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Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2019. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book ...

How They Voted

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This week’s edition presents the annual Missed Votes Report showing how many votes lawmakers missed during 2019. Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 state representatives set a record in 2019 by missing just 768 roll call votes according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, ...

Fire risk grows during the holidays

Editorial

With the holiday season upon us, it’s also the season for greater fire risk. Residents should use caution as the holidays are a peak time for home fires caused by unattended candles and space heaters, electrical problems with worn lights, and dry Christmas trees. “A dry tree is extremely ...

Not my ‘life issue’

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Recently in the Daily Press, columnist Andy Heller, wrote that the big “issue in his (whole) lifetime” is to expose the President as a leader whose vision of America is backward, prejudiced and downright wrong (almost evil). Andy believes that it is his mission to destroy ...

Shall anyone be above the law?

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WASHINGTON — The rule of law is a cornerstone of American democracy and is integral to the Constitution. It stands for the principles that no person is beneath the laws’ protections. No person is above the laws’ requirements. And the laws apply equally to all people. That is the theory of ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2019. There are eight days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 23, 1968, 82 crew members of the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo were released by North Korea, 11 months after they had ...

Fundraiser a success for Wheelin’ Sportsmen

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: The Wheelin Sportsmen Fundraiser would like to thank Kelly Danz, Al Danz, Bowl-A-Rama and all the donors and volunteers that helped put on a fundraiser in memory of Owen Johnson for the Wheelin Sportsmen Nov. 2 at the Bowl-A-Rama. Over $3,000 .was raised at the ...

The case against Socialism

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NEW YORK — Sen. Rand Paul just wrote a book, “The Case Against Socialism.” I thought that case was already decided, since socialist countries failed so spectacularly. But the idea hasn’t died, especially amongst the young. “Hitler’s socialism, Stalin’s socialism, Mao’s ...

Analysis: Impeachment forever changes Trump’s legacy

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NEW YORK (AP) — The first line of President Donald Trump’s obituary has been written. While Trump is all but certain to avoid removal from office, a portion of his legacy took shape Wednesday when he became just the third president in American history to be impeached by the U.S. ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2019. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 11:19 p.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam ...

Don’t depending on tax refunds to pay for holiday purchases

Editorial

As the 2020 state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury cautions taxpayers about depending on receiving their refund by a certain date to pay for large holiday purchases because some tax returns may require additional review and take longer to ...

Let farmers to do what they deem best with land

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: It’s a sad situation in Escanaba Township there is the opportunity for positive economic impact for farmers to lease out land sitting idle and give themselves a stable retirement income as most of the owners involved are at or near retirement age, not only that but this is their ...

Politics can reveal character

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WASHINGTON — First, an anecdote circulating about the most courageously candid staff person in the White House allegedly speaking to President Donald J Trump: “Mr. President, you’re coming across as mean-spirited, abusive and so unlikable that people frankly do not want to work for you. ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2019. There are 11 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the ...

Advice on avoiding frostbite

Editorial

Frostbite is a serious tissue destroying disorder. It is also something that can be avoided.vThe Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) has some advice to share during these winter months. “When you’re out in the cold, your body works hard to stay warm by altering blood flow ...

President Warren Sanders

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BERKELEY — There aren’t 20 Senate Republicans with enough integrity to remove the most corrupt president in American history, so we’re going to have to get rid of Trump the old-fashioned way — by electing a Democrat next November 3. That Democrat will be Warren Sanders. Although ...

Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight reelection

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NEW YORK (AP) — A small group of President Donald Trump’s fiercest conservative critics, including the husband of the president’s own chief adviser, is launching a super PAC designed to fight Trump’s reelection and punish congressional Republicans deemed his “enablers.” The new ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2019. There are 12 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice ...

Drive merry and bright this holiday season

Editorial

Christmas and New Year’s Day are fun, busy times to celebrate with family and friends. It is also one of the deadliest times of year for drunk-and drugged-driving fatalities. This is why law enforcement officers, in partnership with the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), are ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2019. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 2000, the Electoral College cast its ballots, with President-elect George W. Bush receiving the expected 271; Al ...