Opinion

Support fake news, you get fake news

Editorials

We’re not sure what to say about fake news. It’s fake. How’s that? And fake news has been around a while — back to the days of cave drawings, maybe. Come to think of it, it’s probably what doomed the dinosaurs. That’s a joke, but not really. Deception carries ...

Need to think before posting on social media

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I, a very proud American citizen, was one of the lucky ones; I was born in this great country.  This is the only country I have ever lived in, even with its faults I know it is the best country to live in, without any doubt. No individual country can be perfect, due to the fact that ...

Local produce in school menus makes sense

Editorials

A program designed to increase the amount of locally grown produce in school menus is generating a great deal of discussion across the state. The effort by a group called Cultivate Michigan is part of a trend pushing local produce into meal plans in large institutions, including ...

Guess who’s coming to the Trump White House

Columns

WASHINGTON - If you'd never heard of Steve Bannon before Tuesday, you have now.All the world is suddenly abuzz with news that President-elect Donald Trump has named Bannon, formerly executive chairman at the right-wing website Breitbart News, as his chief White House strategist and senior ...

Time is now to return wolf control to states

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:With the election cycle coming to an end, it is time for Congress to tackle the looming gray wolf problem in the Great Lakes states. To put it plainly, the federal government has failed residents of the Great Lakes region on this issue and it is time to come together to delist the wolf ...

A day to decide to quit smoking

Editorials

Tomorrow is the annual Great American Smokeout, the third Thursday of November when the American Cancer Society encourages tobacco users to set a plan for quitting - or actually use the day to try and make the break.According to the American Cancer Society, about 40 million Americans still ...

Lots of advice being offered now to the president-elect

Columns

It didn't take long. Journalists, editorial writers and columnists who hate Donald Trump and consistently opposed his election are now advising him what not to do.Newspaper headlines claim Trump is pulling back on his campaign promises. Editorials encourage him not to do everything he pledged, ...

Disappointed by hate in election

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I am deeply saddened to realize that there is so much hate in our country. Donald Trump is an equal opportunity hater, and was able to capitalize on that in order to become elected.Some people hate blacks. Some people hate Muslims. Some people hate gays. Some people hate Latinos. Some ...

Will Trump presidency affect EPA regulations?

Editorials

Would you want an electric power plant built in your neighborhood?That's the question Tilden Township residents were considering during a meeting last week with utility industry representatives and local government officials.Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group has proposed to create a new ...

Thanks to voters for supporting veterans office

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Thank you. This last week brought to veterans the gratitude and respect Dickinson County residents have always felt. This time it came in a very tangible way.On election day, Dickinson County voters passed, with more than 60 percent of the vote, a millage that will, for the next 10 ...

A week to focus on the homeless in our region

Editorials

Guest editorialThe Michigan State Housing Development Authority's Ending Homelessness in Michigan 2015 Annual Report reflects that homelessness continues to be a problem. To provide the best services to end homelessness in Michigan, we need to fully understand the scope of the issue.Every ...

Democrats failed working class

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hillary Clinton and President Obama for helping to elect Donald Trump.The bureaucrats in Washington have written regulations and forced them on us as law and President Obama wrote hundreds more with the stroke of his pen.President Obama ...

Clarifying letter about band show

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I need a clarification on the Bouquets and Barbs printed in Nov. 5 edition. It should have read:A round of applause for Mr. Shirk, director, and band members for the spectacular halftime show and fireworks at the Kingsford-Gladstone football game at Flivver Field. One of the best ...

Recognizing the service of our veterans

Editorials

Today is Veterans Day, when the country pauses to remember and give thanks for the service and sacrifice of those who helped guard and defend the United States. A reminder of the origins and meaning behind the day, reprinted from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:In 1921, an unknown World ...

Trump’s chance to change the narrative

Columns

NEW YORK - Donald Trump's impressive victory in Tuesday's election offers him a rare opportunity to change the narrative.Secular progressive policies at home and abroad are not working. The establishment has had its chance - multiple chances, in fact - to fix things, but it has failed, or ...

Remembering veterans’ service

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America because we are freedom's home and defenders. The commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time.As we embrace and celebrate Veterans Day, we pay tribute to and remember the American ...

Veterans Day should be day off

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I served in the Army for three years, I fought in 'Nam for 1 1/2 months, got wounded, spent four months in hospitals, returned back to the Army and finished out my three years. I got out in 1969 and I've never had Veterans Day off, never, until I retired. I think that stinks.Jim ...

Every day is Veterans Day

Columns

IRON MOUNTAIN - We are privileged to live in the United States where freedom reigns. However, that freedom is not free. It is paid for by the sacrifices of the men and women who have worn the uniform of our nation's military services. Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor those who signed a ...

Where are the jobs?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:There seems to be two primary theories that explain our job losses in manufacturing: one, manufacturing moved to the low wage countries; and two, computers, robots, and mechanization have displaced labor. The Republican political dialogue seems to say or imply jobs were mainly lost to ...

Check those alarms, detectors, replace batteries

Editorials

With the end of Daylight Savings Time this past weekend, experts say it's a good time to check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the home."To drastically reduce the risk of you or your loved ones dying in a home fire, make it a tradition to change the batteries in your smoke alarms ...