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Opinion

Honor Flight Legacy deserves UP-wide support

Editorials

Upper Peninsula Honor Flight has spent nearly a decade offering local veterans free transportation to visit memorials in Washington, D.C., and now an effort has begun to pay homage to the organization for all of its hard work. An exhibit being developed at the multi-use complex on the U.P. ...

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats’ campaign

Columns

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg. By the next morning, the hashtag — #MayorCheat — was trending ...

Sorry to see DCHS doctor go

Letters to the Editor

I recently was treated at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department by Dr. John Hallfrisch. My wife and I were happy he was working that day because he has taken care of me in the past and we have found him to be a thoughtful, caring professional and very thorough. When I ...

Facing ‘the toughest game’

Letters to the Editor

Recently, I came across a quote from the poet Edgar Guest in a poem titled, “On Quitting”: “The toughest game you will find is to make your body obey your mind.” The words are like a bolt of lightning in how they sum up life that all of us experience every day. How many times each day ...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Editorials

Dating and romantic relationships mean making oneself vulnerable emotionally. Unfortunately, that also can result in being vulnerable to abuse, including significant and long-lasting trauma. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is urging all Michiganders to educate themselves, their families and ...

Analysis: Dems’ civility gives way to combustible conflict

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential candidates played nice, talking up party unity, disagreeing mostly politely on policy. No more. Wednesday’s debate signaled a sharp turn in the Democratic contest, with civility giving way to a combustible ...

Trump ridicules debate at Arizona rally

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump trolled his political enemies Wednesday in the first of three rallies in three days in the West as Democrats vied in neighboring Nevada to be the one to challenge him in the November election. Just minutes before Trump regaled a friendly crowd in ...

NMU board backs setting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Editorials

A move last week by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees to publicly endorse an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on campus may have appeared to casual observers like a housekeeping kind of item, something that might fall into “Other Business” on the board’s agenda. It ...

UP drivers deserve a plan that fixes roads here, not just Detroit

Columns

During her State of the State address late last month, Gov. Whitmer announced she was giving up on her first proposal to fix Michigan’s roads — asking drivers to shell out 45 cents more in taxes for each gallon of gas they put in their tanks — and moving on to Plan B, which is bonding. ...

Sanders moves to expand his campaign staff in Michigan before primary

Columns

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced Tuesday that his presidential campaign is expanding operations in Michigan, three weeks before the state’s Democratic primary. Sanders, who narrowly won Michigan over Hillary Clinton in 2016, announced the campaign is hiring ...

Deadline coming to register to vote in March 10 election

Editorials

The 2020 election season is upon us. Today, Wisconsin residents will vote on finalists for a state Supreme Court seat, along with some northern counties — including Florence — choosing the top Republican and Democratic candidates for the 7th District U.S. Congressional seat that Sean ...

Bloomberg makes debate stage, to face Dem rivals for first time

Columns

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new ...

Don’t be seduced by romance scams

Editorials

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel urges Michiganders to be mindful of romance scams. To ensure consumers protect themselves if interested in using a dating service, Nessel’s office recommends reviewing the “Romance Scams: Stay Safe and Avoid Financial Heartache” consumer alert and ...

Sanders not doing so hot

Columns

Bernie Sanders was supposed to run away with the New Hampshire primary. This is his kind of state, where Democrats are mostly educated liberals. Yet the national celebrity from next-door Vermont bested Pete Buttigieg, recently an unknown from Indiana, by less than 4,000 votes. It appears they ...

Support health department levy

Letters to the Editor

As a local family physician for the past 14 years, I cannot fully emphasize the impact Dickinson County Health Department has on the well-being of our community. I am a strong believer in the education provided for maternal-fetal health. The health department provides this service ...

Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to ‘buy’ election

Columns

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning this weekend were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all targeted ...

Great Eight games live up to name

Editorials

Bouquet From Paula Moroni, Aurora, Wis.: Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of attending the bowling event at the Great Eight Winter Games. The students, parents, family and friends all showed good sportsmanship and patience throughout the entire event. Each of the participants was ...

US won’t charge ex-FBI official McCabe, a target of Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal ...

Brighter future for Pine Mountain ski jumping tourney

Editorials

Like seasonal birds, ski jumpers from around the globe have made their annual mid-February arrival in Iron Mountain — an expected 37 in all, from nine nations that include Norway, Poland, Germany, Slovenia, Canada, France, Kazakhstan, Austria and, of course, the United States. The 2020 ...