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Opinion

Dominion sues Fox News for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. The lawsuit is part of a growing body of legal action filed by the voting company and ...

Benefits of having a family physician recognized this week

Editorials

Chances are you grew up with a family physician who saw you as a toddler, while in grade school, perhaps as a teen or 20-something. He or she might well have been the same doctor your parents went to, or who now treats your children. But family physicians are more scarce these days, as ...

Respecting the people’s vote

Letters to the Editor

It seems to me that a large part of the Republican party is consumed by the belief in a lie about former president Donald Trump’s election outcome. American history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez summed it up this way — “It’s a cause that really works against any perception of the ...

Helping rather than criticizing

Letters to the Editor

A few years ago, a former classmate of mine told me about another classmate that had a couple nervous breakdowns. The person stated that he/she needs to get their “bleep” together. Later that day, it occurred to me that instead of the classmate chastising the person, would not it be a ...

Biden appears open to Senate changes to advance his agenda

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference Thursday left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition "if there's complete lockdown and chaos." Even as ...

Michigan needs better child care, as soon as possible

Editorials

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, child care remains a concern. It has ramifications for Michigan’s economy, child care providers and the working families on which they rely. A recently released report from the Michigan League for Public Policy titled “Child Care Financing Reform: A ...

Moral choices with vaccine

Letters to the Editor

I am so grateful to have been part of the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations in Marquette County! I am sure you think that is because I am over 65 years of age and thus, more vulnerable to this virus. While that is true, and I am also happy to do my part to help our country achieve herd ...

Biden taps VP to lead response to border challenges

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border and work with Central American nations to address root causes of the problem. Biden made the announcement as he and ...

‘Baghdad Bob’ rides again

Columns

When I heard Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas say last Sunday on “Meet the Press” that the southern border “is closed,” it immediately brought to mind claims by Iraq’s former information minister — dubbed “Baghdad Bob” and “Comical Ali” (aka Mohammed Saeed ...

Munising News ending 125-year run in Alger County

Editorials

We note with sadness the apparent end of The Munising News, a weekly which has served Alger County for 125 years. Owners Willie and Nancy Peterson announced the paper and the Alger County Shopper, as well, will be ending their runs this month. Willie Peterson has been in the news business ...

Seeing red on March 24

Columns

March 24, Equal Pay Day, marks the additional days that women across the United States have to work into 2021 to equal the pay earned by men in 2020. For more than 50 years, pay discrimination has been illegal. Despite this, pay discrimination remains prevalent today. Reflecting the gender ...

Backs Florence school millage

Letters to the Editor

I’ll vote “yes” on the school referendum question on the April 6, 2021 ballot. Interestingly, even with a “yes” vote and passage of the referendum, the millage rate for the school’s share of my property taxes will not increase over the next three years! In 2024, the fourth year of ...

A host of states are seeking to loosen controls on guns

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Mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado that left at least 18 people dead since last week are reigniting calls from gun control advocates for tighter restrictions on buying firearms and ammunition. But with Democrats in control of the federal government, gun rights advocates have been persuading ...

Tornado drill set as Michigan marks Severe Weather Week

Editorials

Though some snow still lingers and substantial ice remains on area lakes, signs of warmer times to come already have appeared in the north with several days of temperatures in the 60s. It also means chances will rise in coming weeks for dangerous storms as spring advances. With that in ...

Photos of migrant detention highlight Biden’s border secrecy

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has tried for weeks to keep the public from seeing images like those that emerged Monday showing immigrant children in U.S. custody at the border sleeping on mats under foil blankets, separated in groups by plastic ...

Bill would aid US publishers vs. Big Tech

Columns

A congressional effort to bolster U.S. news organizations in negotiations with Big Tech has supporters hoping that third time's the charm. The bill, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, was introduced in March for the third time since 2018. Its odds of passage may have improved in ...

NMU could lead region, state on carbon neutral plan

Editorials

Northern Michigan University has long been cherished as an institution that affords its students, staff and faculty a wide array of academic and research opportunities in a pristine location that offers a wealth of natural beauty and chances to recreate. However, a changing climate threatens ...

Biden aims to prevent border crossings from swamping agenda

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is scrambling to manage a growing humanitarian and political challenge at the U.S.-Mexico border that threatens to overshadow its ambitious legislative agenda. With the number of migrants surging, administration officials say Biden inherited an ...

AP sources: Iran threatens Fort McNair US Army post, top general

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Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said. They said communications intercepted by the National Security Agency in January showed that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ...

Water needs to keep flowing at cemetery

Editorials

Barb: In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News, it was reported that the Iron Mountain City Council is considering closing the Cemetery Park spigots, because the water lines are old and they leak. Putting a “water station near the entrance” is a poor substitute for the accessible ...