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Opinion

We’ll work through this together, even while staying apart

Editorials

Saying that these are difficult and challenging times for all of us is an understatement. As we face the days and weeks of uncertainty ahead, the staff of The Daily News wants you to know we will be there to keep you informed and support our community. We at The Daily News are devoting the ...

Save the media!

Columns

I confess to a certain self-interest in today’s column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be ...

The silver lining in this situation

Letters to the Editor

I have become so dismayed by all the negative news about the coronavirus that I thought it was high time to give us a little positive reinforcement. Maybe I’m one of the few who sees this pandemic as a warning from God to “get back to basics” — live the Golden Rule and love him. We have ...

Be aware of alcohol consumption while confined at home

Editorials

While these are times that could drive a person to drink, experts advise to resist the urge. As Michiganders hunker down with stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission counsels moderation in drinking as it recognizes April as Alcohol ...

Coming weeks could dictate future of Trump’s presidency

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape his reelection prospects, ...

Ending school year difficult but right choice for Whitmer

Editorials

It’s a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday issued Executive Order 2020-35, which dictates all K-12 school buildings be closed for the remainder of the school year, unless restrictions are lifted, which seems unlikely considering the ongoing ...

Supreme Court postpones April arguments

Columns

The Supreme Court announced Friday it is postponing arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus, but the court didn’t rule out hearing some arguments within months. The announcement means a total of 20 arguments scheduled for March and April, including fights over subpoenas ...

Officials warn about COVID-19 scams

Editorials

We’ll use the words of Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, Canada, speaking on scams and price gouging connected to the COVID-19 outbreak: “To those who are trying to exploit seniors and others during this time of a public health emergency, there must be a special place in hell for ...

Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

Columns

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them more time to rally ...

The need to keep your distance

Letters to the Editor

Dear Baby Boomers, Millennials and Gen X — These are unprecedented times we are living in. Being a Baby Boomer, I remember stories from parents and grandparents about the Great Depression and World War II. I learned of the sacrifices they made and listened in awe as they described their ...

Plenty of political blame-laying and it’s just starting

Editorials

Although the nation has only just begun burying its coronavirus dead, the finger pointing has already started on who’s to blame for the uneven response the U.S. has had to the pandemic. Republicans claim, among other things, that Democrats did too little when President Barack Obama was in ...

A New York doctor’s antidote to fear about COVID-19 virus

Columns

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, a friend forwarded me a link to a video made by a New York doctor, David Price. I encourage everyone to watch the video. From his front-line experience in the nation’s coronavirus hot spot, Dr. Price gives us sound advice, makes the disease a little less scary, and ...

Poll shows less than half back Trump’s pandemic response

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half approve of the job done thus far by President Donald Trump and the federal government, according to a ...

Helping the Salvation Army to help others

Editorials

In recent weeks, many Americans have been asked to shelter at home and “social distance” themselves in the effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While unquestionably necessary in the fight against this pandemic, an unfortunate effect of social distancing has also been ...

Trump’s allies warn against feud with Michigan governor

Columns

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation's most important swing states. Both sides have ...

‘The Dumbing of America’

Letters to the Editor

The outcome of the 2016 election brought to mind the only answer: “The Dumbing of America.” I have read with disgust and dismay the replies to some of your opinion questions referring to the antics of the current occupant of the White House and certain letters to the editor, reinforcing ...

Engage area seniors: Reaching out to those in local need

Editorials

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many people might find themselves wishing for a kind word or something pleasant to occupy their minds during this period of social distancing and isolation. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many ...

How dire projections, images dashed Trump’s Easter plan

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their homes, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to ...

ABC’s Karl calls Rubio’s tweet on media outrageous

Columns

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Monday called on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to apologize for a tweet saying some media members “can’t contain their delight” at reports of Americans getting the coronavirus. Jonathan Karl, who is ABC ...

Spring brings back the threat of ticks

Editorials

It was a dark-humor joke that surfaced when COVID-19 emerged in the U.S.: combine the new virus with an existing tick-borne disease in the region and you have — Corona with Lyme. Now that spring has arrived, it’s not so funny, the Florence County Health Department warns. The fact that a ...