Opinion

What’s not to like about Trump’s policies so far?

Columns

Like a baseball team that is way behind going into the fifth inning, Democrats (and socialists) are hoping for the political equivalent of a rainout, so that the game President Trump is winning will be canceled, allowing them time to regroup. The president’s opponents are going to need more ...

Breen Senior Center has store

Letters to the Editor

In the Letter to the Editor for the Daily News recently, the Breen Senior Center Retail Store was omitted. The store is open daily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and accepts donated gently used clothing and household items, which are sold at a reasonable price. The pasty sale at the center will begin again ...

Trump criticized for not leading effort to better secure elections

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the ...

Need a change in government

Letters to the Editor

A recent AARP publication had an article about people becoming financially devastated, even to the point of bankruptcy, from the costs of trying to survive cancer. My first thought was why, in this day and age, is this still happening? Why is the government allowing this to happen? The number ...

IM police: Teen moped users need a license, helmet

Editorials

Have a kid buzzing around on a moped this summer? Well, not to throw a damper on a favorite summertime mode of transportation, but that could be illegal. This came out Monday from Iron Mountain Director of Police and Fire Services Ed Mattson. For the sake of clarity, The Daily News is going ...

Trump refers to the Koch brothers as ‘a total joke’ in GOP

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump today lashed out at the Koch brothers, tweeting that the billionaire industrialists are a “total joke in real Republican circles” and that he is “a puppet for no one.” It’s the latest salvo between the president and Charles and David Koch, ...

Library needs public’s support

Letters to the Editor

The Dickinson County Library’s millage renewal will be on the primary election ballot Aug. 7. The renewal is for five years, January 2020 to December 2024, and will replace the existing millage that expires at the end of 2019. In 2012, the most recent millage vote, Dickinson County ...

Vote for two senior millages

Letters to the Editor

The upcoming election ballot in Dickinson County will have two separate millages that are extremely important to the seniors and their families: a .25 mills, or 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for five years to operate and maintain senior centers and programs, and a .15 mills, or 15 cents ...

DICSA: Funding benefits seniors

Letters to the Editor

I’d like to let readers know just how much the Dickinson County senior millage dollars impact our area seniors. DlCSA — the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency — receives a good portion of the millage dollars. We use the money to provide these services to any eligible resident in the ...

Take steps to prevent hepatitis

Editorials

With this past Saturday having been designated as World Hepatitis Day, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reminded residents how they can help avoid contracting viral hepatitis. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The most common types are hepatitis ...

Ocasio-Cortez could take a lesson on socialism from Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON — For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary. Because she calls herself a democratic socialist, the word “socialism” is ...

State needs to step in on DCHS

Letters to the Editor

The number one reason that Dickinson County Memorial Hospital is financially ailing is retiree costs, or pensions. There is no entity to save the hospital from failing financially — not if but when the hospital is forced to file for protection or is liquidated and goes in front of a (future ...

Times publisher asks Trump to reconsider anti-media rhetoric

Columns

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times said Sunday he “implored” President Donald Trump at a private White House meeting this month to reconsider his broad attacks on journalists, calling the president’s anti-press rhetoric “not just divisive but increasingly ...

Thanks to all for successful museum event

Editorials

Bouquet From Cris Hamlin, director, Jake Menghini Museum, Norway: Oh my goodness! Many a thank you goes out to all of the folks who attended the Ice Cream Social and Band Concert on Tuesday, July 17, at the Jake Menghini Museum. The weather was perfect for a night of music, fellowship, and ...

Democrats should move to the center — of the country

Columns

Contrary to what we hear, “the energy” in the Democratic Party is coming not so much from the political left as from the geographical center. The most notable victories belong to Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, Doug Jones in Alabama and Democrats taking statehouse seats in Missouri and ...

State warns of dangers from exposure to sun

Editorials

We’re halfway through the summer, yet it’s likely not too late to remind the public about the risks of too much exposure to the sun. July is Ultraviolet, or UV, Safety Month and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is sharing some tips on ways to stay protected no matter ...

The need for a REAL ID to fly outside Michigan

Columns

It’s been a great summer for travel in Michigan and around the U.S. That’s why we’re getting the word out about REAL ID to all air travelers who fly inside the United States. It’s my last year as your Secretary of State and implementing this federal mandate is a top priority of my ...

Senior millages fund good work

Letters to the Editor

Very soon you will be voting on a critical issue regarding the senior millage. Family Ties is one of the many programs that benefit from this funding. Family Ties is the best-kept secret in Dickinson County. It’s a program of the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA. I have ...

White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter from event

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended its decision to bar a CNN correspondent from attending an open press event but contended it had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Trump’s Rose ...

Reaction not the problem

Letters to the Editor

This is in response to Brad Tomassucci’s letter (“Be wary of VA privatization,” July 19) concerning his cancelled appointment and how his father would have reacted. He makes an excellent point. He states his father would have raised some hell over the issue, and as far as I am concerned, ...