Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The anti-vaxers have been busy demonstrating around the country. One person was observed carrying a placard that read: “My body, My choice, Includes vaccines too.” That person should be thankful that parents, without giving a choice to their children, have them vaccinated ...

Wind turbines and wood ticks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Alright, I’ll do it. As a kid I could never resist throwing a rock at a hornets nest, and I’m still that kid at heart. So here goes, I’m gonna put in a good word for the much-maligned wind farm. I know that’s like defending wood ticks or biting flies, but when I see ...

With FDA approval, state urges residents get COVID vaccine


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is renewing its call to Michiganders to get vaccinated as soon as possible after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gained approval from Food and Drug Administration and a unanimous recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Time for optimism

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While news of another flood, hurricane or wildfire is depressing, it is time to be optimistic and respond with action. Nations are acting. The EU and China are crafting legislation to reduce carbon pollution. Canada has a Carbon Pollution Fee. Nations are moving forward to ...

The unscenic view

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent story foretold the improvements at the Quincy Hill Scenic Turnout. My question is “Why?” Brush removal on MDOT property will solve no problems since the offending trees are mostly on private property on McKinley St. below. On the other hand, the MDOT parking ...

Cases starting to unfold in Whitmer kidnap plot


Historically speaking, we haven’t often used this space to comment on legal matters, especially when such matters are pending. But a case — or more accurately, we should say, cases -unfolding downstate are important enough that comment here is appropriate, we believe. We’re referring ...