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Opinion

Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

Columns

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a “rat and rodent infested mess.” Trump spoke Thursday to House Republicans attending ...

Poll: Majority disapprove of Trump’s climate change views

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. While the administration has rolled ...

Foundation sets savings fund for kindergartners

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: When I read a story this week that the Boston school system was providing $50 savings accounts for every kindergartner in that city, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. Through the newly-established Future Fund at the M&M Area Community Foundation, every kindergartner in ...

VA Medical Center recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

Editorials

In Suicide Prevention Month, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is bringing awareness to the #BeThere campaign by encouraging community leaders, colleagues and veterans’ families and friends to help prevent suicide by showing support for those who may be going through a difficult ...

Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet exchange

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world’s front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized ...

Remembering 9/11 on the 18th anniversary

Editorials

Very few students graduating from high school this year were alive when nearly 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Even many college graduates have few, if any, memories of the day. Many of those who will vote next year do not recall the ...

US commemorates 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

Columns

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows today to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began today with a moment of silence and ...

Guest column — On that day …

Columns

This poem is dedicated to all who lost their lives and were wounded on 9/11/2001, including the first responders, families, our armed forces, and for all others affected by the tragedy of that day. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. On that day, families awoke and made ...

Eagle Mine life extension good news for area

Editorials

It’s been said that unexpected good news is always the best kind. After what surfaced late last week about the Eagle Mine, we’d tend to agree. Eagle officials announced that the life of the mine, which is an underground, high-grade nickel and copper mine located in Michigamme Township in ...

Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas

Columns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels. Progressive candidates ...

Trump hosts rally to push for GOP candidate in NC election

Columns

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election, President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power ...

MSP’s IM Post looking for ‘angels’

Editorials

Are you willing to serve as an angel in the community for those looking to break away from the demons of addiction? The Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post seeks volunteers to assist with the Angel Program, which allows individuals struggling with addiction to walk into any post and ask ...

NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump’s statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. They say NOAA’s action ...

Ex-SC Gov. Sanford joins long shots against Trump

Columns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency. “I am ...

Moving beyond Mueller, Dems focus on Trump’s properties

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting their Trump nets beyond the special counsel’s Russia report, House Democrats are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president’s hotels and properties. They’re seeing violations of the U.S. Constitution that some think could ...

Predators thank area businesses for snack support

Editorials

Bouquet From Denise Lind-Bruemmer, Niagara, Wis., Northern Elite parent council member: The Northern Elite Predators Football Team recently ran its second-annual Snack Drive. The team consists of a co-op of three schools, Niagara, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Goodman-Armstrong Creek. They meet ...

Move to fire top state Civil Rights official merited

Editorials

We support the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Commission’s move last week when the panel sent the agency’s director packing. The commission voted 5-2 Tuesday night to fire Agustin Arbulu, following a controversy regarding remarks he had made that many found sexist and ...

Trump Mideast envoy to leave job before peace plan released

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of the Trump administration’s delayed Mideast peace plan is leaving the White House in the face of widespread skepticism about the viability of the as-yet unseen proposal and questions about whether the vision for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian ...

False claims blur line between mass shootings, 2020 politics

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that may be automated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. “The Odessa Shooter’s name is ...

UAW’s Jones should stand aside

Editorials

Labor Day weekend arrives with the United Auto Workers facing one of the darkest periods in its history, engulfed in an ever-growing scandal that now touches the very top ranks of the union’s leadership. Federal agents investigating corruption within the U.S. auto industry carried out raids ...