Michael Smith

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If the tariff is good for U.S. paper industry why is the U.S. paper industry overwhelmingly against it?
To wit:
We are printers, publishers, paper suppliers and distributors that represent mostly small businesses in local communities that employ more than 600,000 workers in the Unit…

Michael Smith commented on Paper tariff: pay me now or pay me later

"If you’re talking about newsprint into Galveston...0% of your newsprint is from Canada. It’s all from the Southeastern US — either MS or GA.

If you receive any hi-brite grades (we do - LW) from Resolute...that’s all from Canada.

As far as US publishers go...approximately …

Michael Smith commented on Paper tariff: pay me now or pay me later

100 percent of the newsprint we use comes from the US sources. We used small amounts of high-bright paper from Canada because that the only source. The issue with the tariff isn't about wanting to buy Canadian paper. It's about not wanting the price of domestic paper inflated. Here's a quest…

Here are the most recent editorials on the subject:

http://www.galvnews.com/opinion/editorials/article_02a5748e-7a86-54a9-b91d-dafe47060a8e.html

http://www.galvnews.com/opinion/editorials/article_485ff21c-254c-55a8-9e68-5ed9c4e787a5.html

Our editorials speak pretty well for…

Thanks for your comment. The article as initially written did overstate the role of anhydrous ammonia in the West explosion. It should have reported that several credible sources believe anhydrous ammonia contributed to the explosion, along with ammonium nitrate. It has been edited to reflec…

Michael Smith commented on Police: Dead woman carried legitimate IDs

Our reporters don't have the power to compel the police to answer questions. We ask, they answer or they don't, which is the case here. We've asked how possession of multiple IDs can be legitimate and the police have declined to say exactly how that can be. We think, but don't know, that thi…

Because Commissioner Holmes didn't respond to the same request for comment to which the other four did respond. The story should have made that clear.

Michael Smith commented on Postal Service going AWOL was inexcusable

Since you asked:
The Daily News has been delivered everywhere it could be delivered every day of this event. That delivery area has expanded every day and we’ve attempted to deliver back issues to subscribers that we couldn’t reach.
We also have delivered bundles of papers to evacuat…

Michael Smith commented on Anywhere but Austin, this would be fraud

I wasn't insinuating anything; not on purpose anyway. I was trying to state what I had to say plainly. Politicians have been doing similar things since there have been politicians. A lot longer than the 1950s. I didn't write about that because I wasn't writing a history column. I was writing…

I think you found unclarity in the sentence because you were looking for it. But I'll be glad to clarify it for you as best I can. Yes, the market-rate units are occupied by people paying market-rate rent, according to sources MBS and GHA.