Opinion

FEMA wrong in denying aid to western UP

Editorials

We think officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency got it absolutely wrong last week when they opted to deny individual claims for assistance from the people whose lives, homes and businesses were turned upside down — literally, in many cases — in what’s known locally as the ...

Trump’s picks, Democrat diversity among Tuesday’s primary winners

Columns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont’s primary chose the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become ...

Prison reform emerging as an unlikely GOP issue

Columns

Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change. Thursday, President Trump had a roundtable discussion at his Bedminster, New Jersey, property, five governors ...

Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ public affairs chief is being investigated by the department’s inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon issued a statement ...

Be alert to scam offers for college financial aid

Editorials

Hard to believe most colleges and universities will be back in session in roughly two weeks. As families make plans for the start of classes — and the tuition bills to come — the Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid Team advises students and parents be alert and cautious ...

Book supports axiom if you want peace, prepare for war

Columns

WASHINGTON — Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role U.S. policies — military, diplomatic, economic — played in bringing the Cold War to endgame and the Soviet Union to extinction. One milestone was Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Strategic Defense ...

FBI fires agent after anti-Trump texts

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok’s employment after the politically charged text messages were ...

Skilled trades center will provide well-trained workers

Editorials

If you’ve taken a look around Marquette County lately, you’ll have likely noticed the amount of construction going on. Behind all that construction are people employed in all sorts of different trades, which are not only an important part of our economy, but also a good way to make a ...

Omarosa releases another recording, threatens more

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman released another audio recording today that she says features President Donald Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption. The recording, released on NBC’s “Today” show, is ...

Shine is Trump’s new image man

Columns

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nickname “the Butler” at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House ...

Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

Columns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a “snowflake meltdown.” And he ...

Pleased that senior millages passed in Tuesday’s elections

Editorials

Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: Let’s celebrate you that got out and voted for the senior center millage at the primary election held recently. Food and fun, maybe a dance or two and camaraderie being top priority. Seniors are the backbone of the community with their knowledge, ...

About $500K ways 100-Plus Women show they care

Editorials

One hour. Four times a year. A room full of generous, dedicated women. Since December 2012. On Monday, 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will surpass more than a half a million dollars raised for local 501(c)(3) charities and organizations in Dickinson County and surrounding ...

Michigan Democrats aim for pink and blue wave

Columns

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call it Michigan’s pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in ...

Kavanaugh’s role in Bush WH emerges

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in George W. Bush’s White House were released Thursday as the Senate begins to review the judge’s unusually lengthy public record for confirmation hearings this fall. The 5,700 pages from ...

Fair season carries the flavors of late summer

Editorials

The annual round of regional fairs, and all the wonderful late summer traditions they represent, officially kicks off this week with the Iron County Fair. People will assemble at the Iron River fairgrounds, bringing livestock, produce, canned goods, craft items, sewing and other talents to ...

Advice for the president

Columns

Dear Mr. President, “Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother”? It’s a song lyric from the musical “The Pajama Game,” but fitting here. There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized, without the constant Twitter assaults on those who ...

Sheriff Sauve merits re-election

Letters to the Editor

I have observed a good number of sheriffs in our county since the 1950s, when my father held that office. Right now, we have a very good sheriff in Jerry Sauve. I served as the chief deputy of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office for several years. I watched Jerry Sauve come to our agency ...

GOP candidates motivate with anxiety, not tax cuts

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House ...

Brown County sheriff endorses retaining Sauve

Letters to the Editor

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is seeking re-election to his third term as your sheriff. It is with great honor that I endorse him as the clear choice to continue to lead the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and beyond. Sheriff Sauve is compassionate, caring and a dedicated ...