Opinion

DICSA appreciated help with IM center situation

Editorials

Bouquet From Kristin Sommerfeld, executive director, Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency: The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA, is a non-profit Community Action Agency serving primarily Dickinson and Iron Counties through numerous programs designed to help people with ...

Democrats questioning Mueller expected to focus on obstruction

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans’ attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of ...

More drivers, passengers in state buckling up

Editorials

Michigan motorists, give yourself a pat on the back — or on the belt across your chest and waist. The seat belt use rate rose this year, from 93.4% in 2018 to 94.4%, according to recently released results from a statewide, grant-funded observation study by Michigan State University. Yes, ...

Need to make economy stronger by passing Trump’s USMCA

Columns

President Trump’s speech in Milwaukee last Friday reminded us that no matter what flashy issue dominates political headlines at any given moment, we need to continue to keep focus on how to make our economy stronger. The president spoke at Derco Aerospace in Milwaukee, a defense ...

Life must be protected

Letters to the Editor

Finding common ground in the abortion debate is simple — life comes first, not death. My favorite question to those who fight for any kind of abortion is, what would you think or feel if your mother had aborted you? It doesn’t make any difference because you wouldn’t be here to make a ...

Senators: 9/11 victims bill to be voted on next week

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote next week on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both of New York, said Thursday they had reached an agreement with ...

Employment’s glass ceiling needs to just disappear

Editorials

Women have been in the workforce for decades in one capacity or another, but often have been in traditional roles, and when they did manage to break the “glass ceiling,” their paychecks weren’t always as big as their male counterparts’ take-home pay. Women in Michigan still earn just ...

Trump voters cringe or shrug at tweets while Democrats rage

Columns

HELENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump’s latest tweet controversy with a shrug. He doesn’t believe Trump was being racist for telling four congresswomen, all women of color, to “go back” to the countries they came from. It doesn’t matter much that all ...

Weather Channel misses UP as well

Letters to the Editor

In the editorial from the Marquette Mining Journal, it is sad that Mountain Dew has included the U.P. with Wisconsin. However, there is another national entity that needs correction regarding the U.P. The people behind these companies are supposed to be educated and more likely than not each ...

Ways to beat the heat when summer temperatures soar

Editorials

While it might seem short, summer in the Upper Peninsula usually has the benefit of being pleasantly warm rather than hot. However, in recent days the region has seen temperatures consistently in the 80s and should hit the mid-90s on Friday. With that in mind, the Michigan Department of ...

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America

Columns

Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted the congresswomen should go back to the ...

Enjoyed this summer’s T-ball games

Letters to the Editor

What a lot of fun the kids have playing T-ball at the various ballparks throughout the community sponsored by community schools. The family members enjoy the game as much as the kids. The playground area is busy also. No electronic devices, but exercise and fresh air are top ...

Soda map flap underscores the region’s UP pride

Editorials

If there’s one thing Yoopers have, it’s pride in their identity. Even though we’re part of the same state, we don’t always like being grouped in with the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, where “trolls” from “below the bridge” run amok. And we especially aren’t fond of anyone ...

Time to stop playing politics with future of Line 5 in straits

Columns

The attorney general’s quest to shut down Line 5 before a plan is in place to meet the propane needs of Upper Peninsula families is alarming, to say the least. Approximately 65 percent of the propane that heats homes and businesses in the U.P. is delivered through Line 5. Shutting it down ...

Letter spoke the truth on abortion

Letters to the Editor

We would like to respond to the Letter to the Editor written by Joanne Hady in the July 8 Daily News. Congratulations to her that she had the conviction to say what she believes and not worry about being ridiculed or shunned by people. Everything she stated is the truth. How can our country ...

Four Democratic women slam Trump’s ‘bigoted remarks’

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the U.S. “right now,” claiming “many people agree with me.” The four lawmakers fired back, condemning what they called ...

Embrace your crazy side

Letters to the Editor

Recently, a woman I know told me that she considers herself weird. My sincere advice to her was to embrace it and love the weirdness. I told her when people tell me I am crazy, I humbly smile but inside I am glowing. The reason being is one of my motto’s in life is: “In a positive way, ...

How the free press helped free America

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTE: This item originally was published the week of Independence Day. “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine, “American Crisis” This week, as I ...

Trump digs in amid censure of tweets about lawmakers

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in ...

Finding common ground in the abortion debate

Letters to the Editor

No issue divides Americans as abortion does. Both sides are so passionate that it is the only issue that guides their vote-even though there are other pro-life issues. Other divisive social issues, such as school busing (Brown v. Board of Education) and interracial marriage (Loving v. Virginia) ...