Opinion

Thanks to all who helped make parade a success

Editorials

Bouquet From Jayna Huotari, Iron Mountain, chairwoman of the 2019 Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July parade: The Promotions Committee of the Menominee Range Historical Foundation extends appreciation to all of those involved in helping make the Iron Mountain–Kingsford Fourth of July ...

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House Democratic women who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to ...

Pioneering falcons could find new homes in UP

Editorials

Peregrine falcons, known for being high-speed hunters able to fly as fast as 200 mph, are more common than in the past. The bird had been removed from the federal endangered species list but remains an endangered species in Michigan. DDT and other environmental contaminants were the culprits ...

Trump ends bid to have citizenship question on 2020 census

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is arguing he didn't retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. "Not only didn't I back down, I backed up because anybody else would have ...

Trump hails conservatives for bypassing ‘fake news’

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a ...

Trump unloads on Ryan on book comments

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, calling him a "baby" and a "terrible speaker," who didn't know what he was doing. Trump unleashed his criticism on one of Wisconsin's favorite sons just before leaving to go to the state ...

This fair season, take care around pigs

Editorials

A pig in a pen might not seem a dangerous animal, but there’s still reason for caution when encountering swine during the upcoming fair season. Experts at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services advise that people be aware of the potential risk at these events for swine to ...

Acosta displayed cowardice before justice — and needs to step down

Columns

WASHINGTON — It helps to know people in high places, especially if you’re a sex offender and your name is Jeffrey Epstein. Some might say that Epstein, the multimillionaire financier, reached the summits of wealth and self-indulgence by his own volition. He is undeniably intelligent, a ...

In a divided Washington, British ambassador served as a bridge

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — In America’s deeply divided capital city, British Ambassador Kim Darroch was often the bridge. He had a direct line to President Donald Trump’s top aides, as well as their predecessors from the Obama administration — and both often found themselves mingling at the ...

Ways to avoid getting sick while enjoying summer

Editorials

As Michigan residents enjoy camping, swimming and eating fresh, home-grown food this summer, health officials are reminding everyone to reduce their risk of exposure to bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department is kicking off a month-long ...

Amash not a ‘total loser’

Columns

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vermont — Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican Party and will now represent Michigan’s third congressional district as an Independent. In a Washington Post op-ed, he wrote: “I’ve become disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it. The ...

Trump vs. Big Tech: Social media summit snubs tech giants

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a “summit” on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It’s a sharp contrast to earlier days in Trump’s ...

Be wise when using fire in the outdoors

Editorials

Summer is at its midpoint in Michigan, with people planning campfires, cookouts, fireworks and all kinds of other outdoor activities. While many parts of the state have gotten enough rain to reduce the risk of wildfires, it’s important to put safety first when enjoying the outdoors. Check ...

Trump raises eyebrows in touting environment record

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared himself a champion of the environment Monday, working to boost his standing on climate change and pollution issues in advance of the 2020 election despite having launched some of the most sweeping rollbacks in air, water and other protections ...

US government faces default in September

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower than expected tax revenues now mean there is a "significant risk" that the federal government will run out of borrowing authority in the early part of September, according to a new analysis by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank and advocacy ...

Powell says bank stress tests need to keep evolving

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Fed's annual stress tests of the nation's largest banks will need to evolve to keep pace with a changing financial system. Powell called the tests, which determine whether a bank could survive a severe economic ...

State legislature must fix ‘dark store’ problem

Editorials

Is “your fair share,” particularly when it pertains to taxes, a subjective phrase? It’s a question we ask as yet another financial challenge bares its head in Marquette Township. Michigan-based retail giant Meijer Inc., which became a part of the community here in spring 2018, is ...

DHS official defends conditions at Border Patrol stations in Texas

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a trademark issue for his ...

Hear the other cries for help

Letters to the Editor

Why are so many Americans outraged about the illegal immigration on the Mexican border? Why are they so concerned about saving the children and the effect it will have on the United States? Is it because we see all of them on TV, and it is heartbreaking? But wait. We have an even more ...

Thanks to those who helped with Memorial Day

Editorials

Bouquet From Denise Formolo, veteran service officer, Dickinson County Office of Veterans Affairs, Iron Mountain: The Dickinson County Office of Veterans Affairs Office would like to give a special “thank you” to everyone who helped to make the Memorial Day program a success. We ...