. The ...

Community needs to be informed

EDITOR: Dear citizens and residents of the city of Escanaba, My article is in response to an editorial of June 18, 2019, in the Escanaba Daily Press. I would like to start by thanking the Daily Press for publishing this very important piece of information. I would like to remind our ...

Support for teacher

EDITOR: I am writing this letter in response to the recent termination of Dale Harris from Carney-Nadeau Public School. I graduated from CNPS in 2008. Dale was a teacher who not only taught his students the curriculum, but who also taught life lessons. Dale was a teacher who made you want to ...

The definition of ‘life’

EDITOR: Recently, articles and a letter were printed in the Daily Press regarding the morals and… uh, methods, associated with pregnancy and abortion. Interesting reading, however a vital component was missing from these and, in fact, all discussions of pregnancy as it relates to abortion ...

Enbridge’s U.P. employees committed to protect Great Lakes

EDITOR: As someone who was born and still lives in the U.P., I understand the unwavering feelings of those who have voiced their concern regarding Line 5 and the need to protect the Great Lakes and our state’s precious natural resources. I want to make it clear to all Michigan residents ...

Enbridge’s fake news

EDITOR: Well, Enbridge et.al, suffer from a serious case of fake news. Yep…fake news. Their full page ad contained enough baloney to make sandwiches for everyone in Michigan. But you better be careful. That baloney may actually be that new vegetable fake meat though. Apparently Enbridge is ...

Don’t allow cats to roam

EDITOR The other day there was an article in the press about keeping dogs on leashes. May I also suggest homeowners keep their cats on leashes or indoors. In our neighborhood there are at least three cats that roam and have been killing birds and rabbits. What can be done about this problem, ...

A moral issue

EDITOR: Abortion or Not? Democrat or Republican, it should not be a political view. It’s a humanitarian and moral issue, with a life at stake. Does someone have a right to snuff out a human life? If you do not think it’s a life when the cells are being formed, when then? If you do not ...

Foreign Assistance

EDITOR: According to the U.S. Department of State, “Foreign assistance is aid given by the United States to other countries to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. It is a strategic, economic, and moral imperative ...

Escanaba City Council is unresponsive

EDITOR: The recent headlines in our Daily Press provide a framework for this letter. May 17 “Esky council OKs utility rate hikes.” OKs? This hike was presented to us earlier as a mandate, a fact, “despite members of the public expressing their displeasure,” despite calls, letters to ...

A moral issue

EDITOR: Abortion or Not? Democrat or Republican, it should not be a political view. It’s a humanitarian and moral issue, with a life at stake. Does someone have a right to snuff out a human life? If you do not think it’s a life when the cells are being formed, when then? If you do not ...

Five applications for DDA board

EDITOR This letter is regarding my five applications for an open DDA board seat and subsequent denials by Mayor Tall. Jan. 24 a DDA board member asked if I had interest in applying for a long-vacant DDA seat; I said at that time I had applied shortly after opening my business and had never ...