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Letters to the Editor

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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Fix the roads! Because $4 billion a year isn’t enough.

October 28, 2015
Fix the roads! Because $4 billion a year isn’t enough.

Letter to the editor by State Representative Ray Franz (R-Onekema), Michigan House of Representatives 101st District. Fix the roads!  That has been the mantra for the last couple of years, but in reality, it is been repeated for decades.  As they say, “you might be from Michigan if you have only two seasons: Winter and Construction.” It is the nature of…

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