Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Martin clarifies her board vote

I want to set the record straight. The article written by Jim Anderson on Sept. 26 misrepresented my actions. I requested Anderson print a clarification of the news reporting he did, and the clarification appeared at the bottom of Page 3 of the Oct. 9 edition of The Daily News. In my ...

Will always vote pro-life

I watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Kavanaugh. The level of partisanship was discouraging. One thing that the hearings made very clear is that the Democratic Party is the party of abortion. They not only support abortion on demand but are extremist in their positions. In exchange ...

Change needed in running DCHS

The Dickinson County Board, the Dickinson County Hospital Board, John Schon DCHS CEO, Attorney Michael P. Celello and other high-paid hospital officials are in helter-skelter mode and are solely responsible for the ongoing pandemonium and financial failure at DCHS. Together they’ve ...

Consider health care when voting

Lawmakers’ creed: Maximize the efficiency of the economic engine that drives our economy while simultaneously maximizing the satisfaction of the constituents. Our health care system is inefficient. Costs are higher than any other first-world country. Overhead costs are as high as 25 ...

Appearance by Nugent mistake for McBroom

Ed McBroom, candidate for state Senate, must be real desperate, as he gleefully accepts the endorsement of the “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent. Nugent avoided going to Vietnam by multiple deferments, finally getting a selective service classification almost equivalent to 4-F by failing a ...

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 ...

Vote to end gerrymandering

Most Americans believe in majority rule. We spend very extensive time and energy to make sure that the votes are properly counted. We spend much less time on determining whether these votes are representative of democracy. One flaw in our system is the electoral-college system of electing ...

Democratic desperation

The Democrat Party today is so desperate and controlled by the left and George Soros that they recruit two Democrat women to make up stories about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. Neither woman can remember any details because details can be fact checked. Neither ...