Letters

Community response to what's happening locally.

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Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

December 8, 2017
As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220 full-time public employees and 369 pension beneficiaries. That’s why I’m concerned about Michigan’s unfunded pension liabilities. Read More

Letter: A way forward against sexual harassment

November 17, 2017
This is an open invitation and joint statement to our community from the YWCA West Central Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Women’s Resource Center. Read More

Letter: WBCs have profound impact on economy

October 20, 2017
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to highlight the many accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation. Read More

Letter: Federal budget cuts reveal strong disconnect

August 18, 2017
Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 state budget signing at the Kent Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center. Read More

Letter: Well-managed pipelines best way to move energy

August 4, 2017
We are a small, family-owned energy producer employing great people in West Michigan for the last 40 years. Read More

Letter: Paris Agreement withdrawal draws concerns

June 9, 2017
As an architect, one of my key goals is designing sustainable buildings for current and future generations who will live and work in the structures I’ve created. Read More

Letter: State of the City focuses on racial equity, promises future outcomes

March 10, 2017
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’ second State of the City address, delivered March 2, provided ample proof the mayor intends to continue to make racial equity issues a central focus of her work. Read More

Letter: Lack of parking limits retail space

March 3, 2017
It is true that each parking space in front of a retail store is worth about $600,000 in retail sales. Read More

Letter: National construction concerns also felt in West Michigan

March 3, 2017
We know there is a nationwide shortage of buildable lots and skilled labor for the housing market. Read More

Letter: Tax vote impacts revenue sharing

March 3, 2017
The Michigan House of Representatives narrowly defeated a proposal to cut the state income tax. Read More