Opinion

Enbridge violation should be viewed as serious matter

Editorials

Whether they're used as a shipping route to transport our natural resources or as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Great Lakes are central to our way of life here in Michigan.No doubt we have all heard at least a little about the controversy that has been ongoing in the Straits of ...

The sinking fantasy that Trump would defend the Constitution

Columns

WASHINGTON - Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of "the court." This two-word incantation means: Because we care so much for the Constitution, it is supremely important to entrust to Trump the making of Supreme ...

Finding your significance

Columns

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily NewsIt is something you cannot touch, smell, taste, or hear. There is no monetary value that one can place on it.It cannot be seen, but is hidden in one's psyche. It is significance.One's significance is like a fingerprint, different from person to person. To me, ...

Looking for help with lost wedding ring

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:On July 18 I lost my wedding ring. My husband and I only went two places that day - to Niagara Animal Hospital and Home Depot. Having a very sick dog, I put it in my pocket as we ran out the door, and that's the last time I saw it. I've already posted notices in these two places and am ...

Candidates soak viewers with mud

Editorials

Thank goodness it's over.The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troubling.The last couple of days before the election, the ads were all running back-to-back. A positive ad ...

The new ‘Ben Hur’

Columns

Since Mel Gibson's 2004 blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ" grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom lines and reach a demographic they have mostly ignored for decades.Last week in Los Angeles, the ...

Taking substance abuse seriously

Columns

I am writing in response to Dr. Alexis Whaley's guest column in June. In 2015, an anonymous survey was done of students in grades 7, 9, and 11 in Dickinson and Iron counties to assess their perspectives on attitudes and behaviors.This survey was created by the Search Institute, an applied ...

Remembering Civil War Yoopers

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:The other day my good lady and I drove to the top of Pine Mountain to catch a breeze and see the 50-mile view. We sat in the Veterans Memorial Circle examining the stone markers, deep in thought and remembrance. What a wonderful, well-planned, well-constructed place.Then I noticed the ...

Debating debate dates

Editorials

By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics.Still, it makes little sense that two of the three televised debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have been scheduled on nights ...

Tips come from Muslims

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:The Pew Research Center estimates that 3.3 million Muslims live in the U.S., which makes Islam the nation's third-largest faith, behind Christianity and Judaism. About 40 percent of U.S. Muslims hold college degrees, as opposed to 29 percent of Americans overall.Since the Sept. 11 ...

Stop the oak wilt cycle; don’t move firewood

Editorials

Oak wilt is here.With it comes the need for vigilance to stop its spread.Oak wilt is a serious disease of oak trees. It mainly affects red oaks, including northern red oak, black oak and pin oak.Red oaks often die within a few weeks after becoming infected, says Bob Heyd, a Michigan Department ...

Wisconsin sets guidelines for prescribing opioids

Columns

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin doctors should prescribe opioids sparingly, tell patients they could become addicted and avoid the drugs as the first option to treat pain, according to new guidelines the state Medical Examining Board recently adopted to combat heroin use.The board, which monitors ...

Who needs transportation?

Columns

When I'm away a long time, I usually can't wait to get home and open the door - not to the house but to the car.Outside, hot air pounds down on all non-cactus living things. But the car sits unperturbed in the heat dome. It's like a baked Alaska. The exterior feels like browned merengue just ...

Pair of U.P. veterans garner prestigious awards

Editorials

There's a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world.Thomas J. DeCarlo, of Ironwood, is the 2016 Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year, nominated by American Legion Post 27, of Bessemer, for the award.DeCarlo's list of experiences is long. The World War II veteran served in the U.S. ...

Hillary against Hillary

Columns

Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades.Putting aside the theatrics designed to make Hillary Clinton appear to be something she is ...

4-H builds a foundation

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Owning a horse at 9 years old and joining 4-H was my world.For the past nine years that I have been in 4-H, my focus has been on horses, with the addition of market hogs the last four years. I have learned everything about how to love, have patience, be responsible and the importance of ...

Adults need vaccines, too

Editorials

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. That's not surprising, given that many children will need shots before heading off to school later this month.But the first week of this month actually is devoted to reminding parents and other adults they, too, need to be aware of getting their ...

How entangled with Russia is Trump?

Columns

WASHINGTON - To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective ...

Appreciates person who returned purse

Editorials

BouquetFrom Don and Nat Schroeder, Niagara, Wis.:Thank you to some very nice person. Monday, we stopped at Super One Foods to pick up the day-old bakery for the Presbyterian Church's Lord's Table meal on Monday evenings. We loaded the car with the bakery, pushed the shopping carts into the rack ...

A way to safely report concerns on school safety

Editorials

The start of fall classes for most Michigan schools is only about a month away. Kids probably can't believe August has arrived and the summer is almost done.Losing these lazy days of summer should be the only regret most students have about returning to school.Classrooms, halls and playgrounds, ...