Opinion

America will survive, come what may today

Columns

WASHINGTON - You can feel the tension. Strolling down the street, shopping at the corner market, stopping for a bite at the local tavern, friends and neighbors greet each other as usual but avoid the elephant sauntering around like he owns the place.It's best not to talk politics this close to ...

Tiny bug threat to beech trees

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:American beech trees are definitely unique-looking with their smooth grey bark and long-toothed leaves. Their spiny seeds feed a variety of animals such as black bears, opossums, squirrels, deer, turkeys, and many more birds and small mammals. However, there is a miniscule invader that ...

Time —and duty — to make a choice

Editorials

Every four years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, voters in the United States get the chance to choose who will lead the country.Presidential elections are, by nature, significant. But this time, the country seems more at a crossroads than in recent memory.We enter this ...

Doss stuck by beliefs under fire

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:It was Emerson who said, "Whosoever be a man must be a non-conformist." The factual movie "Hacksaw Ridge" was released Friday. It is the true story of Desmond Doss and a battle fought at Okinawa in WWII.Doss would become the only conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient in the ...

Appreciate all who came out for Parkinson program

Editorials

BouquetFrom Pauline Hill, Kingsford:William Arthur Ward said, "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." I feel a great sense of gratitude and appreciation to those who helped in some way to make our symposium on Parkinson disease a great success. ...

Vote yes on funding county veterans office

Editorials

The Daily News doesn't tend to recommend how you should vote. Voting is a personal choice we respect, so the newspaper doesn't intrude if unnecessary. We'd rather present information on the issues and candidates and let voters decide what best matches what they want.We hope people will do their ...

Disputed figures over Iron Mountain finances

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Abraham Lincoln once said, "In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed."We are facing a very important election Tuesday, both nationally and locally. In our country, it is the president who sets ...

Show Bras for a Cause some support

Editorials

It's time this Saturday to go shopping for a very special bra.Not just in design, though that's definitely a drawing card. Each has been hand crafted with special care - and an emphasis on fun.Yes, the eighth annual Bras for a Cause event offers something far more creative than coconut ...

Wake up and vote for Trump

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:This is not only the most important election of my lifetime - I believe it is the most important in the history of our country.Since JFK, I have voted for Dems and Republicans, whomever I thought was the best man for the job. JFK and his brothers were tomcats, but the media pretty much ...

Dianda endorses Celello for House

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I am writing to express my full support for Scott Celello as the next state representative for the 108th House District. As the current state representative for the western U.P., I know the type of hard work, commitment and experience you need to do this job. Scott Celello holds these ...

Plastics in Great Lakes should trouble everyone

Editorials

A pair of recent studies cited in a Mining Journal story Monday confirmed what many fishermen and women and untold others enjoying the water have known for years: There is a heck of a lot of plastic floating around in the Great Lakes and the watersheds that feed it.How much and where is it ...

In search of America

Columns

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily News"Oh, my gosh, Mr. Paul! The Twin Towers fell, with all those people in them!"I remember my students saying this as the news filtered out from the media about the horrendous events that unfolded about the Twin Towers, the attack on the Pentagon, and the flight ...

Dad says vote for Michalsen

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I am hoping voters will support my son, Matt Michalsen, for the 34th District Assembly; he started his grassroots campaign months ago, and now the election is coming up fast. If I may tell you a little about my son, he is 27 years old and currently employed at Lakeland Union High School ...

Denying the reality of what abortion is

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Arguing with those who are pro-abortion is a waste of time. Many are blinded by Satan. It's murder. If you plant the seed of potatoes, you get potatoes. If you plant the seed of humans, you get humans.The following three things are the crux of the issue: 1. Killing of babies, 2. Public ...

Get ready for winter driving in the U.P.

Editorials

The really scary part of Halloween? That it's now November, and clocks will turn back Saturday, meaning it will turn dark not long after 5 p.m.Boo. Double boo.November also means snow likely will appear in the Upper Peninsula region forecast in the near future.The start of the winter driving ...

Post-election rules of reckoning

Columns

WASHINGTON - One more week.It seems nearly impossible that an election season that began approximately four years ago is nearing its end. After almost two years of speeches, rallies and raunch, this presidential campaign has become just another sound in the white noise of life. Like "Groundhog ...

Get informed and get out to vote

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:This election is just days away and we must make an informed choice. Hillary Clinton brings up two issues that sound good, but we should get answers on her two promises before we vote.First is free college. No matter what you get for free, someone has paid for it. Colleges must pay ...

DNR warns of unethical deer hunt practices

Editorials

Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources urge deer hunters to engage in an ethical hunt: Buy a license before going out and don't loan kill tags.Every deer hunting season, DNR conservation officers encounter individuals engaged in unethical hunting practices, ...

US citizens have grown too passive

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:As a citizen of this country, the United States of America, I can no longer sit by and passively watch my nation being destroyed by a government that is passive and has no backbone. There are evil people in this world that want this country to fall. Where is all the Silent Majority?This ...