Opinion

NMU rates well in US News’ Best College Rankings

Editorials

There are many ways to judge a college or university: the number of notable — or even non-famous — graduates, resources, staff … the list goes on. Rankings aren’t everything, but they can be an important gauge for deciding where to go to college, or where to send a son or daughter ...

Governments turn tables by suing records requesters

Columns

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual ...

Single-payer health insurance not the answer

Letters to the Editor

Many people claim that we are the only free democratic nation without national single-payer health insurance. To me, that is a pleasing fact. Most of these countries can and often do bury news that is unsettling or just plain bad publicity for them. Our country has done it, also —one point ...

Strong support for IC livestock sale appreciated

Editorials

Bouquet The Iron County Youth Market Livestock Council would like to thank the following buyers who purchased a market livestock animal at the 2017 Iron County Fair: Defiance Creek Farm, CJ Graphics, Green Cliff Lawn and Landscape, Iron County Medical Care Facility, Spudland Farm, Lud Stoor ...

Good turnout for Iron County veterans picnic

Editorials

Bouquet The 11th annual Iron County All-Veterans Recognition Picnic on Sept. 3 at the Pentoga Park Pavilion was deemed a huge success again this year by the organizers and more than 200 participants. Iron County veterans and some veterans visiting the area attended, plus the VFW and ...

‘I Ran for Joann’ event raised more than $11,000

Editorials

Bouquet To the volunteers, racers, donors and sponsors of the “I Ran for Joann” 5k run and 2-mile walk —thank you times a million for making the inaugural “I Ran for Joann” event so successful. With your help, we were able to honor Joann Waldo’s life by raising more than $11,000 ...

Casperson draws fire for Great Lakes beach bill

Editorials

Beach season isn’t over yet in Port Huron and Michigan. Yes, Labor Day has passed but smart alecks will talk trivia about the autumnal equinox. And there are always warm, sunny days in September and October to tempt and torment schoolchildren. But it is open season on beaches in ...

As Mueller probe intensifies, so do Trump attacks on Comey

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican attacks that accompanied the firing of FBI Director James Comey have sharply intensified in the last two weeks, with broadsides delivered on Twitter, public statements and even from the White House podium. Comey, who in June said President Donald Trump and ...

Hilarious and elementary lesson on the burdens of progressivism

Columns

WASHINGTON — Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence ...

Thomas column offended reader

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I was deeply offended and even more disappointed by your publishing the disgraceful anti-Muslim editorial: “Hungary sets a good example on immigration and taxes,” by Cal Thomas (Daily News, Friday, Sept. 8). I am a proudly devout Muslim, an immigrant, a graduate of Iron Mountain ...

A month to be aware of risk of ovarian cancer

Editorials

September, like most months, has a host of worthy causes or concerns of which to take note. Yet ovarian cancer — any cancer — somehow commands extra attention. Perhaps because in this case it is a relatively subtle killer, experts say. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness ...

HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL Ryan, R-Wis., during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

AP: Ryan won’t say tax plan won’t raise deficit

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan backed off months of promises that the Republicans’ tax plan won’t add to the nation’s ballooning deficit, declaring in an AP Newsmaker interview that the most important goal of an overhaul is economic growth. Asked twice whether he would ...

Help Michigan choose Teacher of the Year

Editorials

With classes back in full swing, it’s time to look at honoring those who excel in guiding and educating all those students in the seats. The state Department of Education is asking educators, administrators, students and parents to help in finding the next Michigan Teacher of the ...

Unhappy moderate House GOP muddy 2018 prospects

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republicans are bailing on Congress in growing numbers, as GOP control of Washington fails to produce the unity or legislative successes party leaders wish for. With President Donald Trump willing, if not eager, to buck fellow Republicans and even directly attack ...

Political system has gone wrong

Letters to the Editor

Our political system no longer works. First, when the Democrats are in office the Republicans do everything they can to block what they want to do. Same when the Republicans are in office, the Dems do everything they can to block them. It is all about the “Party.” They both want to be in ...

Check on personal information after Equifax data breach

Editorials

Equifax last week revealed hackers had perhaps gained access to personal data from up to 143 million Americans, or nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population. That’s a scary thought, especially considering the breach of one of the three major credit reporting agencies happened between mid-May ...

The Mafia and the migrants

Columns

ROME — I spotted them on my way to dinner with a friend near Castel Gandolfo. They are migrants from Africa, sitting by the side of the road outside a “temporary” residence that, for many, appears to have become permanent. They all have cellphones. They all seem oblivious to us as we pass ...

Back 40 would benefit region

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: As communities across the Great Lakes are rediscovering their roots in mining — an industry that is significant to our heritage, central to our culture and vital to our economy — I would like to provide an update on the Back 40 project. Over a decade ago, an area in Lake ...

Not shopping locally risks losing businesses

Editorials

We have addressed the issue of shopping local on a regular basis in editorials because it is essential that we keep our local small businesses alive and well. A recent survey talked about consumers starting to be a bit weary of the dominance of Internet sales putting many local businesses out ...