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Public should have same health plan as Congress

EDITOR: Trump and the Republicans in Congress placed a losing bet on repealing of the Affordable Care Act. Now they hope that it will fail, leaving millions of Americans without health insurance. Funny, they can’t agree on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but they have no problem ...

Simple solutions to problems in Washington

I recently got a letter from U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. It seems he wants to cut funding to health research. That would be money for research to the people trying to cure cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and myriad other ailments. The reason he does not want to spend money on this is so we ...

Church, politics should not mix

I read with interest the article that the Republican Congress is trying to advance that churches can openly support the candidate of their choice. While the churches have done this all the while, they now want to be allowed to do it openly. While I will admit I am not a church goer — I ...

Words, actions incite violence

Those helping battered women know “grooming.” It’s a way of disarming another by slowly eroding their natural defenses. The process starts by stroking the women’s confidence. After gaining trust, abusive elements are added. When she gets upset, she is soothed and reassured. Over time, ...

Alsteens should not leave prison

My argument as to why I object to the parole from prison of Edward Alsteens, the killer of Norway police officer Kenneth J. Moraska in 1971: As Mr. Brouillette described in his June 19 letter, “A clearer case for first-degree murder would be hard to imagine.” Alsteens’ release into ...

TickPick owner says thanks, UP

I want to express my thanks to my new Yooper friends for the warm reception I received on Tuesday, June 20, at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette. Admittedly, I was a little anxious about what to expect after TickPick’s mishandling of an inquiry regarding the omission of the U.P. on our ...

Discarded kitten was purrfect pet

Does anyone remember the box with a black mother cat and a bunch of tiny black kittens found near Sagola back in July 2000, duct-taped in a box and thrown in a ditch alongside the road to die? Well, I adopted one of those stinky furballs when they were found and rescued, brought to a local ...

Be aware of what can incite

Some people are inspired by books, some by plays and many by movies. During World War II, our government used movie shorts before full-length movies to glorify and inspire many to join the military. Many movies have been written to inspire morality and kindness to one another. Action films are ...

Former judge opposes granting Alsteens parole

This letter to Michael Eagan, chairman of the Michigan Parole Board, is being re-run due to errors in the original. As the person who prosecuted Edward Alsteens for the murder of Kenneth Moraska please be advised that I oppose the granting of parole to Mr. Alsteens. The conviction of Mr. ...

Area judges oppose parole for Alsteens in cop’s death

These letters were sent to Michael Eagen, chairman of the Michigan Parole Board: As the person who prosecuted Edward Alsteens for the murder of Kenneth Moraska please be advised that I oppose the granting of parole to Mr. Alsteens. The conviction of Mr. Alsteens of second-degree murder was one ...

Violence goes on even without guns

If people want to be violent and to kill they will find a way. Look at the terrorist attacks overseas where they used cars and common household kitchen knives. There isn’t much that hasn’t been used as weapons including rocks, rope, sticks and electricity. The same parade scenario could ...

Expanded access to guns unwise

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit corporation that provides online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence, 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by gunfire in the United States in 2017. The response has been the removal of restrictions ...

Pipelines keep energy flowing

EDITOR: If we want to see more manufacturing jobs in Michigan, we need to make sure our energy is affordable and reliable. The backbone of Michigan’s energy infrastructure is a strong network of oil and natural gas pipelines that keep our economy moving. I can’t understand the activists ...

‘Redistribution of wealth’ is no solution

In response to the letter “It’s time for a redistribution of wealth” by Donald Lison (May 24). Donald, I can understand your frustration. I am somewhat in the same situation as your wife. When I was young I had an opportunity to enter a trade. It took hard work serving two ...

Two issues with Michigan budget

EDITOR: This is a response to the article by News Editor Jim Anderson, “Dickinson takes issue with state budget,” in the May 23 Daily News. Every person in the Upper Peninsula should be aware these people are talking about two entirely different parts of legislation and two different ...

Sharing an extra honor from the Honor Flight

EDITOR: On May 17, I was very fortunate to make the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Not only was it one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever made, but it also made me proud to have served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. What follows is a letter I received during this time. It’s ...

Some flags need to be retired

EDITOR: Today, please check out the condition of the United States flag being flown by businesses in this area. A torn, soiled flag should have been removed immediately and prepared for proper disposal. The damaged flag is not left up until another flag is received as a replacement. I ...

Attend services on Memorial Day

Please consider attending a Memorial Day service on Monday. I am not trying to guilt-trip you with this letter; I sincerely hope you want to attend a service. Memorial Day is meant as a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while fighting in our armed services. It is a day to ...

It’s time for a redistribution of wealth

I was talking with my congressional representative’s office today and during the conversation, the person asked if I wanted to see a redistribution of wealth. They have a way of making that sound like it would be a bad thing and I spent some time thinking of that. Then I decided that I did ...

Facts about Michigan taxes

EDITOR: Interesting article recently in Michigan’s Bridge magazine. Hard to believe, but today, Michigan’s total tax burden is among the lowest in the nation. Lot of numbers here, so stay with me, please. Michigan residents are paying 11 percent less in property taxes than they were ...