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Opinion

Move forward safely with Line 5 tunnel

Editorials

Years of discussion, argument and litigation about how to deal with the aging Line 5 pipes under the Straits of Mackinac have left everyone involved with a bad taste in their mouths. Michigan lawmakers during a December 2018 lame duck session approved an agreement with pipeline operator ...

Contact the NRC to support deer hunting changes in UP

Columns

Upper Peninsula deer hunters can improve their chances of success this fall and return U.P. deer harvest regulations to the same as the rest of the state by taking the time to send a letter or email to the state Natural Resources Commission or call commissioners before their July 16 meeting. ...

Time to unite against violence

Letters to the Editor

I can’t stay silent any longer. Our country appears to be self-destructing before my eyes. This no longer is a Republican vs. Democrat fight. We are now in the midst of watching our history, good and bad, being eradicated from our great land. America is on the verge of becoming a lawless ...

While celebrating, avoid letting that balloon fly free

Editorials

A colorful balloon might seem like an innocent, child-like way to celebrate an accomplishment or special day. Letting a balloon soar into the sky seems to encompass our own longings to take off and see what adventures the winds might carry us to — think “The Wizard of Oz” or the ...

With student gathering, Trump gets a more boisterous crowd

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — It wasn’t quite one of his signature big-stadium rallies. But President Donald Trump drew something closer to the jam-packed audience of political supporters he’s been craving as hundreds of young conservatives filled a Phoenix megachurch Tuesday to hear his call for ...

Trump: ‘Learn from history’ rather than remove statues

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America grapples with racism in its past, President Donald Trump lined up squarely Tuesday with those who argue that the pendulum has swung too far in favor of removing statues and other symbols of that flawed history, saying mistakes will be repeated if not learned from ...

AAUW opposes effort to weaken Title IX protections

Editorials

In May 2020, the Department of Education issued a long-anticipated but extremely harmful rule designed to substantially weaken Title IX, rolling back important protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Title IX is a landmark civil rights law that was enacted in ...

Poll shows nearly all in US back criminal justice reform

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want clear standards on when police officers may use force and consequences for officers who do so excessively, according to a new poll that finds nearly all Americans favor at least some level of change to the nation’s criminal justice ...

Does a COVID-19 ‘support bubble’ work?

Columns

Is it safe to form a COVID-19 “support bubble” with friends? Yes, if done correctly. Support bubbles, also known as quarantine pods, may help fend off loneliness and anxiety after months of social distancing. The idea, which originated in New Zealand, calls for two people or households ...

Chocolay Raptor Center deserving of community support

Editorials

Many nonprofits, institutions and other organizations have experienced a loss in income or funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And the nonprofit Chocolay Raptor Center in Harvey, which focuses on rehabilitating raptors and educating the public about them, was no exception. The center lost ...

Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests roil nation

Columns

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely ...

Respect police for the work they do

Letters to the Editor

The police deserve respect unless they use the laws to frame, injure or kill the innocent or helpless. We should be thankful for their commitment in the face of many dangers that could take their lives in a flash. We should pray for their safety. They are the front line against anarchy. They ...

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump’s rally?

Columns

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Did teens, TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music troll the president of the United States? For more than a week before Donald Trump's first campaign rally in three months on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, these tech-savvy groups opposing the president mobilized to ...

At Tulsa rally, Trump returns to regular themes

Columns

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used his his comeback rally to try to define the upcoming election as a choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism, but his intended show of political force during the pandemic drew thousands short of a full house and was partly ...

‘Why not a Black woman?’ Consensus grows around Biden’s VP

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is facing growing calls to select a Black woman as his running mate as an acknowledgement of their critical role in the Democratic Party and a response to the nationwide protests against racism and inequality. The shifting dynamics were clear late Thursday ...

County should keep Crystal Lake senior center

Editorials

Barb From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: The Crystal Lake Senior Center up for sale? No reason the county cannot support a senior center. In its 40-year history, the only major repair is the sewer backup project. The center should be one of the county’s top priorities, not just for the ...

BBB: Be cautious when hiring a lawn care contractor

Editorials

Looking for that lush, well-manicured lawn? That can be a challenge. A more cultivated yard can include extended periods of extreme weather, bugs, pests and heavy foot traffic. But for those who want to maintain that tended turf, the Better Business Bureau advises being careful about those ...

AP Explains: What does high court’s DACA ruling mean?

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the country as children and allows them to work. The court on Thursday ruled President Donald Trump didn't properly end the program, which then-President Barack Obama created in 2012. ...

A good letter is better if signed

Letters to the Editor

I am responding to the person who wrote a letter in the open forum that was published in the June 6 edition of The Daily News. Your letter about the peaceful protest held in Iron Mountain was well-written and I thank you for writing it, but it would have meant so much more if you had signed ...

Klobuchar urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as VP

Columns

CHICAGO (AP) — Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead. The white Minnesota senator, who had seen her prospects fall as racial tensions swept the nation, said Thursday that she called the ...