Opinion

Finding common ground a start to ending violence

Editorials

The week of Oct. 22 wasn’t America’s finest. The shootings of two black people at a Kentucky grocery store, the bombs sent to outspoken critics of President Donald Trump and the fatal shooting of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seared into many people’s minds. That was apparent ...

Dems, GOP work to avert third-party spoilers

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party ...

Dickinson clerk backs Proposal 3

Letters to the Editor

I am announcing my support for Proposal 3, a statewide ballot proposal designed to remove voting barriers for eligible voters and protect the integrity of Michigan elections. If adopted, the proposal would: — Protect the right to vote using a secret ballot. — Ensure military service ...

Supports Carlson for judge

Letters to the Editor

As your former prosecutor, district judge and current circuit judge, I am proud to endorse Grant Carlson to be our next district judge. I do not regularly endorse candidates. However, I felt compelled under these circumstances. I am familiar with and respect the judicial appointment process. ...

Favors McBroom for state Senate

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to tell everyone why they should support Ed McBroom for state Senate. I got to know candidate McBroom during his first term as a Michigan Representative, which would have been in 2010. Those of you who know me know all about the problem I have had with the Michigan Department of ...

Keep Divoky on FP school board

Letters to the Editor

Deb Divoky was elected to the Forest Park School Board in November 2012 and is currently running for another term of office. Before her election, she was appointed to complete John Harrison’s term of office. Deb has her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University in Chicago ...

LaFave merits another term in Michigan House

Editorials

Two years ago, Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain was a 24-year-old political neophyte, making what then was considered an underdog run against the then-Dickinson County sheriff for Michigan’s 108th District House seat. Perhaps reflecting the Republican wave that also swept President Donald Trump ...

NRA takes lower profile in midterms

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year’s high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP fights to maintain its grip on Congress. The NRA has ...

Reality of the situation

Letters to the Editor

Many people are unhappy with the current political climate. One major change that says a lot about where we are at is that a hostile foreign power (Russia), along with home-grown right-wing extremist organizations with racist, neo-Nazi, and anti-semitic views are now actively supporting ...

Glad to live in Michigan

Letters to the Editor

My name is Elisha Kitchen. When I was 6 years old, I was hit by a car when I got off of my kindergarten school bus. It was Valentine’s Day 1989. I spent 5 1/2 months in the hospital. I am paralyzed from the neck down and use a ventilator to breathe. I am going to be 36 in December. I am a ...

Stability and progress

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 6, cast your vote for Lisa Basanese and Robert Langsford, incumbent Iron Mountain School Board members. They have served the district well and deserve your vote so they can continue to assist all the students of Iron Mountain Public Schools. Read the ballot carefully and cast your ...

Optimist and a realist

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this short letter to explain the reasoning behind my decision to vote for Ed McBroom for Michigan’s 38th District State Senate seat. We live in the most interesting of times. Everything has become so incredibly and insanely political, it can be disheartening. Even with all ...

Continue to improve district

Letters to the Editor

In the upcoming election two candidates deserve to be returned to the board. Lisa Basanese and Robert Langsford have done a commendable job in a very difficult time for the district. They were part of the team that has brought the district back to a high level of stability. They both know ...

Fooled by Roe v. Wade

Letters to the Editor

Many people are fooled by Roe v. Wade, and believe that Democrats like to kill babies. Excuse me? Who benefits the most? Roe v. Wade is an awesome vote-getter for Republicans, by blaming Democrats, or they would have voted it out right now, while they are 100 percent in control of government. ...

Proposal 2 deserves support

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Proposal 2 is designed to end gerrymandering in Michigan. Gerrymandering occurs every ten years after the US Census is taken and voting districts must be redrawn due to changes in population. The redrawing process is controlled by the party in power. Naturally they want to redraw ...

Region would be well represented by McBroom

Editorials

The Upper Peninsula has only four elected members in the entire state Legislature — three in the House, one in the Senate. Four among 110 representatives and 38 senators. If anything illustrates the region’s underdog role in Michigan politics, it might be that scant presence among state ...

Ryan says Trump can’t end birthright citizenship

Columns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that "obviously" President Donald Trump couldn't end the constitutional right of birthright citizenship with an executive order, while saying he agrees with the president that "unchecked illegal immigration" needs to be ...

Think before voting

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: In less than a week we are having one of the biggest elections that isn’t a presidential year election. We are going to decide if the Senate and the House of Representatives will stay under the power of the Republicans or if the Democrats will have the majority in one or both ...

Small business is the engine

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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. ...