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Editorials

Cambensy on right side of Great Lakes construction effort

A Michigan State House resolution authored and introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy urging Uncle Sam to support Great Lakes infrastructure and specifically Soo Locks reconstruction certainly has our support, especially given the toxicity of governance in Washington and the necessity of robust ...

E-skimming threatens business web commerce

With increasing amounts of commerce being conducted over the web, businesses have had to work hard to stay one step ahead of the crooks, with firewalls, passwords and similar protections in common use just about everywhere to protect web traffic. But now, the authorities are warning about ...

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts outlined Monday include a special security tool for elected officials and ...

A week to think about teens driving safely

Sunday through Saturday is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for teens ages 15 to 18, ahead of all other types of injury, disease and violence. Inexperience and risk-taking behavior are factors that increase the danger ...

Chamber grateful for sponsors, help with Golf Scramble

Bouquet — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golf Scramble took place Aug. 22 at Pine Grove Country Club. This event is a great way for our community to get out and network with other like-minded people and it also benefits our younger generation by providing scholarships to ...

Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign starts

Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up ...

MSP to host a Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 26

Most everyone likely has a little plastic bottle of unused, outdated pills sitting on a back shelf in their home.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 ...

Protect vulnerable in budget battle

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer erred in putting funding for some of the state’s most at-risk populations on the line in her budget negotiations with the Legislature. Holding funding hostage for citizens who need it most isn’t helpful, and Republican lawmakers are right in trying to fix those ...

Harvest time means motorists should watch for machines

Harvest season means a lot of large machines on rural roads, and big grain trucks coming in and out of fields and farm driveways. With more activity as the crops are brought in, drivers on all sides need to keep watch and share the road to stay safe, the Wisconsin State Patrol ...

Witness autumn’s splendor before it’s time to shovel

While conditions these past few days have not been what autumn aficionados might hope for, with chilly temperatures and rain mixed with snow on the horizon, it’s not too late to soak up some autumn splendor. Sunny days might be a bit more ideal, but we are still hoping everyone finds at ...

A salute to the team that delivers The Daily News

Bouquet From Jennifer Flynn, Daily News circulation manager: Today is International Carrier Day. On behalf of myself and everyone here at The Daily News, I would like to take this moment to recognize all of our bundle haulers, carriers and motor route drivers for their hard work, reliability ...

Have a plan ready for escaping a fire at home

Do you or your family know what to do when smoke alarms start to screech and fire threatens in the home? The window of opportunity to react is brief and the danger real, state fire officials say. “We have as little as two or three minutes to escape the house from the time the smoke alarm ...

Help needed in K.I. Sawyer cold case investigation

By now, many of us have seen at least one episode of the television program “Cold Case Files,” a show that ran on the A&E Network for nearly two decades and continues in syndication. If you want to talk about a tried and true formula, “Cold Case Files” certainly had it. A ...

Be aware motorists, deer are on the move

It’s autumn, which means deer are on the move. Does are getting close to mating. Bucks have scraped the velvet off their antlers and are setting up territory. Fawns born this year have grown enough to show some independence, straying from mom. It adds up to deer appearing more alongside ...

Local newspapers play crucial role in democracy

National Newspaper Week will be observed through Saturday, a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. A Duke University study published in August shows that local newspapers significantly outperform local TV, radio and digital media outlets, not only ...

Infant safe sleep is focus of new MDHHS plan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released a plan to improve mother and infant health and end health disparities. Eliminating infant deaths due to unsafe sleep is among six priorities in the 2020-2023 Mother Infant Health and Equity Improvement Plan. Eliminating all ...

Say thanks this week to school board members

Bouquet From Andy Space, district administrator, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District: The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated Oct. 6-12 as Wisconsin School Board Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays ...

Taking steps to keep a healthy liver

To help raise awareness and promote early detection and prevention of liver cancer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services urges that Michigan residents take steps to lower their risk of liver cancer. This is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. In Michigan, liver cancer is the ...

Secretary of State offices collecting food donations

It’s harvest season. Time to bring in the food. Through Nov. 15, all Secretary of State branch offices will collect nonperishable food items as part of its annual Harvest Gathering campaign, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has announced. This marks two decades of Harvest ...

Congress should pass USMCA trade pact

Before Congress gets entangled in a battle over impeaching President Donald Trump, it should move to approve a new trade pact with Mexico and Canada. The window appears to be narrowing for getting anything productive done in Washington, but this is one piece of business that is essential to ...