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Opinion

Freeman facility appreciates masks from Bijou Lovely

Editorials

Bouquet From Kat Kerley, director of social services, Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kingsford: A big thank you to Bijou Lovely for donating masks to us as part of their 1 Million Masks Project. They are very much appreciated. We would also like to thank Emily Fairchild for nominating ...

Joe Biden’s next big decision: Choosing a VP running mate

Columns

Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who ...

Celebrating Easter safely in a time of coronavirus

Editorials

This definitely will be one of the most unique Easter observances in recent memory, shaped by the need for social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Many area churches are hosting Good Friday and Easter Sunday services to empty seats, livestreaming the ceremonies online for ...

Democrats renew vote-by-mail push as virus upends elections

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want to bolster mail-in voting and take other steps to make balloting easier this November, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday, as congressional leaders staked out ground for their next major attempt to revive the economy and battle the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Consider using stimulus money to help others

Letters to the Editor

Millions of Americans will receive a bank deposit or check from the federal government to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them will desperately need the help, because they have lost their jobs, or their small businesses have closed, or they face uncovered medical bills, or for ...

Those with second homes in the north asked to stay away

Editorials

Another three counties in the northwoods have requested that those from points south who own second homes or cabins here resist the temptation to retreat here to avoid coronavirus. Dickinson-Iron District Health Department officials said Wednesday they’ve already seen an influx of people ...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely Dem nominee

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders initially ...

Wisconsin’s election puts focus on state’s Supreme Court

Columns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held despite a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic. An ...

Area grocery stores being responsible during pandemic

Editorials

Just about everybody has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes essential industries such as grocery stores. That’s understandable; people need food. Not everyone has a backup freezer where they can store weeks’ or even months’ worth of food. Some local gardeners grow ...

Acting Navy boss resigns after remarks over fired ship captain

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, bringing to a climax an extraordinary drama that he advanced by delivering a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. In announcing the ...

Still ways to mark Easter at home

Letters to the Editor

With no Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services at the majority of local churches, Christians can still worship in their own way. Family can still enjoy the traditional Easter dinner, egg hunt, baskets, candy and outdoor activities, weather permitting. Radio and television will ...

We’ll work through this together, even while staying apart

Editorials

Saying that these are difficult and challenging times for all of us is an understatement. As we face the days and weeks of uncertainty ahead, the staff of The Daily News wants you to know we will be there to keep you informed and support our community. We at The Daily News are devoting the ...

Save the media!

Columns

I confess to a certain self-interest in today’s column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be ...

The silver lining in this situation

Letters to the Editor

I have become so dismayed by all the negative news about the coronavirus that I thought it was high time to give us a little positive reinforcement. Maybe I’m one of the few who sees this pandemic as a warning from God to “get back to basics” — live the Golden Rule and love him. We have ...

Be aware of alcohol consumption while confined at home

Editorials

While these are times that could drive a person to drink, experts advise to resist the urge. As Michiganders hunker down with stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission counsels moderation in drinking as it recognizes April as Alcohol ...

Coming weeks could dictate future of Trump’s presidency

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape his reelection prospects, ...

Ending school year difficult but right choice for Whitmer

Editorials

It’s a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday issued Executive Order 2020-35, which dictates all K-12 school buildings be closed for the remainder of the school year, unless restrictions are lifted, which seems unlikely considering the ongoing ...

Supreme Court postpones April arguments

Columns

The Supreme Court announced Friday it is postponing arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus, but the court didn’t rule out hearing some arguments within months. The announcement means a total of 20 arguments scheduled for March and April, including fights over subpoenas ...

Officials warn about COVID-19 scams

Editorials

We’ll use the words of Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, Canada, speaking on scams and price gouging connected to the COVID-19 outbreak: “To those who are trying to exploit seniors and others during this time of a public health emergency, there must be a special place in hell for ...

Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

Columns

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them more time to rally ...