Letters

Community response to what's happening locally.

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Letter: Thank you, GR reps, for supporting clean energy

February 17, 2017
In December, Gov. Rick Snyder signed bipartisan legislation that will increase Michigan’s use of clean, renewable energy and save Michigan families and businesses money on their electricity bills. Read More

Letter: City headed in right direction

January 13, 2017
I was the chief of police in Grand Rapids for 16 years — 1981 to 1998. Read More

Letter: Legislation lays out blueprint for Michigan’s energy future

November 25, 2016
Editor: A recent editorial from the Grand Rapids Business Journal about the state legislature’s work to update Michigan’s energy law (“State energy ‘choice’ legislation designed to deceive,” Nov. 7, Grand Rapids Business Journal) did not address some important issues. Read More

Letter: How many apartment buildings are too many?

September 30, 2016
Editor: “Is Grand Rapids in the midst of an apartment building bubble?” “Who is going to fill all of these units that are being built?” Read More

Letter: Let energy proposals go dark

September 16, 2016
Editor: Please contact your state legislators and inform them you “strongly suggest” they vote “no” on a package of energy bills (SB 437, SB 438) reported out of the Senate Energy & Technology Committee and currently before the full Michigan Senate. Read More

Letter: Climate change is a hoax

September 2, 2016
Editor: I am disappointed with the Guest Column by Todd R. Yarbrough “Why business should say yes to a carbon tax” (Business Journal, Aug. 22). Read More

Letter: Will state lawmakers act before gun violence hits home?

July 1, 2016
Editor: Orlando, Newtown, San Bernardino — who among us really hasn’t considered that Grand Rapids could be the next on the list? Read More

Letter: Parks deserve a ‘yes’ vote

June 24, 2016
Editor: Ottawa County voters soon will receive their absentee ballots for the Aug. 2 election. Read More

Letter: Blood diversion is a blow to West Michigan efforts

April 8, 2016
Editor: Your Street Talk feature (“Slam-dunk design,” March 28) on the American Red Cross blood donation appeal is a major disservice to our community and the hospitals in Kent County. Read More

Letter: Health Pointe is ready to serve Grand Haven

April 8, 2016
Editor: The Grand Haven community has been the focal point of considerable discussion, deliberation and debate regarding the Health Pointe integrated health care center. Read More