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Letters to the Editor

Defund Bergman

EDITOR: It has been almost 2 months since the violent attack on our nation’s Capital. We all watched in horror as the insurrection unfolded being a direct result of the “Big Lie”; a lie that was promoted by the former President, and many politicians who support him, that the election ...

Six courageous patriots

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

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 ...

Wolves in the U.P.

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 ...

Housing need for a new group of workers

EDITOR: There was a very insightful Letter to the Editor recently from Mr. Alex Wellman which concluded that “It’s time for the Upper Peninsula to actively promote itself as a great place to live, work and raise a family among the growing number of people who suddenly have more freedom to ...

The U.P. should embrace remote workers in 2021

EDITOR: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many changes, chief among them being a wholesale shift to remote work for a growing number of people around the United States. According to the website Upwork, remote work has increased a staggering 87% since the pandemic started. Delta ...

Letter response

EDITOR: This letter is being written in response to VanGinhoven letter titled “We expect more.” You say that you “expect Mr. Moyle to work with the duly elected government officials of the State of Michigan to advocate for measures that support economic survival by making reasoned ...

Safety concerns

EDITOR: I’m sure the buzz is out about the marijuana dispensary soon to open on tribal land on Willow Creek here in Escanaba. With no regards to the surrounding area. Residential, 70 feet from handicap and a foster care home as well. I could go on and on about it, but this is to warn the ...

One angry man

EDITOR: Frequent Press columnist Robert Reich is on his usual rampage, as he has been for four years. His last two columns set out to condemn, convict and excoriate all GOP officials, party members and voters for their support of what occurred on January 6th. He declares that all, including ...

Common sense or money

EDITOR: In these troubled times, I have to wonder which of the titled two is used the most. I see small businesses failing daily and yet big box stores, soccer games, football, basketball can continue selling and playing. Our local restaurant obeyed every protocol set forth by the CDC and the ...

Political violence

EDITOR: I don’t believe President Trump would have purposely incited his supporters to interrupt the count of electors by storming the Capitol. Those proceedings were his last chance to get the November election results scrutinized, as Sens. Cruz and Hawley were pushing for. Hundreds of ...

Township solar project

EDITOR: To the concerned citizens of Escanaba Township and those interested in the area’s solar project. Solar is a good thing! It lowers or levels off growing electric rates, offers jobs, raises tax revenues, which will help various entities. Delta County, blessed with resources for ...

Roe V. Wade anniversary

EDITOR: We remember the tragic 48th anniversary, Jan 22nd of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Courts decision. This ruling is responsible for the senseless death of over 61 million precious unborn babies by abortion in the womb in this country, right up until birth. Back in 1976, I was asked by ...

We expect more

EDITOR: On January 11th at a special meeting of the Delta County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner David Moyle made an inflammatory statement by suggesting an armed militia be developed in the event the MDHHS orders for bar and restaurant closures continued past January 15th: “My ...

A house divided

EDITOR: The Republican Party is a house divided between conservatives loyal to the Constitution and democratic principles and reactionaries complicit in Donald Trump’s pursuit of autocratic power. Trump continues to claim that he won the presidential election by a landslide. He calls his ...

Legal Americans

EDITOR: Imagine a man trying to soothe a child. Crying from hunger with words that have become hallow. His mind wanders back to when he married his high school DACCA sweetheart. The birth of his child, as a deacon in church once, he was considered an essential worker, then he became ...

Enough death

EDITOR: January 22nd is a day of infamy from 1973 when abortion was legalized in our country. It was said by proponents that it would be “legal, safe and rare.” Tis legal, but not rare (60 million deaths) and the carrying of a baby to term is statistically safer. Sadly, this is not ...

Vaccination appointments

EDITOR: The first thing I’d like to know is exactly how many of the 120,000 calls the health department got actually got an appointment. The next thing is how many of the appointments were made before the phone numbers where made to the general public. I tried for two and a half days to get ...

The government we earned

EDITOR: Since I was a teenager, I was taught that, with our democracy, we get the government that we deserve. Clearly, we did not deserve much this time. Ralph B Blasier Escanaba

Vaccines

EDITOR: So, the Trump Administration shipped the COVID vaccines to the individual states. They are then the ones to administer those vaccines. Monday,January 3, I hear that Michigan received more vaccines than they should have. The spokesperson was saying they were not prepared for that ...