Voters should return ballots early

The Michigan Secretary of State’s mass mailing of Absentee Voter Applications for the August 4 Primary Election, along with the COVID-19 virus, put a very large burden on local township clerks. Your local clerks rose to the challenge and came out with flying colors,...

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Judge Konschuh makes case for re-election

I appreciate all the support from every corner of the county after the developments of last week. I have been asked to answer the question as to why voters voted for me and why they should continue to support and vote for me. In the words of former Michigan Supreme...

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Mail-in ballots safer and easier

Trump opposes mail-in voting because he claims people will gather ballots and vote them all. Bill Barr, our attorney general, says, foreign governments will flood us with thousands of fake ballots. These two guys have voted by mail themselves but Trump is planting...

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Confederate flag’s place today

Thank you, Dave Naeyaert for responding to my guest column about whether racism in our local community requires more thought and response (“Racism statements trouble this reader,” August 12 edition). Mr. Naeyaert states one can’t “read too much into displays of...

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Cischke is appreciative on many fronts

I want to offer my sincere appreciation to my family and volunteers for helping me in my re-election campaign in the August 4 primary. Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions, volunteering your time and support. I will continue to work hard for you as...

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Bizon advocates bipartisan cooperation

Now that the dust has settled from the Aug. 4 primary and the U.S. 10th District Congressional race, I’m catching my breath while strategizing my next steps for the general election slated for Nov. 3. I am very excited and honored to be the Democratic nominee going...

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Racism statements trouble this reader

In regards to Ms. Marcus’ guest column (Racism and a responsibility to the future, August 5), one cannot read too much into displaying a Confederate flag as a deliberate sign that the person supports the Confederacy. Her premise that we as Americans are all born...

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Don’t be “unintentional spreader”

The St. Clair County Health Department follows up on all positive COVID-19 cases/lab results that come into the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). One thing is pretty clear, transmission of this virus can often be tracked from one positive case to another....

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Heroes’ Recognition postponed

I hope you and your family are continuing to do well during this difficult time. As you may recall, the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawasee and Lapeer Counties postponed our June meeting to September. The Club benefits public servants and their families. After careful...

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Almont loses World War II hero

With the passing of Howard Boomer, Almont lost its last homegrown veteran of World War II. Howard landed on the beaches of Normandy, France a couple of days after D-Day. In September 1944, he was wounded and lay on the battlefield for over six hours before medics...

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