Opinions

To the editor: We support Carol Higgins for Representative in Michigan’s 59th District, for the following reasons: Her strong stand on public education: adequate funding; restoring the School Aid Fund to be used for only K-12 AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED; paying educators a living wage and not...
To the editor: Erin Harrington is an ideal candidate for the Three Rivers Schools Board of Education. Her outlook for our schools aligns well with the district’s vision of “providing an engaging, dynamic, and inspiring educational environment” without any personal agenda. Most people do not know...
To the editor: I had the pleasure of serving on the Constantine Village Council for several years with Gary Mathers. He was then and has always maintained a professional manner as he represented the village. He always had the best interest of the village in mind and I have no doubt that he would...
To the editor: People often ask me what I am most proud of in my eight years as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor; and I always tell them the same answer, hiring Erin Harrington. In early 2009, I had a number of applicants that I interviewed and knew within a few minutes Erin was the perfect person...
To the editor: Fred Upton has been in the House of Representatives for 30 years. He’s the definition of a career politician. If you look at Fred’s voting record, there’s not a lot to show for it. He’s sponsored only six bills that have been signed into law. Six. That’s one every five years. The...
To the editor: Carol Higgins gets my vote. Carol Higgins supports promoting a living wage, restoring our infrastructure, reforming criminal justice, increasing public education funding, protecting our water and enhancing food security. Carol brings experience in being a small business owner, as an...
To the editor: It is my pleasure to endorse Gary Mathers for the position of Village President for Constantine. I was a former Village Trustee for 15 1/2 years and worked with him for many years before my wife and I moved to Peyton, Colo. I found that Gary was a very humble person, thought through...
To the editor: There are many positions on policy where the candidates for the Michigan 59th State House of Representatives, Carol Higgins and Aaron Miller, disagree. Carol Higgins agrees with the research-based, bi-partisan approved package of bills for reform of our juvenile justice sentencing...
To the editor: The form of government our Founders gave us was a Constitutional Republic. It’s not a democracy, oligarchy or dictatorship. The foundation of the United States Constitution is the Declaration of Independence. This document clearly says that we are “endowed by our Creator with...
To the editor: Greetings from Naples, Fla. Arrived here Oct. 1. A long ride and bones of the body said ‘hello’ to let me know they are there. Our bodies are so unique, and tell us what needs to be paid attention to. Upon our arrival to Naples, the sky displayed a brilliant rainbow that seemed to...

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