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Moose population may be more than stressed in U.P

June 9, 2016 How many residents have seen a moose recently? These majestic animals, because of their size, are hard to miss if you stumble across one when hiking through the wood. more »»

Michigan can lead auto industry 2.0

June 8, 2016 One of the messages coming through loud and clear at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference is how critical it is for Michigan to capitalize on the economic and business opportunities at its feet. more »»

Prince’s OD highlights drug problem

June 7, 2016 Every drug overdose is ugly. The best possible outcome is survival. The worst is death. more »»

Bottle deposit measure deserves fair consideration

June 6, 2016 Although we suspect the people who have to deal with them won’t be enthused, a move underway in the State Legislature to expand the bottle deposit law makes a lot of sense. more »»

Thanks for flags on Lake Shore Drive

June 4, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Wendy Pepin of Escanaba: A big bouquet of thanks goes to Bob and Betty Breclaw and the Escanaba Department of Public Works for once again making certain the America... more »»

Ballast provision will weaken lakes protections

June 3, 2016 A bill that’s making its way through Congress that has a lot of people expressing alarm, has us alarmed. more »»

A summer tradition: Weekend gas gouging

June 2, 2016 Why, we wonder, does the Michigan Public Service Commission regulate companies such as DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Semco but not other energy sources? According to its website, “The mission of... more »»

Ending massive rape kit backlog should be priority

May 31, 2016 A Detroit man recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for a 2008 rape in Southfield that wasn’t fully investigated until evidence was retrieved from Detroit police storage. more »»

Remember our veterans today

May 30, 2016 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Medical staff help out in Escanaba

May 28, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Darci Griebel, Principal of Escanaba High School: Each year doctors, nurses and therapists volunteer their services so that the Escanaba students may receive their... more »»

Schools help Daily Press honor students

May 27, 2016 Every Friday, the Daily Press has the opportunity to showcase some of the best and brightest students in the area. It’s called the Student of the Week page. more »»

Forest products bill should help industry’s future

May 24, 2016 The history of the timber industry in the Upper Peninsula is incredibly rich. While forest products may not be at the height it once was, a bill U.S. Sen. more »»

Use your head on the water

May 23, 2016 Delta County has more coastline than any other county in Michigan. It’s no wonder boaters — both residents and visitors — are a common sight in local waters when the weather turns warm. more »»

Athletic exams a community service

May 21, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Pam Durbin, R.N., Gladstone Area Schools: Please send a special thanks to Dr. more »»

Fight drugs, but spend money wisely

May 20, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Number of chickenpox cases is alarming

May 19, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Be aware of motorcyclists

May 18, 2016 May has arrived, which in the Upper Peninsula usually means it’s finally safe — well probably — to take that motorcycle out of the garage or storage unit, if it hasn’t already been out for the first... more »»

Paper or plastic? Let locals decide

May 17, 2016 Most people understand intuitively that the best government is one closest to the people, but a lot of legislators seem to have forgotten that simple tenet. more »»



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