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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1942, the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, was formally opened at Soldier’s Summit in the Yukon ...

Keep in touch with your teenager

Editorial

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media ...

Wrong location for drug rehab center

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I saw the article on the front page of the Nov. 14, 2017, paper and was shocked to see that the city approved a drug rehabilitation center next to a daycare - preschool and two schools. What were people on the planning commission thinking? A previous request was denied on close to ...

Misinformation about Heritage

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I’m writing in response to Stuart Craig’s letter titled “Wind Farm Concerns” that was recently published. Once again HSE finds itself defending against the uninformed or intentionally misinformed. We have, on more than one occasion, told the community we will not use eminent ...

Criticism of prosecutor

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EDITOR: What is going on in our county courthouse is scary. It would seem that Mr Strom is only out to help criminals, and not the victims. Mr Strom has an appeal in process to help the parents of the little girls from Rapid River. That is right, Mr Strom is helping the parents instead of ...

Is America Up for a Second Cold War?

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WASHINGTON — After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping’s vision of the emerging New World Order. By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the first power on earth. Her ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster ...

New appreciation for those who serve

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Donna Brunette of Ford River: I just read a very uplifting and informative article written by Dan Paul. “A day in the life of an American Soldier” (Daily Press, Wednesday, Nov. 9). I had no idea what a day was like now I do. They are doing something ...

Simpler Tax Simplification

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NEW YORK — As you read this, President Trump’s tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows. I want two things: 1. Simplification. 2. More money in private hands. Trump offers some of both. His cuts would leave more money in private hands, ...

More Hillary Chronicles

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of ...

Rape kit tracking program a good use of state money

Editorial

We haven’t hesitated to use this space in the past to criticize Gov. Rick Snyder when the state’s chief executive’s job performance warranted it. It only seems right, then, to provide a pat on the back when we believe Snyder has gone or is going in a direction that appears to be ...

‘Pre-mortem’ of the 2018 elections

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WASHINGTON — American voters, almost invariably dissatisfied with the political status quo, generally endorse change. In 2016, Donald Trump was certainly the candidate of change, and Hillary Clinton, seeking a third consecutive Democratic term in the White House, represented continuity. ...

Can GOP keep Roy Moore out of the Senate?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans face a limited, unappealing set of options in responding to Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is caught up in allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago with minors. The election is already underway, with absentee ballots being mailed in with ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2017. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1917, French sculptor Auguste Rodin (roh-DAN’) died in Meudon at age 77. On this date: In 1558, Elizabeth I ...

Snyder must veto ballast bill

Editorial

On July 11, state legislators from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling from the prompt release of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois. The ...

YAP fills the gaps for kids in need

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: As we approach this holiday season, I am filled with gratitude for the generous and compassionate community of which I am a part. I am reminded that while we traditionally focus on thanks and giving this time of year, one of the most important things we can do is extend the spirit of ...

Expressing our views

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EDITOR: Tim DeClaire wrote to the Escanaba Daily Press to respond to Trixy Kossow’s letter — the point of an op-ed feature. Ms. Kossow may not have articulated her opinions as clearly as she intended, but Mr. DeClaire made her point in his bullying tone, saying she has no right to her ...

Michigan’s auto insurance debate

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EDITOR: There’s no doubt that Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I believe that seniors and families should be able to see a rate reduction without a loss in coverage — something that a recently rejected no-fault reform plan would have required. The plan ...

Moments in U.S. history

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Trump-Putin bromance continued last week. Trump, who briefly chatted with Putin at an economic summit, was asked by reporters if Putin had said anything about Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Trump’s response: “Every time he sees me he says ...