Help those in need, revise HB 5705

Rep. Jeff Yaroch, a Republican from Richmond, introduced Michigan House Bill 5705 that would cut property taxes imposed on a cottage or second home that an owner has been barred from visiting due to travel restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Specifically,...

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4-H honors members and volunteers

Due to having to cancel Lapeer County 4-H Spring Awards Ceremony in March due to the pandemic, we were not able to honor the 4-H members, volunteers and clubs who earned recognition for their accomplishments throughout the year, as well as newly appointed positions...

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The least you could do is give a tip

I am the parent of a high school senior with a part time job delivering take out food from a local restaurant. Like the rest of the kids his age, he is missing sports, prom, graduation and most of all his friends. When he asked if he could continue working we were...

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Some who feel society’s rules don’t apply to them

I was surprised at the number of vehicles in the caravan that descended on our state capital last week to protest our governor’s actions to control the coronavirus in Michigan. It appears the “Me First” generation was out in force. I believe these are some of the...

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This virus is a temporary setback

Two weeks ago, when I read Carolyn Medland’s letter (“My hands are raw from washing,” April 1), I was irritated. Seriously, how is the virus’s spread Trump’s fault? After reading letters from John Lengemann and Bruce David in response to her letter in last week’s...

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Work with governor and science

Dear Republican legislators of Michigan, apparently, it was important to you to recently rush to Lansing to put a check on the governor’s “power grab” because she shouldn’t have the right to exercise emergency powers until the end of June, due to COVID-19. While you...

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Trump gets praise as strong leader

In her April 1 letter to the editor, ‘My hands are raw from washing,’ Carolyn Medland, expressed many falsehoods about Trump in her letter, in my opinion. Trump has received praise from many experts for his leadership during this health challenge, including his fast...

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Pull together despite differences

The coronavirus seems to have brought out the best in most people and the worst in others. On the national scene we see stories every day of health professionals doing their very best to analyze the situation and prescribe behavior the citizens should engage in as...

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Pandemic impacts Imlay Chamber

The Board of Directors of the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce met virtually on Monday night and, with great regret, decided we needed to temporarily lay off our Executive Director, Shannon Hamel. With almost all of our local businesses being closed due to the...

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Distancing is a form of philanthropy

This unique period of time is making me deeply appreciate the true meaning of philanthropy—love of humankind. It is odd to think of social distancing as a form of philanthropy, but it is indeed the best way we can all express our caring for others. It is heartening to...

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