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Opinion

Laydon retiring from IM Public Schools

Editorials

Bouquet: Iron Mountain Public Schools congratulates Scholarship Administrator Mel Laydon on her upcoming retirement after 30 years of service in many roles. She started as an aide in the Central School computer lab, moved to athletics, next to the High School guidance office, and for the past ...

New Pine Mountain ski slide beautiful when lit

Editorials

Bouquet: Have you noticed the lights on the Pine Mountain ski slide? It is only occasionally lit but what a sight to witness. Beautiful, to say the least. It can be seen for miles around. What an asset to the community. Thank you, Kiwanis Ski Club, for a job well done on the hill. Hope the ...

Biden’s choice on economic aid: Deal with GOP or go for it all

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president's relationship with Congress and force a crucial choice between his policy vision and a desire for bipartisan unity. Biden became president this week with the ...

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday ...

Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Columns

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television. Brokaw, who is 80, said he'll continue writing books and articles. He's ...

McConnell seeks to push Trump trial to February

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly ...

A week to talk about family fire safety in the home

Editorials

State officials are recommending families review fire safety plans at home during National Community Risk Reduction Week, which started Monday and extends through Sunday. “The number one thing that families should focus on is creating a fire escape plan,” said Orlene Hawks, director of the ...

Be careful when trying out online sports betting

Editorials

Tempted to try your luck — or skill — with online sports betting or gaming? Now that it’s available in Michigan with the state Gaming Control Board’s authorization, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recommends reading the fine print first before signing up to use these online ...

For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

Columns

When it gazes into the mirror, the United States does not generally see a land of process and procedure. It sees what it has wanted to see since the beginning — a place of action and results and volume. The bold, splashy storylines that Americans crave, and have used to construct their ...

Pardon list includes the accused, and the quite famously fraudulent

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressman who pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from defense contractors. A Republican fundraiser who was paid handsome sums to illicitly lobby a presidential administration. An influential voice in conservative circles accused of duping donors who supported ...

Needed to check facts on wolf hunt column

Letters to the Editor

The Iron Mountain Daily News did a great disservice by not fact-checking a column by Gary Gorniak published Jan. 15. When Gorniak spoke at the Western CAC meeting earlier this month, he never mentioned wolves in the town of St. Ignace or the young lady who climbed a tree to escape a wolf. ...

McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob ‘fed lies’

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was “fed lies” and that the president and others “provoked” those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s ...

Lawmakers taking on transparency reform a great first step

Editorials

It’s an understatement to say Michigan’s government transparency record is dismal. The state regularly lands on the wrong end of worst-in-the-nation rankings for government accountability. Those ratings, lists that often place our state at or near the wrong end, repeatedly highlight ...

Trump video extends ‘best wishes’ to new administration

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary ...

Two counties’ stance understandable but may prove unhelpful

Editorials

In the same week that coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300, officials in two Upper Peninsula counties spoke out in opposition to the shutdown regulations. First, the Delta County Board on Jan. 11 announced it passed a resolution making Delta County a sanctuary ...

Biden’s test: Engineer economic boom amid a partisan divide

Columns

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president, the economy was cratering. Job losses were mounting. Stocks were crashing. Millions of Americans were in the early stages of losing their homes to foreclosure as the housing bubble burst. Biden returns to the White ...

Bergman wrong backing Trump

Letters to the Editor

Sorry to see that U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District will miss out on being included in the second printing of “Profiles in Courage.” Bergman couldn’t find the courage to join the 10 Republicans who called for Trump’s impeachment. It would ...

Appreciates Daily News coverage

Editorials

From Karen Klenke, president, Niagara Area Historical Society, Niagara, Wis.: Can’t thank The Daily News enough for the support you have given the Niagara community over the years — especially us at the Niagara Historical Society. With your support, we can connect with those who would ...

Official: No ‘direct evidence’ so far of plot to kill at Capitol

Columns

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” but the head of the investigation ...