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To the editor: North Korea gets nuclear weapons, U.S. seeks several billion dollars more for military buildup, and Russia claims they have new long-range missiles with increased destructive power. Saudi Arabia is using U. S. weapons to lay waste to Yemen. Israel is slowly settling Palestinian...
To the editor: After a mass shooting in Australia in 1996 a National Firearms Agreement was passed by national and local leaders working together. Since then there have been no mass shootings in Australia. Total gun fatalities have dropped as have suicides with guns. Suicide by other means have...
To the editor: Like many other folks in this county, I was dismayed to find out that the County Commissioners had made the decision to pass a parks and recreation millage without allowing a countywide vote to determine if the millage should pass or not.  For some reason, government agencies seem...
To the editor; When I became a mother in the 1970s and needed to travel by car, I would wrap my infant daughter in her blanket and lay her on the passenger seat. If my husband drove, I held her in my arms. Car seats weren't available for our kids; but what a good idea! Laws that require safety...
To the editor: I was stunned to see on the front page of the Three Rivers Commercial News on February 23, 2018 about how the St. Joseph County Road Commission is not investing road tax money surpluses correctly. Once again our St. Joseph County Commissioner are coming to the rescue with their...
To the editor: Although my Public Comment at the February 6 City Commission meeting was mentioned in the article in your newspaper on February 9, it was incomplete.  My question or concern was “Why aren’t representatives of Park, Fabius, and Lockport Townships that sit on the Board for the Three...
To the editor: Prohibition, the term used to describe the effort to end alcohol abuse, lasted less than 14 years. It ceased because it didn’t work. We now have a system that allows the regulated sale of alcohol, while admitting that alcoholism is a disease. The wars on other drugs such as opium...
To the editor: Christmas day on the Lowdermilk Park Beach. It was one of those days the sun made the water sparkle, as the waves  make their way back and forth — low tide, high tide, with their special melody that can put one to sleep. Parking was difficult to find, however, one spot happened to...
Yang Ja Lee of Three Rivers, age 77, passed away early morning Dec. 28, 2017 due to a heart attack. She was born in Daegu, South Korea to In Ho Park and Wol Sung Kim. Yang graduated from Ewha Woman’s University with a bachelor degree in Political Science. Surviving members of her family include...
I have written about imperiling the fresh water of the great lakes with oil pipelines, and about the top 1 percent of the population in the US making 20 percent of the income. I’ve written about the fact that the continuing use of fossil fuels threatens the world with mass extinction, as well as...

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