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Opinion

John James a strong choice for US Senate

Editorials

Even though he makes his home in suburban Detroit, U.S. Senate candidate John James would seem a good fit for the Upper Peninsula. Like many who make their home in the U.P., he’s a veteran. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, James was an Army Ranger helicopter pilot who ...

Upbeat Trump hits the trail, Biden tries debate cleanup

Columns

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Democrat Joe Biden, campaigning close to home, tried to clean up a debate misstep while urging voters to ...

UP Regional Blood Center says thanks for drive help

Editorials

Bouquet: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Coleman Engineering for helping coordinate the blood drive in the month of September. As a result of their efforts, we collected 18 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the community members who took the time ...

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

Columns

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data through Oct. 9, released through a federal court order, show nearly ...

Trump posts unedited ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Columns

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took on the country’s most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of interviews that he and Vice President Mike Pence gave to “60 Minutes” before its broadcast this weekend. The video released Thursday shows ...

Safe sleep recommendations for infants

Editorials

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Babies up to 12 months of age can be kept safe, while sleeping at night and during naps, when American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are followed: — Place baby on back, in a crib, bassinet or pack ‘n play for every sleep time. — Use a firm ...

Trump vote ‘a rare opportunity’

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer — and many Republicans, too — have one huge thing in common; they’ve done very well off the corruption in Washington, D.C. Actually, two things — they’ve never run a business or risked ...

Beware of scams posing as package delivery texts

Editorials

Trying to keep up with the latest scams seems like a wearying game of “Whac-A-Mole.” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently issued a consumer alert warning Michiganders to watch out for text message scams that aim to obtain personal information. Most recent complaints report that ...

Five questions as Trump and Biden prepare for final debate

Columns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, meet on the debate stage for the second and final time tonight in Tennessee. The 90-minute prime-time meeting comes just 12 days before Election Day. Some key questions heading into the debate: CAN TRUMP ...

Poll: Many in US distrust campaign info

Columns

In a presidential election year that has thrown the country's divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics is a major problem. A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Opinion Research and USAFacts finds that while ...

Properly disposing of prescription drugs

Editorials

Most everyone likely has a little plastic bottle of unused, outdated pills sitting on a back shelf in their home. Those medications might have been needed when the back went out, to battle a bug or to deal with an injury or surgery long since healed. The practice used to be to flush such ...

2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentum

Columns

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 14 Days to next scheduled presidential debate: 2 THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is openly contemplating the prospect of losing, while ...

Expecting less, deserving more

Letters to the Editor

I have always tended toward an interest in history. I have an interest in current events. I am an American military veteran. Vietnam, combat, 100% disabled. I am also no longer young, so since March I have been staying near the home fires to avoid the current pandemic. Now while some get ...

Registered to vote in Michigan? Final day today do so online

Editorials

Planning to vote in the Nov. 3 general election in Michigan? Make sure you’re registered. And if you prefer to do that while maintaining social distancing in these COVID-19 times, well, today is the deadline to register remotely to vote Nov. 3. Eligible Michigan citizens can register ...

Is Facebook really ready for what the election will bring?

Columns

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it's learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election ...

Election about the destiny of America

Letters to the Editor

Let’s set the facts straight. First, going back many years, it was the white Southern gentlemen, Democrats, who invented slavery. They worked in the white plantations and made them rich. They were the first “racists”! Then it took the Civil War and a Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, ...

Trump, Biden go to states they’re trying to flip

Columns

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election that is just over two weeks away. Trump began his day in Nevada, making a rare visit to church before a ...

We need to unite, not be divided

Letters to the Editor

In northern Wisconsin, folks traditionally identified either Republican or Democrat, choosing candidates based on strengths, character, actions and trustworthiness. Years ago, partisanship did not destroy relationships, mutual respect, need for safety, security and the spirit of ...

A week to celebrate in Wisconsin what the forests provide

Editorials

Bouquet: Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed the third week in October — which this year starts Sunday — as Forest Products Week in Wisconsin. The week recognizes the people who work in and care for the forests, the businesses that create forest products and the many ways forest products ...

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Columns

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% of ...