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Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 27, the 117th day of 2021. There are 248 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On April 27, 1978, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants ...

We can help prevent child abuse

Editorial

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Established in 1983, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Children’s Trust Fund of Michigan has used this special time each year to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to ...

Kiwanis say thank you for successful Home and Garden Show

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From the Escanaba Kiwanis Club: The Escanaba Kiwanis Club would like to thank everyone involved with making the 2021 Home and Garden Show a success, especially our show sponsor, American Metal Roofs of Northern Wisconsin. We have a huge thank you for all of ...

Big Tech and free speech

Local columns

WASHINGTON — A colleague recently asked me if I approved of Big Tech censoring political and cultural voices on their platforms. My colleague believes — as do I — in natural rights, minimal government and that owners of private property can use it as they see fit. We both condemned the ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, April 24, the 114th day of 2021. There are 251 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On April 24, 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran, a mission that ...

This whiteness of being

Local columns

WASHINGTON — It’s Wednesday morning. I sign into the eighth one-on-one student videoconference but immediately see that, on this call, with this cherished student, there’s no oxygen for talking about the final, mundane details of spring semester. The young Black woman looking at me ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, April 26, the 116th day of 2021. There are 249 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive fallout to begin ...

Proposed legislation to restore judge position the right move

Editorial

While 2020 was full of alarming numbers related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year brought with it another dismal figure: felony filings in Marquette County more than doubled in less than 10 years, going from an annual average of 224 cases in 2011 to the 471 cases reported in 2020. This ...

Vaccine distribution

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: There seems to be something missing with the distribution of the COVID vaccines. This not about whether or not you are going to get vaccinated. This is about the ability to put needles into arms. I wrote a letter some time ago and questioned why the state was waiting as much as 8 days ...

Just because it’s said by Joe doesn’t make it so

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WASHINGTON — While President Joe Biden’s administration doesn’t seem to need an excuse to spend money, two recurring arguments for his gigantic $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal are that our roads and bridges are “crumbling” and that modernization would generate economic growth ...

The Chauvin verdict

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WASHINGTON — The guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts was correct, based on the evidence, but the theatrics leading up to that trial and after the jurors had made their decision was outrageous. Demonstrations, riots and looting around the ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, April 23, the 113th day of 2021. There are 252 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was ...

Stand UP for kids during Child Abuse Prevention Month

Editorial

Everyone in Michigan must Stand UP for kids to prevent child abuse and neglect. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a proclamation declaring April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan. The Children’s Trust Fund within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is ...

What are your solutions for America?

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By Dr. Glenn Mollette WASHINGTON — How do we solve the mass shootings? Do we take away all the guns? Or, do we require that every American carry a gun and be prepared to shoot back? Do we eliminate the assault rifles? Or, do we have more security guards at malls, grocery stores and work ...

Relief, caution as America absorbs verdict

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By Deepti Hajela and Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn’t even realized she’d been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 22, the 112th day of 2021. There are 253 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On April 22, 2005, Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REEí-uhs moo-SOWí-ee) pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom outside ...

Autism Awareness Month

Editorial

Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., affecting more than five million people. To help Michiganders better understand autism and those who live with it, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Departments of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), ...

Wealth gap again

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: In the April 15th Daily Press Mr. Richard LaCosse writes “No job creator hires people just to be nice”. I agree. He continues, “Job creators hire people for the purpose of making money off their labor” Not so fast. That last line is a slippery way to suggest the idea of wage ...

Another mass shooting

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The first question most people ask after mass shootings like the one last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in which a 19-year-old male murdered eight people before taking his own life is “how did he get the gun?” He was known to authorities. A gun he previously owned ...

Joe Manchin: Washington’s most wanted man

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WASHINGTON — Everybody wants to know where Sen. Joe Manchin’s hideaway is in the Capitol. The West Virginia Democrat has all eyes on his tall frame as he makes his way through the ornate halls for votes. President Joe Biden knows that this Joe could make or break his 50-50 hold on the ...