Opinion

Election letters

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Another great band, light show at Kingsford game

Editorials

Bouquet — They did it again: Mr. Sherk’s outstanding band members light show at halftime at the Menominee-Kingsford football game. “The Star Spangled Banner”; the school song, “Hail Sons of Kingsford”; and American Legion Post 363 color guard opened the program recognizing the ...

Walker, Evers deliver sharp attacks in their first debate

Columns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers both delivered well-rehearsed, sharp attack lines on hot topics in the governor’s race in their first debate Friday. Walker and Evers, the state superintendent, are locked in a tight battle for governor ...

GOP should leave SS alone

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Recognizing what forest products, jobs mean to the region

Editorials

No one really needs to tell residents of the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin the importance of forest products, or how much they contribute to the economy on both sides of the Michigan and Wisconsin border. Still, a little reminder and attention to that industry — the people who work ...

Parker: 23andMeToo

Columns

WASHINGTON — Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap — maybe. After two and a half years of being mocked by Donald Trump as “Pocahontas,” referring to the Massachusetts Democrat’s claim that she’s part American ...

Guidelines for election letters

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The announcement Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Wednesday ...

Be responsible by being smart with firewood

Editorials

Now that it’s turning cold, the idea of snuggling up to a toasty fire outside, free of pestering mosquitoes, can make for a pleasant fall night. But those who decide to get that blaze going in camp or firepit needs to be careful they aren’t helping to spread invasive species, even as the ...

In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In ...

GOP taking aim at SS, health care

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

UP number one in national list for fall colors

Editorials

Although it came as absolutely no surprise to anyone the least bit familiar with the region, the Upper Peninsula recently received outstanding — and colorful — recognition when USA Today published its annual 10 Best Destinations for Fall Foliage Readers’ Choice Awards. The U.P. was in ...

On Wall Street, Us R Toys

Columns

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage. Labor has since fallen ...

Martin clarifies her board vote

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won’t talk to House panel

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a closed-door interview Tuesday. A lawyer for Glenn Simpson said in a statement he ...

Will always vote pro-life

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Yoopers stand together against economic adversity

Editorials

With the news that the state intends to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility, we understand why the community is fighting back as hard as it is to try and save the prison. People in our area know full well what it means to lose a government facility. When K.I. Sawyer closed, it meant ...

How to heal our national epidemic of loneliness?

Columns

WASHINGTON — If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is ...

Sessions criticizes court order on citizenship census question

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court’s actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the ...

Regional gathering shows important role EMS plays

Editorials

We want to say thank you to the more than 400 people who participated in the UP-EMS conference at Northern Michigan University late last week. The dedicated volunteers and professionals who make up much of the EMS services in the Upper Peninsula deserve our gratitude. A significant amount of ...