Legislature pursues legal action

We are currently facing a health crisis that is causing a severe strain on families across the state. Critical front-line workers are under a great deal of stress as they continue to serve their communities and risk their health and that of their families. Small...

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Helps by making caps for McLaren

I wanted to say “thank you” for an article you printed a while ago. It was about McLaren looking for sewers to make masks. I called the number listed and left a message that I was more than willing to help. I didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks so I assumed...

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Chief thanks generous community

During recent months, our community, our state, our country, as well as the entire planet, have experienced an unprecedented battle with an unseen enemy by the name of COVID-19. During these challenging times, we have been required to take extreme measures that have...

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Weapons of choice are fear, hate

Last week demonstrators came to Lansing carrying Trump flags and automatic weapons into the Capitol. Is this combative behavior good for our country? I believe President Trump stokes this behavior. His weapons of choice are fear and hate—you verses us. You may be...

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You can have virus, still feel fine

On Wednesday, April 29, I went to get the COVID-19 antibody test done. It came back positive and I still have the virus in me, so I am a carrier of it. My husband was also tested. He had the virus, but it’s not active in him. I was sick in early March and couldn’t get...

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Check facts and make up your mind

Currently we are in a lockdown because of the coronavirus. In my opinion the restrictions are, for the most part, criminal. Why are people in counties with few infections on a total lockdown? As of April 18, forty-one percent of counties in Michigan have less than 10...

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Personal liberty vs health of masses

I see in recent issues of the paper harsh criticism of those protesting Gov. Whitmer’s stay at home orders, limits of personal freedom, and business shutdowns affecting citizen’s livelihoods. Those government decrees were supposedly done in the interests of personal...

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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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