Opinion

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, ...

Trump for Russian czar?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Since Donald Trump has requested Russians look for Hillary's missing emails, perhaps his intelligent, "thinking" followers - if there are any of that caliber - might be getting a little better picture of his second-grade mental judgment capacity? Maybe Trump should be running for czar or ...

Pokemon Go too controlling

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:I saw the Pokemon Go article and I think it's crazy that people, instead of going out and being part of the community, go around with their cellphones in their faces - which, by the way, makes them way less observant.I think instead they should ride their bikes without phones, play ...

Remember to vote in Tuesday’s primary

Editorials

Primary elections often get a rather tepid turnout. Summers are for relaxing, taking it easy. There's a reason why summer movies are popcorn fare, why the serious Oscar contender waits for the fall. It's not so surprising we have little taste in August for considering property tax questions or ...

Email leak outs DNC

Columns

Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee - with promises of more to come - we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn't.Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are feasting are ...

More names of musicians past

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR:Kudos to Dr. Wesley Hanson for his excellent letter about outstanding area musicians that appeared in a recent Daily News.The names he cited brought back great memories for us because we know them all - and danced or just listened to their music.They are deserving of another mention: ...

State doing good work promoting parks

Editorials

The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract non-traditional park users. Indeed, a stated focus of the Michigan's First Time Camper initiative is ...

The campaign challenge that lies ahead for Clinton

Columns

PHILADELPHIA - En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton advisers, although not that serene, think her victory is ...