Opinion

Congressman speaks out against President’s gun control plan.

Congressman speaks out against President’s gun control plan.

Letter to the Editor, by Rep. Dan Benishek, Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.  Some of the fondest memories of my youth involve heading out into the woods western Upper Peninsula to hunt with friends and family.  My father had been killed in a mining accident when I…

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State Rep. Franz reflects on 2015.

State Rep. Franz reflects on 2015.

A letter to the editor by State Rep. Ray Franz (Republican-Onekama), 101st House District.  I would like to thank my family, friends and all those living in the 101st House District for their sincere support over the past year. I have been blessed with the…

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Many scholars call for resistance on Obergefell v. Hodges.

Letter to the editor, by Marian Fortier Johnson, Manistee.  At least 60 Legal Scholars are calling for public officials and citizens to resist the decree of the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States), in Obergefell v. Hodges. By the narrowest of margins, it mandated that…

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Fix the roads, because $4 billion a year isn’t enough.

Fix the roads, because $4 billion a year isn’t enough.

Letter to the editor by State Representative Ray Franz (R-Onekema), Michigan House of Representatives 101st District. Fix the roads!  That has been the mantra for the last couple of years, but in reality, it is been repeated for decades.  As they say, “you might be from…

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Congressman Benishek says defense bill is critical.

Congressman Benishek says defense bill is critical.

Letter to the editor by Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Iron Mountain, Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.  This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend a Michigan Defense Tour with a bi-partisan coalition of members of Congress from Michigan, along with Senator Stabenow.  We toured northern Michigan…

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