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Reader's Viewpoint 5-4-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:06 AM

Tax cuts hurt seniors
To the editor:
 On April 28, a vote was taken in the Michigan House of Representatives on a bill promoted by Governor Snyder and a host of Republican representatives that slashes business taxes while raising taxes on retirees, the working poor and other individual taxpayers.  The bill passed, on a 56-53 vote. Western U.P representatives Matt Huuki and Ed McBroom both voted in favor of the bill.
 This bill proposes to cut taxes on corporations by $1.73 billion.  How would the state make up this $1.73 billion tax cut for corporations? The money would come from a series of cuts to the poor, senior citizens and pensioners.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:31 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 4-27-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:36 AM

Paying for past mistakes
To the editor:
 I have been blessed over the years in my dealings with scouting, 4-H and veteran affairs to meet people from all walks of life.
 A few years ago, I met some school teachers who were part of a state commission that toured Michigan and did a study on consolidating Michigan schools. This study was done in the late 1960s. That’s right, the 1960s. They found out then that the Michigan school system was antiquated, inefficient and bureaucratically top heavy. They said, the “handwriting was on the wall” and declining student enrollment was coming.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:06 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 4-20-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:23 AM

Still a sense of community
To the editor:
 The Readers Viewpoint had two interesting letters recently. The letters were written by two community minded people. After reading the letters, I decided to once more express how some of us in Caspian still feel about the closure of our historic Caspian City Hall. The same paper that had the above letters had an advertisement in it advertising our City Hall. Some of us were hoping that maybe someday somehow our City Hall might reopen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:36 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 4-13-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:58 AM

Jobs, yes;
clean water, no
To the editor:
 That was the message I got while listening to State Representative Huuki and State Senator Casperson speak in Iron River on Saturday, April 10.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:23 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 4-6-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:21 AM

Position explained
To the editor:
 Last week I wrote a letter about the developments to the main street in the old Stambaugh. This was not to suggest that the city of Iron River had done anything wrong, but it was in frustration of the spending by governments, state and federal on projects, when both state and federal governments are billions in the red.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:58 AM
 
Reader's Viewpoint 3-30-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:58 AM

Let’s say ‘no’
To the editor:
 I would like to inform the citizens of the city of Iron River of the new developments that are about to be passed without a vote or any consideration of the public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:21 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 3-16-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:08 AM

Attendance requested
To the editor:
  The scheduled March 3 Governing Board meeting was changed to March 17.  The reason given was the February financial reports would not be ready by March 3.  The dates and times of the Governing Board changes were posted but the Finance Board meetings were not.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:58 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 3-9-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:26 AM

Opportunity for expansion
To the editor:
 The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department has secured grant funding to help expand the existing farmers' markets in Iron County.
 The funding will help facilitate the physical and promotional needs of this program that provides an opportunity for people to purchase fresh, locally grown produce from regional farmers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:27 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 3-2-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, February 28, 2011 6:03 PM

Information asked
To the editor:
 Recently ads have been running in this paper regarding the recovery of missing firearms that belong to my brother, Bill Winton. Those guns are part of his collection and are valued at more than $23,000. Some of them are very old and irreplaceable, such as a .303 Savage that belonged to our grandfather. It has a lot of sentimental value for both of us and would not be valued for any other reason than money, by the person holding it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:08 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 2-23-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:52 AM

Service is alive and well
To the editor:
 My mother recently had knee replacement surgery at NorthStar Health Systems.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 8:49 AM
 
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