Letters to the Editor

Cancer Loan Closet needs equipment back for next person

As president of the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, I would like to thank our community for their continued support of our organization. With your monetary and equipment donations, we are able to loan out medical equipment or in the case of those battling cancer, provide dietary ...

US facing a pension crisis

This letter is a wake-up call to anyone who is currently receiving a pension or is counting on one in the future. There is a pension crisis in this country, and too many people either don’t know about it or just believe that if they ignore it, it will go away. The only thing going away may be ...

McBroom on Pinecrest record

I have tried several times to discuss the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers with Gerald McCole, yet he continues to misrepresent many of the facts and motivations surrounding the legislation I introduced at the behest of all three counties, Pinecrest, and with explicit support from the ...

The Democratic Socialists threat

Remember this name: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She will be a problem in the Democratic Party in years to come. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She was groomed by Bernie Sanders! She already has an un-American rant of “get rid of ICE.” She is also an ...

Pipeline keeps propane flowing

Anyone from the Upper Peninsula will tell you how frigid the winters in northern Michigan can be, and these cold temperatures require an abundance of inexpensive fuel to keep homes and businesses heated. Residents and businesses depend on Michigan’s supply of propane to live. Locally-owned ...

Not showing true Christian values

Have we become one of the most un-Christian nations in the world claiming to be Christian? I ask this question because we are traumatizing children and families. This country has done it during the slavery period when black African-Americans were treated as cattle. We also did it to our Native ...

Flooding shows climate change

The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County on Father’s Day weekend could cost Michigan up to $1 billion, according to an editorial printed in the Marquette Mining Journal on June 19. This event should inspire all of us to support action to reverse human-caused ...

Not the odd one in this situation

There is a gentleman who used to walk around town carrying a log on his shoulders, exercising. Believe me, that is an excellent overall body exercise, if anyone is interested. I saw him one evening a while back, as he was walking past an alcohol establishment, and there were people inside at ...

Separation of families must end

Tuesday night, MSNBC broadcast that the Trump administration has created at least three “Tender Age Shelters” near the U.S. southern border. Call them what they are — prisons for toddlers or concentration camps for kids, akin to the internment camps for Japanese-Americans in World War ...

No Garden Walk for 2018

Over the past eight years, the area Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association has sponsored a Garden Walk featuring local gardens. It is with regret that the 2018 Garden Walk is postponed. Tentative plans are for a July 20, 2019, date for next year. We thank the many repeat attendees of ...

Prevailing wage repeal bad idea

So we are now to believe that the repeal of the Prevailing Wage Law is a GOOD thing. That having to pay union wages to skilled construction workers puts an undue burden on non-union construction companies. That bidding for government contracts on a level playing field is somehow unfair to those ...

Earlier letter inaccurate about Pinecrest facility

I am the current chairman of the board of trustees for the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. I am responding to a Letter to the Editor printed in the Daily News last week regarding Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. l would like to correct the ...

Counties failing at Pinecrest

Everything I am about to say concerns us, above the bridge versus those below the bridge. We above cannot do a thing unless we get the legal, lawful, or any other kind of permission needed from those below the bridge. This applies to our hospital in the past, present and future. Somebody from ...

Prevailing wage repeal wrong

Another attack on hard-working families is on the horizon. This time, the Republican-controlled legislature is going after the wages of our construction workers by repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. Enacted in the 1960s, Michigan’s prevailing wage law ensures that local union and ...

Stronger action needed on child sexual abuse

It seems that far too often I read in The Daily News about another incident of sexual child abuse or child pornography in our area. It sickens me to think of any child being abused by these sick creeps. It is time we take a serious approach to this problem and let these sickos know that they ...

Comparisons to Hitler unfair

Stop comparing our presidents to Hitler. It just shows your ignorance. Why doesn’t the left compare them to Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot or Chavez? Oh wait, the left idolizes these mass murderers. Come on, people, these were socialist leaders that killed to remain in power. Reagan, Bush, ...

Offering Hope Not Handcuffs

More than 3,000 people attended the Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan statewide rally in Lansing on May 17. The Families Against Narcotics’ Hope Not Handcuffs program received special recognition and a tribute from Gov. Rick Snyder. Unite to Face Addiction Michigan is dedicated to ...

Keep veterans in mind when voting this year

I read or see on the television from time to time that Congress is working on funding the Veterans Administration. I notice from time to time that they are wrestling mentally with where the money is going to come from and how much they can allot to the VA. How interesting. By that, I mean how ...

Liberals have double standard

Well, we have seen the liberals go bananas over the “Stormy Daniels” issue. Even had the FBI raid President Trump’s lawyers office and home. Really, where was all the “liberal/Democrat indignation” when President Clinton was in office, and he did these things while he was in office? ...

Democracy, not capitalism, made America great

Once again we are treated to a diatribe from the extreme right, from a person calling himself a “conservative.” What is it, exactly, that he wishes to conserve? Certainly not the last 100 years of social progress. And once again, he begins with a denial of any party affiliation and then ...