Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Wisconsin needs constitutional carry change

It is time for Wisconsin to join 10 other states and allow our citizens to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a government issued permit. Under current law, any law-abiding citizen is allowed to carry a gun as long as it is in open view — such as in a holster on their hip. But if a ...

School closures will hurt students

So Michigan has 38 schools on its closure list. The law, passed by the Republican legislature, ostensibly in response to the president’s “Race To the Top” initiative, requires all public schools in Michigan be tested and graded on their performance, and the bottom 5 percent will be ...

No one should be at risk for sake of US ‘image’

In a Letter to the Editor by Gilbert Engel, facts published by Cato Institute research stated: “The number of terrorism-related murders carried out by foreign-born attackers on U.S. soil from 1975 to 2015, or 40 years, was 88. The chance of an American being killed by a refugee in a ...

Essential to have free press, media

Donald J. Trump, was helped to his so-called election victory through the influence of former KGB agent Putin's spy apparatus. The ousted National Security Advisor Flynn contacted the Russian Ambassador the day after President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering is the U.S. ...

Immigration actions harming US world image

When is a threat real? The question is particularly important in a time of news manipulation, fear, distrust of differences and exploitation of human cultural and social isolation. The common result of the above is exaggeration of the rare expectation and stereotyping generally to the ...

Voucher cards not the answer for veterans

I recently called the Disabled American Veterans Organization in Washington D.C., an organization of which I am a life member as a disabled veteran. I soon received some information on the voucher card program that so many politicians are promoting. You hear them say things like “let the ...