Opinion

US: Iran should still comply with nuke deal Trump slammed

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history. Iran announced Monday it would break a limit on uranium stockpiles established by a 2015 ...

High court upholds rule that allows federal and state charges

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation. The court’s 7-2 ...

A reminder to properly secure trailers and cargo

Editorials

Getting ready to head out for a day or more of boating, camping or other recreation? Make sure the equipment being hauled gets to the destination without problems that can ruin that outing. As part of the June Law of the Month, the Wisconsin State Patrol reminds motorists to ensure that ...

To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty

Columns

WASHINGTON — “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely ...

Trump calls NY Times report on Russia power grid ‘treason’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a “virtual act of treason” for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia’s power grid. The Times reported on Saturday that the U.S. has bored into ...

Dems step up push on election security after Trump comments

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump’s willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the ...

Good job done by departing IM superintendent

Letters to the Editor

Bouquet - From Bob Furno, Iron Mountain: Thank you, Raph Rittenhouse, for a job well done as Iron Mountain School District superintendent under difficult and trying circumstances for you and your family. To your credit, you have handled the adversity with class with malice towards none. You ...

Safety tips for summer storms

Editorials

Severe weather can strike quickly and create a variety of dangerous situations. With this in mind, Upper Peninsula Power Company offers these safety tips — — Power lines: Always consider a power line to be energized, even if it is on the ground. Do not touch a downed line or try to move ...

Call for WH aide Conway to be fired

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office ...

Advice for graduates

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The greatest gift you can give to society and the human race is to help people realize their potential and how special they are as an individual, no matter their current situation. Every person inside themselves has a positive potential waiting to be awakened. Imagine what kind of ...

‘Deepfakes’ called new election threat, no easy fix

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Deepfake” videos pose a clear and growing threat to America’s national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that’s not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the ...

Recognizing women veterans every day

Editorials

Wednesday was Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan, as declared by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in recognition of the nearly 44,000 living women veterans in the state as well as the many more who served before them. While there’s nothing wrong with setting a day aside for women veterans, the ...

Real X-Men? Making ‘better babies,’ gene-wise

Columns

Soon, some of you will try to make “better babies.” Already, people pay labs to examine embryos so they can pick ones with DNA they like. Some screen for gender or eye color. Some screen out certain diseases. So far, they’ve been limited to selecting genes that exist in the parents. ...

House hearing on reparations for slavery set for next week

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil ...

Whitmer on right course in setting up energy panel

Editorials

We’re not big fans of so-called blue-ribbon committees that, it seems, are very often established by big-wheel politicians seeking to bury a nettlesome problem. These groups often produce findings and reports that few people read and even fewer care about — all at taxpayers’ ...

Caspian’s cast of characters

Columns

It is the intent of this article to spur thoughts, reflections, and conversations with your friends, and at family gatherings, class reunions, et cetera, which may occur this summer. Many of us were raised in little hamlets, villages, towns, and small localities. Growing up in those areas, we ...

Confusion as Trump’s July 4 plans remain a mystery

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what’s going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump’s plans to reshape the nation’s premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered ...

Insurance overhaul will help consumers

Editorials

Many drivers are cheering action in Lansing that — beginning in about a year — will allow Michigan residents to reduce their automobile insurance costs. The legislation is a solid step toward reducing Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums. Critics of the measure mourn ...

Democrats press to retain longtime abortion funding ban

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party’s presidential candidates to abandon it, arguing that attempts to undo the longstanding consensus will fail and won’t be worth scuttling a ...

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration, despite deep opposition from key Senate Republicans. Ken Cuccinelli will oversee U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...