Opinion

Fair season carries the flavors of late summer

Editorials

The annual round of regional fairs, and all the wonderful late summer traditions they represent, officially kicks off this week with the Iron County Fair. People will assemble at the Iron River fairgrounds, bringing livestock, produce, canned goods, craft items, sewing and other talents to ...

Advice for the president

Columns

Dear Mr. President, “Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother”? It’s a song lyric from the musical “The Pajama Game,” but fitting here. There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized, without the constant Twitter assaults on those who ...

Sheriff Sauve merits re-election

Letters to the Editor

I have observed a good number of sheriffs in our county since the 1950s, when my father held that office. Right now, we have a very good sheriff in Jerry Sauve. I served as the chief deputy of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office for several years. I watched Jerry Sauve come to our agency ...

GOP candidates motivate with anxiety, not tax cuts

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House ...

Brown County sheriff endorses retaining Sauve

Letters to the Editor

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is seeking re-election to his third term as your sheriff. It is with great honor that I endorse him as the clear choice to continue to lead the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and beyond. Sheriff Sauve is compassionate, caring and a dedicated ...

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Editorials

Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-cost way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and ensures ...

Photo finish: Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call

Columns

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy ...

DCHS needs oversight from outside until sale

Letters to the Editor

When Dickinson County Healthcare System met earlier this year in an open meeting at Bay College West in Iron Mountain to discuss the possibility of unloading debt-ridden DCHS to Bellin Health Systems of Green Bay, Wis., there was an atmosphere of sheer grandiose giddiness resonating from DCHS ...

GOP law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

Columns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and local labor groups poured millions of dollars into the campaign ...

‘The Matrix’ after 20 years

Columns

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic “The Matrix,” which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race. Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it’s the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. “The Matrix” is such a film. ...

Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Be careful what you wish for. That’s the history lesson for Republicans eagerly anticipating Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court, which could cement conservative control of the court for a generation. The GOP may ultimately pay a political price. When ...

Election Letters

Letters to the Editor

The Daily News will print letters related to the Aug. 14 Wisconsin primary election through Thursday, with a deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday for submission. Letters should be no more than 250 words. The deadline for submitting letters for today’s Michigan primary election has passed. For ...

Western UP to receive federal aid for flood relief

Editorials

The Copper Country and western Upper Peninsula received some good news last week in the form of notification that President Donald Trump had declared Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties major disaster areas. Severe flash flooding had inflicted significant damage on the area, wrecking or ...

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

Columns

MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters rather than in the Republican counties that put Trump in the White House. On ...

Troubling presidency

Letters to the Editor

Wouldn’t you love to know what it cost the taxpayers in this country to enforce Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy? Plenty, I’ll bet, not to mention the suffering of the parents and children separated at the border, which was entirely preventable. We are now 18 months into this ...

Alzheimer’s benefit enjoyed great support

Editorials

Bouquet From Wayne Backlund, Yoopers Fighting Alzheimer’s event coordinator and caretaker: Thank you to all the pickleball players who participated in the first Yoopers Pickling Alzheimer’s Pickleball tournament at Marion Park in Norway. Sixteen mixed doubles teams from the Upper ...

JFK memorabilia auction falls short

Columns

BOSTON (AP) — Is JFK losing his star power? It’s probably too early to tell, but 55 years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, an auction of some of the most iconic items associated with the Kennedy White House fell well short of the pre-sale hype. A rocking chair JFK ...

Norway-Vulcan Senior Center deserves support

Editorials

In April 2016, the Norway-Vulcan Senior Center opted to go its own way with the meals and other services it has provided since the 1970s. Last month, it served up 632 meals made in its own kitchen, rather than having them prepared off site, as had been the plan when it made the break from the ...

Teachers to mount insurgency at Kentucky’s campaign kickoff

Columns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Republicans in Congress prepare for a possible backlash this fall against President Donald Trump, their counterparts in the Kentucky legislature are grappling with a similar threat from the state’s teachers and public workers. This spring, thousands marched on the ...