Letters to the Editor

Small business is the engine

EDITOR: I was on the Ontonagon County Economic Corporation as a trustee for several years and the bulk of my insight is related to that experience. Shortly before I started on the EDC board, the White Pine Mine went out of business, shortly after that, the Smurfit Stone Paper mill went ...

It does no good to hate

EDITOR: I know I usually fill a column with my thoughts. This may be my shortest letter. Do not hate. Do not hate those you do not understand. You will be the first target and you will be the first victim of your hate. It will eat you up. It will destroy your life. Do not hate. Learn. ...

Why did it get to this point?

Editor: On March 27, 2018, headlines in The Daily News read: “County approves DCHS sale to Bellin.” At a meeting open to the public held on Monday, March 26, 2018, and attended by over 200 people from this community, the reception of Bellin acquiring DCHS was positive and ...

Management has been diligent

Editor: For the past few months I’ve watched as candidates for local political office have tried to use the situation with our hospital for political advantage. The fact is that Michigan Public Act 230, which governs the relationship between the county board and the hospital, ...

Don’t be fooled by rhetoric

EDITOR: After all the negative comments about the Dickinson County Board regarding the hospital issues, I would like to tell you the board has been abreast of the issues and is prepared to do whatever we can to see it stays open and protect the jobs, pensions and services they provide. ...

The choice is clear

EDITOR: There are important issues on the minds of voters this election: health care, roads and education to name a few. But to many Michiganders, preservation of our natural resources and outdoor recreation traditions is also important. On this issue, only Gretchen Whitmer is the candidate ...

Give GOP two more years

EDITOR: Democrats claim to be the party of health care. Their signature accomplishment on health care is Obamacare but because it has failed so miserably, they now are advocating “Medicare for all!” The cost of this program is projected to be $32.6 trillion over 10 years or $23,000 ...

Mom thankful for son’s DCHS ER treatment

EDITOR: My son, Gavin, was seen in the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital emergency room on Oct. 6 at about 10:30 p.m. We were visiting the area south of you in Wisconsin when my son had acute respiratory distress, Your hospital being the closest, we drove 50 minutes to your ER. We were ...

Maintaining the health of forests

EDITOR: The recent editorial, “Recognizing what forest products, jobs mean to the region” did a great job of highlighting the importance of active forest management in maintaining the health of the region’s forests and rural communities. The editorial also quotes the U.S. Forest ...

Guidelines for election letters

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 ...

Prefers the kind of care at DCHS

I am writing in support of a fully functioning, financially stable Dickinson County Healthcare System. My wife, daughter, granddaughter and I all have experienced excellent care there. The physicians and staff are second to none. The facilities are well maintained. Even though we live in ...

Congress needs more veterans

In my last letter, I talked about H.R. 4556, a bill that had been introduced in the House of Representative that would have given dental care to all veterans enrolled in the VA Health System. I said I had not heard how my Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy voted on it. I have now heard from him ...

Single-payer health care the way to go

I think Dickinson County has a population of about 25,000, give or take. Yet, in the roomy and comfortable Kingsford High School auditorium, there were fewer than a hundred attendees, including the candidates, for the recent candidates forum. Small wonder candidates don’t seem to prioritize ...

Supports LaCost for district judge

As an attorney in Michigan — primarily in Iron and Dickinson counties — for nearly 30 years, I support Julie LaCost as the best candidate to serve as 95-B District Court judge. My experiences with lawyers, judges, court operations — and as colleague and opposing counsel to Julie — led ...

Dianda opposed lower insurance

Michigan residents currently pay the highest auto insurance rates in the entire United States. When the legislature voted during the last session to revise Michigan auto insurance and lower rates significantly, Scott Dianda was the lone U.P. legislator to vote against the revision, thus ...

DCHS broke but not broken

I was hospitalized recently and was stunned by the care I received. We all know our local hospital is failing. There was no wash basins with a bar of soap, no clean robes every day, not even a toothbrush or comb. Our hospital is sinking to extremes beyond recovery by all economical ...

Election letters

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 ...

GOP should leave SS alone

A letter in Thursday’s Daily News stated, “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.” That same letter had ...

Guidelines for election letters

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 ...

GOP taking aim at SS, health care

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 ...