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Opinion

911 dispatcher saved a life

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Rita Meunier: We were celebrating Father’s Day at my sister’s house. My sister got a piece of meat stuck in her throat. We tried everything, but nothing helped. She collapsed and turned blue. We called 911 and the operator gave us instructions as what ...

The new censors

Local columns

NEW YORK — Do you say what you think? That’s risky! You may get fired! You’ve probably heard about a New York Times editor resigning after approving an opinion piece by Senator Tom Cotton that suggested the military to step in to end riots. Many Times reporters tweeted out the same ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nationís highest court, ...

Relief options promoted during American Housing Month

Editorial

June is American Housing Month and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is raising awareness about ways Michiganders can protect their homes through lender programs for those impacted by COVID-19 and through insurance policy reviews to make sure they have the ...

City council should grow up

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Jenny: Dad! “Billy Kicked Me!” “It was an accident.” Billy: “Stop Staring at Me!” “Dad, Jenny keeps staring at me.” Jenny: “Are we there yet?” “Danny, stop pulling my hair!” Dad: “Knock it off or I’m going to stop the car and give you all something ...

Polluters, resource plunderers protected by LaFave

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The COVID 19 pandemic has brought great changes and challenges to the U.P. While social distancing has protected us from the worst of the pandemic, the economic and social tolls are evident, while we still deal with the ongoing pandemic. How our children will attend school in the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, June 26, the 178th day of 2020. There are 188 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated ...

Move forward safely with Line 5 tunnel

Editorial

Years of discussion, argument and litigation about how to deal with the aging Line 5 pipes under the Straits of Mackinac have left everyone involved with a bad taste in their mouths. Michigan lawmakers during a December 2018 lame duck session approved an agreement with pipeline operator ...

The First Freedom

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Here is a pop quiz on the Constitution. What is the first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights? If you guessed speech or press, then you are close. The first protected freedom is religion. The two religion clauses in the First Amendment keep the government out of our pockets ...

When the mob rules

Local columns

WASHINGTON — What did we think would happen once boundaries were destroyed? The chaos plaguing the country today was inevitable after truth, standards and self-control were all but ignored by many in our society. That great “philosopher,” the late Marilyn Monroe, was ahead of her time ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, June 25, the 177th day of 2020. There are 189 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the ...

Purge ineligible voters ahead of vote by mail

Editorial

The first step in making voting by mail easier in Michigan is to ensure the voting rolls are up to date. The state has a ways to go before it can make that claim with confidence. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently did a mass mailing of absentee ballot applications, and many went to ...

Upper Peninsula State Fair

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: After listening to governor Whitmer speak about the fair, and the risk of COVID-19 I felt I needed to reach out and express my feelings The CDC has already indicated that it reported wrong numbers that were not accurate regarding COVID-19. But don’t just take my word for it, verify ...

Violence is criminal behavior

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: It is good to talk about community issues. It reveals different understandings, giving each an opportunity to fine tune beliefs. Take the controversy about Dr. Ralph Blaiser’s statement to the Escanaba City Council. When I first read it, my response was relief. Finally, a local ...

Can we coexist with Asia’s communists?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for seven hours at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii with the chief architect of China’s foreign policy, Yang Jiechi. The two had much to talk about. As The Washington Post reports, the “bitterly contentious relationship” ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 24, the 176th day of 2020. There are 190 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On June 24, 1497, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot spotted land, ...

Reopening UIA regional offices should be a priority

Editorial

We join state Rep. Sara Cambensy and others who are asking that Unemployment Insurance Agency regional offices and phone lines be reopened with all due haste. The Marquette Democrat and a handful of Michigan House of Representatives members sent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer a letter asking as ...

No flag at Chamber of Commerce building

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Flag Day has been here and gone. Why is there no American flag flying at the new Chamber of Commerce building? There is a museum inside that building that commemorates the men and women who served in all of the branches of service. They fought to protect the United States Flag and ...

Who profits from racism

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, took a knee last week before cameras at a branch of his bank. Larry Fink, CEO of giant investment fund BlackRock, decried racial bias. Starbucks vowed on Twitter to “stand in solidarity with our Black partners, customers and ...