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Letter to the editor: An accepting community.

June 14, 2016

Dear Editor, My husband, son and myself are in Florida on vacation as I write this. The morning after we arrived, we awoke to the tragic news of the mass shooting that took place 20 miles from where we are staying. The coverage of the event has been on about every TV channel. Last night they held a vigil with…

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Congressman speaks out against President’s gun control plan.

January 19, 2016
Congressman speaks out against President’s gun control plan.

Letter to the Editor, by Rep. Dan Benishek, Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.  Some of the fondest memories of my youth involve heading out into the woods western Upper Peninsula to hunt with friends and family.  My father had been killed in a mining accident when I was a kid, but I learned to hunt and shoot from people in our community…

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State Rep. Franz reflects on 2015.

December 17, 2015
State Rep. Franz reflects on 2015.

A letter to the editor by State Rep. Ray Franz (Republican-Onekama), 101st House District.  I would like to thank my family, friends and all those living in the 101st House District for their sincere support over the past year. I have been blessed with the opportunity of serving in the Michigan House of Representatives for nearly five years now and…

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Bike-pedestrian path or leaf-yard waste path?

November 6, 2015
Bike-pedestrian path or leaf-yard waste path?

  Letter to the Editor, by LuAnne Winiecke, Ludington.  Again this year property owners along North Lakeshore Drive and on Bryant Road are putting their leaves and yard waste in the bike-pedestrian pathways. First of all, it makes it dangerous for the persons using those paths (for what they were intended for) to have to go out into the traffic lanes…

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Sheriff questions the logic behind presumptive parole.

October 30, 2015
Sheriff questions the logic behind presumptive parole.

Letter to the editor by Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Some facts about those sentenced to prison: Only 10% of those convicted of a felony offense actually are sentenced to prison. 69% are paroled within the first 6 months of their early release date (ERD) 82% are paroled with the first year of their ERD. 23% re-offend within one year…

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