First do no harm
U.S. Rep. Dr. Dan Benishek, R-1st Distict, has voted for horrible anti-environment laws, failed to pass the Farm Bill and said the people of northern Michigan don't want to work.
The worst insult is a bill he co-sponsored, H.R.374. It is such a broad anti-abortion bill it calls for no intervention in the case of a tubal pregnancy. That is murder, as 99.99 percent of ectopic pregnancies rupture and the woman hemorrhages to death without immediate surgery.
No Congress in it's right mind would pass such a bill. Or is that an oxymoron?
A physician vows to "do no harm."
Worked long and hard
I feel badly insulted by Mitt Romney. As part of the 47 percent, he does not care about, I live in subsidized senior housing and receive food stamps. I do not feel "victimized" or "entitled." I have always taken personal responsibility, worked long and hard, often seven days a week, and paid Social Security taxes.
I do feel grateful for the previous generations of Americans who cared enough to establish Social Security retirement benefits and the food stamp program.
Romney was correct in only one statement on that video. I will never vote for him.
Is this the guy we want?
Due to redistricting, Northern Michigan faces the most extreme anti-environmental Congressional candidate we've seen in years. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence, Dan Benishek said climate change is "all baloney "¦ just some scheme." For a guy who calls himself a "scientist" with expertise in the field, it's odd he believes climate change is "unproven science stuff."
Is this the guy we want representing our Pure Michigan environment in Washington? Think long and hard when voting for someone who seems to care less about the pristine environment we call Northern Michigan. A vote for Dan Benishek is a vote against Pure Michigan.
A consummate pro
We are writing to endorse Kirsten Keilitz for Probate Judge of Grand Traverse County.
Kirsten has proven herself as a consummate professional, not only in her ability to make solid legal decisions in her current capacity as Family Court Referee, but as shown by her continued commitment to our community.
Kirsten has served as president of the Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club, volunteered at Third Level, the Women's Resource Center, Munson Healthcare, the Senior Center and United Way of Northwest Michigan.
Kirsten has shown that she truly cares for our community; please give her your vote.
Dan and Sandy Scott
Doesn't deserve votes
Debbie Stabenow has been a Senator for over 11 years, serving under both Bush and Obama. Over the past 11 years the U.S. debt has increased over $11 trillion. Debbie Stabenow has been on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee since 2009. Since 2009, the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget, which is a legal requirement. Because Debbie Stabenow has failed to do her job, our country is now $16 trillion in debt and every human in the country now owes over $50,000.She does not deserve to be re-elected.
Sensitivity and clarity
Probate Court is traditionally a court for families, handling adoptions, abused and neglected children, juveniles, guardianships, conservatorships and decedent's estates. Many people represent themselves and want their voices heard in how to care for the child, incapacitated family member or property of a deceased family member. The judgeship requires a person sensitive to these family issues and astute in the court's role in resolving the disputes.
I have worked with Melanie Stanton on several elder law cases. She handled the cases with a sensitivity and clarity worthy of the judgeship. Join me in voting for Melanie Stanton for Probate Judge.
Diane Kuhn Huff
First do no harm
- Poll: Are sidewalk cafes in TC being properly controlled?
Another View: Sex offender case will force policy change
Evidence emerging from a federal case is showing Minnesota’s policy on sex offenders must change.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/23/2014
Earned, not given; A license to talk?Continued ...
Editorial: Sidewalk dining changes should take effect now
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Forum: Boat launch editorial overly simplistic
The July 17 editorial portraying the dispute over a proposed boat launch in Old Mission as being about open access is overly simplistic and inaccurate.Continued ...
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Another View: Taxpayers should be enraged over waste
Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers.Continued ...
Another View: Jail study essential to determine strategy
It comes as encouraging news that the Vigo County Council might include in its 2015 budget significant funding for an expert and neutral study of what can be done to replace or enhance the existing county jail.Continued ...
Editorial: Suing for money inmates don't have is wasted effort
To hear Grand Traverse County Sheriff Tom Bensley tell it, a Sheriff’s Department policy to sue to collect $20 daily housing fees from jail inmates isn’t an effort to “squeeze blood out of a turnip.”Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/22/2014
Wake them up; Mind our own business.Continued ...
- Poll: Should GT jail sue to collect daily inmate housing fees?
To the Grand Traverse Conservation District, which was to run guided kayak trips over the weekend on the Boardman River from Scheck’s State Campground to the Brown Bridge Quiet Area.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/21/2014
Political calls don’t count; Remembering Ranger Jim.Continued ...
- Poll: Has report resolved issues concerning removal of dams?
- Sunday, July 20, 2014
Editorial: Many questions remain on dam removal plans
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on plans to remove the Boardman and Sabin dams from the Boardman River sounds reassuring.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/20/2014
Rename Presidents Day; Women have served.Continued ...
Forum: Less talk, more action about climate change
I serve electric cooperative members on both sides of the climate change argument. Some days, I tire of the argument.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Weird world of Michigan congressional races
There’s been a lot of attention paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th congressional district, which snakes from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac in a gerrymandered effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible.Continued ...
George Weeks: Attack ads abound in state, federal races
With approach of the Aug. 5 primaries, attack ads are escalating in state and federal races across northern airways.Continued ...
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/19/2014
Not a ‘disorder’; Homeless, cherries; Win the primary first.Continued ...
Fact Check: Rep. says '74 percent of Republicans support ACA'
From the day it was passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote, President Barack Obama’s health care law has polarized Americans by party affiliation: Most Democrats support it, most Republicans oppose it.Continued ...
Fact Check: Meet 'zombie stat' that won't die
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Another View: Cut federal strings on beach testing
Michigan is enjoying the rare satisfaction of telling the federal government to keep its money and the strings that go with it in refusing to bow to new rules on the testing of water quality at beaches.Continued ...
Another View: Proposal 1 a good idea for everyone
Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is a rare accomplishment for Michigan. If it’s approved by voters, it will kill an anti-competitive business tax without increasing taxes for other Michiganians, while ensuring local governments and school districts don’t suffer any revenue losses.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
- Poll: Should officials set policy for how county employees can use social media?
Letters to the Editor: 07/18/2014
A lifetime of service; No guns in schools.Continued ...