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Letters to the Editor

A letter to my president

EDITOR: A letter to my president — Dear President Trump, My wife, Diane, and I want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication to our fundamental Christian values. We pray for you daily that God will continue to strengthen you and your family in the upcoming days. Our hats are ...

Office for benefits help needed

What if there was a place in Dickinson and Iron counties where people could get health care benefits assistance at no cost? Fortunately, there is — the Medical Care Access Coalition has been providing these services since 2004 in both counties. Specific services include helping people choose ...

LaFave should debate opponent

Regardless of which political side one is on, there is always room for civil debate before an election. When an elected official refuses to debate his political opponent, it shows a lack of respect for our Democratic process and those he represents. Public debate between a state ...

A Republican who backs Biden

We are living in challenging times. Who can lead us through? Consider the debate on how to deal with a virus that is impacting our health, economy, and way of life. How big of a role should governments have with public health? What measures become government overreach? What constitutes good ...

Favors Metsa for 110th District

It has been my pleasure to meet and talk with Janet Metsa on several occasions, and I am truly impressed with her knowledge and desire to serve the people of the U.P. Janet Metsa is not an ideologue; she is a problem solver who wants to work with all the citizens when she is elected to ...

State of country no surprise to him

Quite honestly, what is transpiring in this country, pandemic aside — the chaos, uncertainty, etc. — does not surprise me at all. Approximately 10 years ago, I watched a news segment that showed how companies were having seminars for their managers on how to treat the new workforce ...

By mail-in or otherwise, vote

Here is today’s thought. Mail-in voting is the exact same thing as absentee voting. Both are safe and neither is prone to any kind of widespread fraud. If you do not believe me, try to get a ballot for a dead person or your dog. I have heard both of these thoughts coming from on high in a ...

Country needs strong foundation

President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you …” and everybody listened. Why? Because they were scared to death of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, and Russia was building an arsenal in Cuba. What’s more, John F. Kennedy was right, and his statement was ...

The nation is at a crossroads

Can this nation survive as a people united in a brotherhood of humanity? I believe we are at a crossroads. We have had almost four years of leadership focused on blind loyalty to President Donald Trump, the enrichment of the wealthy at the cost of the less well-off, stoking the divisions of ...

Fight to vote went on for some women

I am writing to say thank you, Lynne Wilson, for your guest column celebrating the 19th Amendment, a whole century of women being able to vote in America. You reminded us that protests, lobbying, arrests, prison time, beatings and even force feedings are not unique to our generation or to this ...

Communities can apply for rural broadband

EDITOR: We are in the midst of a renaissance in rural Michigan infrastructure investment. Since the invention of the internet, each administration — both state and federal — have promised more resources to help connect rural areas, but it is only now that these promises are being ...

Trust facts, not politicians, when it comes to virus

I’m an engineer, project manager, general manager and senior executive and I have utilized facts and data to make informed decisions to increase the productivity, results and profits for the companies that I have worked for. What I am not is a scientist, although I have extensive education in ...

Johnson misleads on USPS, DeJoy

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Senator Ron Johnson’s opening statement at the Aug. 21 hearing on the U.S. Postal Service contains several false or misleading claims. Sen. Johnson stated, “The bipartisan Postal Board of Governors engaged a professional search ...

Bergman vote on House postal bill wrong stance

EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman voted against the “Delivering for America Act,” the bill that passed the U.S. House on Saturday. It prohibited the U.S. Postal Service from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on Jan. 1. In short during the ...

Too much speed on Park Avenue

EDITOR: There is a growing concern about the traffic on Park Avenue in Iron Mountain. This street is used as a bypass for the downtown by drivers who want to “make up time” by avoiding the traffic lights on Stephenson Avenue. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a ...

Participate now in deer survey

EDITOR: Upper Peninsula deer hunters who have not already participated in a recent DNR survey online, asking for hunter input about future changes in deer hunting regulations, have until Friday to do so. The survey only has six questions, three of which deal with U.P. deer hunting, and only ...

Looking more closely at BLM

It has been interesting to read in this column the dialogue regarding Black Lives Matter. Both sides make salient points; so what can we learn from each other? Many of us are sympathetic to the statement “Black Lives Matter” and the emotion behind the statement. Believe it or not, beneath ...

Need to care about people, not the deficit

I have been listening to the news recently. They keep talking about the economy and how we are now in a depression. Why is this happening? I understand people don’t want us to increase the deficit but what happened to the deficit when they gave tax breaks to the rich? I understand their ...

Another view on Bergman

EDITOR: On Thursday’s The Daily News editorial page, I was quite concerned with a letter relating to Rep. Jack Bergman’s job performance. Rep. Bergman is not really concerned about the items we, his constituents, worry about. It appears that keeping us informed is of little interest to ...

Fear of virus used for control

Imagine government telling you, in order to protect you from getting a deadly virus, they want to separate people according to age, color, sex or religion and they would need to keep like-kinds in their own fortressed areas to keep others from reaching you. In a greater effort to make sure you ...