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Upset about MDOT spending

A couple articles in The Daily News about roads and bridges and the Michigan Department of Transportation recently drew my attention. Now that our plates and gas taxes have gone up, it seems MDOT officials have lost all common sense and spent it all on roundabouts. Why take out a $5,000 ...

Time to enjoy Little League

EDITOR: It’s not too early to start thinking about Little League baseball. A great organization where the coaches give of their time for the love of the game. Games are rotated between Iron Mountain, Kingsford, and Breitung Township. Most fields have bleachers but some do not. Perhaps ...

Schumer makes no sense on tax code overhaul

In an article “Dems: Trump’s tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul,” Sen. Schumer stated, “Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives for supporting different policies and that the average American will think he’s making changes because ‘it’s good for ...

Push on for ATV use in Kingsford

EDITOR: Attention citizens of Kingsford: If you wish the right to ride your ATV or side-by-side on designated streets or alleys within the city limits, please show up at the council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. So far it has been stopped by the Planning Commission with the ...

A poem on Good Friday

A poem for Easter — I Believe I was not there when Mary cried. I was not there when Peter denied. I was not there when thorns were a crown. I was not there when He fell down. I was not there when they nailed Him to the board. I was not there when they crucified my ...

Wrong plan for Central School

EDITOR: When money becomes most important, the best intentioned, honest and nice people become victims. In my opinion, such is the case with those supporting low-income housing in the old Central School building. I view this as a very bad decision for our community. This kind of ...

GOP health care bill good first try

It’s easy to forget things, even important things, if we get distracted by challenges. That may explain why many have forgotten the compelling picture of the 7-foot stack of paper Sen. Mitch McConnell provided, representing Obama’s health care law, back in March 2013. According to the ...

Bothered by driver who deliberately hit muskrat

EDITOR: I saw a disturbing incident 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. I had just stopped for a moment to look through my glove box for a paper I needed when I looked up and noticed something little walking across the lot towards me. When it got right up close, I could see it was ...

Busy City Park a sign of spring

This past week on one of the warmer and sunnier days, City Park was very busy, one of the best recreational areas in the city. As you enter the park, the bocce area was still covered with a little ice and snow. Kids on spring break were skateboarding, the playground area was very ...

Area veterans to meet Monday

Area veterans are forming an organization to be called the Dickinson County Veterans Alliance to assist the newly established Dickinson County Office of Veterans Affairs. The new county office is a government agency, under the county commissioners control, and is bound by its bylaws to ...

State needs new FOIA law passed

I saw in the Saturday, March 18, edition the column “How They Voted.” I would like to convey the importance of the new Freedom of Information Act legislation that was pushed by state Rep. Beau LaFave by telling you about experience I had last year trying to obtain FOIA information from a ...

How fake news goes mainstream

EDITOR: The chronology of a fake news story — Judge Andrew P.Napolitano: “Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls.” Brietbart: ...

Honesty should not be exceptional

When I was attending college in Oshkosh, Wis., some years back, I had a part-time bartending job at Beaner’s Bar. During the EAA convention, a number of people from Chicago would attend the convention and socialize at the bar during the evening. I accidentally overcharged a patron and ...

Bill would add protection for state’s children

Mandated reporters are the population of people who report most of the cases of suspected abuse and neglect that Child Protective Services receives because they are trained to identify signs of these situations, which makes it their duty in the state of Michigan. Since children spend most of ...

GOP health plan will mean paying more for less

Since day one when President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans have been trying to destroy it. They keep talking about how they have a better plan to help people get insurance. They recently released their plan. It does not increase the number of people that are ...

Online schools are more than many perceive

EDITOR: In the Letter to the Editor “School closures will hurt students,” Lola Johnson stated that “some are home-schooled and some are online, requiring no buildings and only one-time teachers who upload a session once and the company can use it over an over. There are no buses to pay ...

County should not contribute to Marinette center

EDITOR: Where does financial accountability differ between the county and the city-township government? This is an important question in light of the City of Marinette’s request for $1.5 million to build a recreation-convention complex. The city had budgeted $12 million for the project. ...

Trip to Australia, NZ showed effect of Trump election

Recently my husband, John, and I made a trip of a lifetime, a “bucket list” trip to Australia and New Zealand. We dreamed of it for years and planned it for months. I went on a hot-air balloon ride in central Australia and saw kangaroos running through the bush. We took a helicopter ride to ...

‘Who cares?’ a dangerous answer

Does “who cares what you think” express our country’s value or a way forward? I ask this because it has become more and more common in our country’s political dialogue on a national and local level to respond to people or groups with different ideas, beliefs, or cultural and political ...

Problem wolf control needed, not all-out hunt

At last year’s Midwest Wolf Stewards Conference, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services representative for Wisconsin noted that farmers raising sheep and goats aren’t having a problem with wolves — because they have had to deal with predators all along and have figured out how to ...