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Opinion

Color not the issue

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR In regards to Denise Young, excuse me Denise, I don’t remember saying anything about color. Just our country I was referring to a symbol of our country. Where young men and women have died defending those players rights to kneel and enable them to make millions while disrespecting, ...

Passing on misinformation

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR I couldn’t believe my eyes while reading Mike Olson’s letter “Democrat’s constitutional crisis”. He obviously didn’t fact check. Nor did he list his source(s). A viral image circulating on Facebook wrongly credited three leading Democratic senators with made-up quotes ...

Fake quotes and satire

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR As an avid follower of the Daily Press and other news sources, I was dismayed to read the Letter To the Editor on Sept. 6 from one of the Daily Press’ most prolific letter writers. The letter had a title of “Democrats Constitutional Crisis.” In the letter, fake quotes about the ...

A poor decision

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: A state representative is elected to represent the people. But I have seen enough of our current representative patting himself on the back to realize the only person he serves in the Michigan Legislature is himself. Beau is all too proud to have repealed prevailing wage, even ...

Guest service is important

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: An encouraging shout to you, businesses, that welcome us, customers, when we enter your doors. How good it is when you, store employers, look us in the eyes showing full attention to our needs. Courteous employers are trained guest servers that make life easier. Slogans like ...

Almanac

Letters to the Editor

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2018. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York ended as police and ...

Keep e-cigarettes away from kids

Editorial

The FDA enacted a regulation on e-cigarettes in 2016 that banned the sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine to those younger than 18. Yet, because Michigan has no state law affirming that regulation, law enforcement can’t keep kids from purchasing the nicotine-delivery devices. Though ...

Conditions ripe for another economic crash

Local columns

BERKELEY — Sept. 15 will mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed by the Great Recession. Since hitting bottom in 2009, the economy has grown steadily, the stock market has soared, and corporate profits have ballooned. But ...

Obama goes on attack, but arguments fall flat

Local columns

WASHINGTON — He’s back! President Obama has emerged from his supposed cloistered life to attack President Trump. Obama broke with a tradition apparently only modern Republican ex-presidents follow, which is not to speak ill of your successor. Obama, who reportedly has been running his ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2018. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, on America’s single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members ...

Getting ready for the worst during National Preparedness Month

Editorial

Another year has brought a host of new disasters in the United States, from the devastating fires across California and other western states to torrential rains triggering recent flooding in Wisconsin and, yes, parts of the Upper Peninsula on Father’s Day weekend in June. It again ...

Exciting news in Escanaba schools

Local columns

ESCANABA — The 2018-2019 school year promises to be a great one in Escanaba. Buses are plying the streets, fall sports are heating up, school hallways are humming with students, and teachers are working hard in the classroom to help children prepare for bright futures. We are thrilled to be ...

Government’s guidance on campus rape

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The assault on civil rights that was mandated by the civil rights division of Barack Obama’s Education Department might soon abate. Current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is moving to halt the life-shattering procedures that began in 2011, when the department sent to colleges ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2018. There are 112 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. ...

A win and a loss for Escanaba

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Mike “Chief” Olson of Escanaba?Ford River: Last Friday night in the Eskymos first home game against Petoskey, we could not buy a first down in the first half, sluggish and beat up we seemed. I think we received a Gipper-type half-time speech because as ...

Judging Kavanaugh

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Some people are very angry about President Trump’s new Supreme Court pick. “Hell no, Kavanaugh! He is a dangerous man!” protesters shouted on the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yelled, “What is at stake is freedom for LGBTQ Americans, for equal ...

Upcoming redistricting is a backstory of 2018 midterms

Local columns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year’s midterm elections. North Carolina’s congressional ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2018. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon ...

Public defender plan will improve quality of legal representation

Editorial

Given the amount of work that needs to be done, we like the move Marquette County has made to establish a public defender’s office, which provide legal representation for adult defendants in Marquette County’s district and circuit courts who cannot afford counsel. The move traces its ...

Kavanaugh facing hostile Democrats

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Since Robert Bork’s “borking” 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable. Democrats, who favor a “living Constitution,” meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, ...