E15 fuel benefits consumers and climate

This summer, farmers in the Midwest received some bad news when a federal court granted a win to Big Oil refiners who sued to block an EPA rule allowing summer sales of E15 biofuel blends. By discontinuing the year-round sale of higher ethanol blends like E15, the...

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My body, my choice for vaccines too

Nine months into Biden’s presidency and we have seen: a debacle surrounding the Afghanistan withdrawal, chaos at our southern border, confusion about the COVID vaccine and booster shots, inflation rate in excess of 5% and our foreign policy in total disarray as our...

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Linked Hearts offers holiday assistance

The holidays are approaching, and we want to be sure the community is aware of a program offered by Linked Hearts Emergency Food Pantry and Holiday Depot of Lapeer County. The purpose of this program is to offer local families Christmas gifts and/or food assistance...

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Wildlife crossings in bipartisan bill

As I drive across our state, I can’t help but notice all the dead wildlife lying on the side of the road. It’s common to see deer, raccoons, and rabbits. Michigan ranks 5th in the nation for most wildlife-vehicle collisions. As we continue to develop communities and...

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Supporters of mental health rights

Every month, St. Clair County Community Mental Health (SCCCMH) recognizes individuals and/or teams for their extraordinary contributions to the Rights Protection System, which protects the human rights of individuals with a mental illness. Individuals and teams are...

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Sacrifices don’t apply to the elite

In a previous letter to the editor, I pointed out that just eight countries are operating a total of 3,534 coal fired power plants with plans to construct 1,883 additional plants while the United States has only 15 with no additional forecast. A letter appeared the...

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Need people who will truly lead

What in heaven’s name is going on? Where are competent and qualified leaders to lead this nation? Do those who are in charge of the federal, state and local governments believe the citizenry are blind and stupid? We can see the mess our country is in. The withdrawal...

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Park concert organizers thankful

The Almont Community Park Board members were elated to present seven concerts, all with great weather, that brought many talented musicians to our community for the Music in the Park 2021 series. It was especially nice to present a concert series this year after not...

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Candidate’s slogan is ‘People Over Politics’

During the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses across the state of Michigan have been ravaged by crippling restrictions, forced closures and limited capacities in their stores; but this isn’t the only pandemic plaguing our small businesses. Over the years, politicians...

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Crisis of constant help wanted signs

As the days of summer will soon be gone and turn into fall, so it is the hope of many millions of people that the constant push and fears to vaccinate or not vaccinate be left alone to each individual and be dropped. Since Trump has lost the main criticism of the...

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