Opinion

Be responsible by being smart with firewood

Editorials

Now that it’s turning cold, the idea of snuggling up to a toasty fire outside, free of pestering mosquitoes, can make for a pleasant fall night. But those who decide to get that blaze going in camp or firepit needs to be careful they aren’t helping to spread invasive species, even as the ...

In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In ...

GOP taking aim at SS, health care

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Newsweek, let the cat out of the bag. We’ve got to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It’s the deficit, don’t you know, gotta bring it down. The deficit didn’t seem to matter when the Republicans gave away $1.5 ...

UP number one in national list for fall colors

Editorials

Although it came as absolutely no surprise to anyone the least bit familiar with the region, the Upper Peninsula recently received outstanding — and colorful — recognition when USA Today published its annual 10 Best Destinations for Fall Foliage Readers’ Choice Awards. The U.P. was in ...

On Wall Street, Us R Toys

Columns

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage. Labor has since fallen ...

Martin clarifies her board vote

Letters to the Editor

I want to set the record straight. The article written by Jim Anderson on Sept. 26 misrepresented my actions. I requested Anderson print a clarification of the news reporting he did, and the clarification appeared at the bottom of Page 3 of the Oct. 9 edition of The Daily News. In my ...

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won’t talk to House panel

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a closed-door interview Tuesday. A lawyer for Glenn Simpson said in a statement he ...

Will always vote pro-life

Letters to the Editor

I watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Kavanaugh. The level of partisanship was discouraging. One thing that the hearings made very clear is that the Democratic Party is the party of abortion. They not only support abortion on demand but are extremist in their positions. In exchange ...

Yoopers stand together against economic adversity

Editorials

With the news that the state intends to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility, we understand why the community is fighting back as hard as it is to try and save the prison. People in our area know full well what it means to lose a government facility. When K.I. Sawyer closed, it meant ...

How to heal our national epidemic of loneliness?

Columns

WASHINGTON — If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is ...

Sessions criticizes court order on citizenship census question

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court’s actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the ...

Regional gathering shows important role EMS plays

Editorials

We want to say thank you to the more than 400 people who participated in the UP-EMS conference at Northern Michigan University late last week. The dedicated volunteers and professionals who make up much of the EMS services in the Upper Peninsula deserve our gratitude. A significant amount of ...

New strategy: Democrats go with health care in midterms

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans ...

Change needed in running DCHS

Letters to the Editor

The Dickinson County Board, the Dickinson County Hospital Board, John Schon DCHS CEO, Attorney Michael P. Celello and other high-paid hospital officials are in helter-skelter mode and are solely responsible for the ongoing pandemonium and financial failure at DCHS. Together they’ve ...

Consider health care when voting

Letters to the Editor

Lawmakers’ creed: Maximize the efficiency of the economic engine that drives our economy while simultaneously maximizing the satisfaction of the constituents. Our health care system is inefficient. Costs are higher than any other first-world country. Overhead costs are as high as 25 ...

Saluting those who get the paper to your home

Editorials

Bouquet From Jennifer Flynn, Daily News circulation manager: Today is International Carrier Day, and on behalf of myself and everyone here at The Daily News, I would like to take this moment to recognize all of our bundle haulers, carriers and motor route drivers for their hard work, ...

Nominees sought for Governor’s Service Awards

Editorials

Know of a volunteer effort that goes above and beyond? If so, the Michigan Community Service Commission wants to hear from you. The commission will take nominations through Jan. 15 for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards, given annually to individuals, organizations and businesses that ...

Politicians decry incivility, even as they practice it

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a lot of scolding about smack talk in Washington these days, and whether “civility” in politics is possible — or even desirable — ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Lots of Americans got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. ...

Appearance by Nugent mistake for McBroom

Letters to the Editor

Ed McBroom, candidate for state Senate, must be real desperate, as he gleefully accepts the endorsement of the “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent. Nugent avoided going to Vietnam by multiple deferments, finally getting a selective service classification almost equivalent to 4-F by failing a ...

Election letters

Letters to the Editor

The Daily News will print letters related to the Nov. 6 elections through Thursday, Nov. 1, with submissions due no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Letters should be no more than 250 words, preferably sent by email. To ensure all can have their say, new letter-writers will take priority ...