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Opinion

VA recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month

Editorial

In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is bringing awareness to its #BeThere campaign by encouraging community leaders, colleagues, and veterans’ families and friends to help prevent suicide by showing support for those who may be going through a ...

A positive solution

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Escanaba Township Residents: It is with great concern and sincerity that I write this to all interested parties, whether for or against the commercial solar issue. Unfortunately, some statements have been made that are factually incorrect. It was April ...

Miracle of Life

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: When I visited the Miracle of Life Building at the U.P. State Fair this year I was impressed. Fairgoers and families were able to welcome into the world newly born chicks, a lamb and a calve. The agricultural displays were great, also the informational booths. But something was ...

LaFave off base

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Representative Beau LaFave does it again, making a stupid statement about taxes. His right to free speech, right to vote, right to counsel in trial, and right to bear arms are not being taxed. What is being taxed are manufactured product, guns and ammunition, which are taxed when sold ...

Soo Locks vital to economy

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The economic engine of iron and steel is responsible for more than 115,000 jobs in Michigan, paying a total of nearly $8 billion in wages and salaries annually, while generating $29 billion in industry output and $3 billion in federal, state and local taxes. The steel industry has ...

Rapid River site

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The propane extraction plant in Rapid River, located at the Enbridge site, is owned by Plains Midstream Canada (PMC). I was curious to find out just how much propane is stored there and hit brick walls. When I contacted Delta Schoolcraft Emergency Management I was refereed to the PMC ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2019. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade Center’s smoking rubble a day ...

Health officials: Avoid alcohol while pregnant

Editorial

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding Michigan women about the importance of avoiding alcohol while pregnant in recognition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation which declared Sept. 9 as FASD ...

Respect should go both ways

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: At the Escanaba Township Zoning Board meeting on Sept. 5, a board member reiterated several times how the township citizens were disrespectful to the board members and how they have to sit and listen to this and still maintain control of the meeting. I agree, there is no room for ...

The temptation of tyranny

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Does the president of the United States have too much power? That question has been asked lately with respect to President Donald Trump’s use of federal funds to construct 175 miles of sporadic walls along a portion of the 2,000-mile common border between Texas and Mexico. ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2019. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, America faced an unprecedented day of terror as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, ...

Watch what you watch

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Way back decades ago, TV pundits began to warn about the social ills and questionable programming that would come to television. Where they right? Too many shows are marketing the most extreme, explicit behavior and conduct to kids. Are we naive enough to think that such ...

Can Joe Biden run this marathon?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Thursday, Sept. 14, looks to be a fateful day in the half-century-long political career of Joe Biden. That night, a three-hour debate will be held, a marathon in politics. Biden will be on stage, taking incoming missiles for 180 minutes from nine rivals, each of whom is ...

How They Voted

Local columns

Senate Bill 23, Authorize prison for “porch pirates”: Passed 106 to 3 in the House To make stealing or intercepting mail or packages left in or near a person’s mailbox a crime, with penalties of up to one year in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense, and for a second and subsequent ...

Move to terminate top state official well founded

Editorial

We support the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Commission’s move when the panel sent the agency’s director packing. The commission voted 5-2 Tuesday night to fire Agustin Arbulu, following a controversy regarding remarks he had made that many found sexist and intolerable. According ...

An all-too-real parable of ‘privilege-hoarding’

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious — meaning, of course, impeccably progressive — Coloradans. Then in slithered a serpent in the form of a proposal for ...

Will Democrats tax your retirement savings?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The late bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have been asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, to which he supposedly replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” In his autobiography, Sutton denied the quote, but it serves as a warning to those who fear ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2019. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning ...

Burner replica will enhance community

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: This past year a historic landmark disappeared. For many who live or enjoy Nahma it was tragic when the 120 year old Nahma burner fell to the ground this year. Doug and Sue Lalonde are avid Nahma campers and along with their family have enjoyed the view of the ...

Recovering from Labor

Local columns

NEW YORK — On Labor Day, did you celebrate workers? More likely, you made it a day of rest. Fine. It’s good to have a choice. I didn’t have a choice about joining a union when I was hired by CBS and then ABC. They told me that if I wanted to work, I had to pay dues to AFTRA (the ...