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Opinion

Stop politicizing virus response

Letters to the Editor

If our president would have listened to the scientists and acted to fight COVID-19 sooner, instead of calling it a hoax, maybe our governor would not have to be doing the things she is doing and our state representative could give his pen a rest and quit making this political. I side with the ...

Need to unite for common cause

Letters to the Editor

I am a concerned citizen of the state of Michigan. On the TV, they say we are at war with this virus. Our leaders say the same. So why are we not uniting in this common cause? States are left to fend for themselves — that’s how it looks to me. The governor needs to unite us in this cause. ...

Analysis: With new virus plan, Trump passes buck to states

Columns

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s guidelines for states to reopen their economies had the hallmarks of a permission structure. But what he really created was a blame structure. On Friday, he emphatically embraced protesters who defied the orders of their states’ governors to ...

Good meal at senior center in Norway

Editorials

Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: The Norway Senior Center offers a warm takeout noon meal at a fair price and prompt delivery to your vehicle. Call ahead at 906-563-8716 for reservations. All are welcome. The caring staff and volunteers hope this will be a helpful option at this ...

Please, give blood, even in time of ‘social distancing’

Editorials

It might be hard to imagine, coronavirus dominating news coverage as it is, but COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, is not the only medical emergency our hospitals are dealing with right now. And some of those emergencies require blood. The virus is not known to spread through blood ...

Wear mask for others’ sake, if not for yourself

Letters to the Editor

Today I was at the grocery store and could not help but notice that the majority of store patrons were not wearing masks. One couple actually said to me that I was part of a “Democratic conspiracy” pushing a scare campaign about this COVID-19 nonsense! I am a person with a chronic illness ...

EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday gutted an Obama-era rule that compelled the country's coal plants to cut back emissions of mercury and other human health hazards, a move designed to limit future regulation of air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power ...

Trump, aides float an outlier theory on origins of coronavirus

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and some of his officials are flirting with an outlier theory that the new coronavirus was set loose on the world by a Chinese lab that let it escape. Without the weight of evidence, they’re trying to blame China for sickness and death from COVID-19 ...

Beware claims that animal medications work against virus

Editorials

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are warning the public against the promotion or use of the drug ivermectin in the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. Ivermectin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Powerful GOP allies propel Trump effort to reopen economy

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans say the coronavirus shutdown cannot go on. Car-honking activists swarmed a statehouse Wednesday to protest stay-home restrictions. Capitol Hill staff are quietly drafting bills to undo the just-passed rescue aid and push Americans back to work. Behind ...

LaFave criticism of stay-home order off base

Letters to the Editor

COVID-19 is non-partisan. Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, “Bernie Bros,” Trumpists, and socialists are all the same to the coronavirus. However, in the 108th District, represented by none other than Beau “What, me worry?” LaFave, there is a cautionary tale to be told. ...

Idling of Tilden Mine during virus outbreak no surprise

Editorials

Even casual observers of the business scene could see the decision made by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Monday afternoon to idle the Tilden Mine in National Mine coming from a mile away. The company, in an announcement sent to local and business media, blamed problems caused by the COVID-19 outbreak ...

Start focusing on safety, not which jobs are ‘essential’

Columns

Right now, Michigan residents can purchase marijuana products curbside from a dispensary, but they can’t purchase plants and gardening supplies curbside from a local greenhouse. People can line up at the party store to purchase liquor and lottery tickets, but they can’t buy paint or ...

A need to elect good managers

Letters to the Editor

As you may or may not know, I am not young — 75 last November — and I am a disabled Vietnam War veteran. The most critical aspect of that right now is a lung impairment as a result of a cancer that was due to dioxin exposure. So it follows that I have a legitimate fear of the COVID-19 ...

In nod to governors, Trump walks back total authority claim

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's open to some states "reopening" before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month, as he appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority to decide when the time was right to act. Hours after suggesting that the ...

A month to focus on preventing child abuse

Editorials

While it seems all worries this year are overshadowed for now by coronavirus, April remains National Child Abuse Prevention Month. And there is a COVID-19-related concern — that the stay-at-home orders in place in many states and communities may trigger more abuse, as families are forced to ...

Michigan’s greatest strength not being used to combat COVID-19

Columns

The greatest strength our nation has is its diversity. Diversity of ideas, culture, religion, political ideology, heritage, age and population density has led to technological innovations and economic upward mobility that never happens in hegemonic regimes. Radical ideas sometimes work and ...

Sanders backs Biden as ex-rivals join forces to beat Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential campaign Monday, encouraging his progressive supporters to rally behind the presumptive Democratic nominee in an urgent bid to defeat President Donald Trump. “I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m ...

The Daily News says goodbye to Burt

Editorials

Where do I even begin? It was more than 32 years ago when I first walked into the newsroom unaware how important those faces would become in my life. We became a family. Angeli was like an older brother. He was the kind of brother you admired for so many reasons and the one that loved getting ...

Three Angeli siblings remember their oldest brother

Columns

This originally was posted on Burt Angeli’s Facebook page by his brother, Jamie Angeli — I want to say a few words about a brother who has been nothing but a role model to me and an example of how one should lead their life and how you should treat others. There were milestones in my life ...