Do they need a drug to enjoy life?

Since voters, in overwhelming numbers, voted to approve the ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana you have to ask yourself, why do so many people need a drug to recreate? Are their lifestyles so bland they need a drug to enjoy life? I grew up in the ’50s...

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Planning and acting to protect Earth

With 2020 marking the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the encyclical on ecology, Pope Francis has called for a celebration of creation, calling it a “Jubilee for the Earth.” This celebration is a great time to reflect upon how we are caring for our common home and...

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Nonpartisan voter guide available

Lapeer and St. Clair county voters looking for information on federal and state candidates can now pick up a copy of the nonpartisan Voter Guide published by the League of Women Voters. Primarily the guides can be found at libraries, senior housing, and municipal...

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Country facing blow to democracy

This is a time of mourning and worry. Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a diminutive woman who became a legal giant, has left the Supreme Court. Many people have been welcomed to a more democratic space by her fights for their rights. Now, we are likely looking at the undoing of...

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Values still matter

Am I a conservative? I grew up in Lapeer County. One year my father was hit by a semi leaving the old Midway Market. It was so bad we didn’t know if he would survive or even walk again. The UAW at the time didn’t have a contract to pay for long range care. We needed a...

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Spray is concerning

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail of Lapeer County do not support the aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Michigan for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The Material Safety Data Sheet for the product that was sprayed in Lapeer County in 2019, Merus...

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Mental health rally

Behavioral health services may be more important than ever during this time of a pandemic and national social upheaval. Michigan residents are at a greater risk of anxiety, depression and mental health challenges as a result of those events and the normal stress of...

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Return on investment

Betsy Prince. The name is fitting, because she had all the privileges of the very rich. She then married Dick DeVos of Amway, thus multiplying her wealth. Dick and Betsy, not content to just be fabulously rich, wanted to spread their views of life by being politically...

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Making up truth for agenda

Probably bias of some sort has existed since the beginning of time, and will be exceedingly difficult to end. As long as human nature desires to lord over another person, society will seek to have a social status system. Somehow this has manifested into serious social...

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Local historian needs info

As I approach the completion of the book for Homecoming, “Remembrances of Almont 2020,” I need help finding some information and photographs. First, I cannot find the name of the Homecoming Queen for the 1965 parade. Not the high school homecoming queen but the Queen...

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