Editorials Archive

Equal pay for equal work

Last week, Congress blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a piece of legislation intended to cut the gender wage gap in the U.S. President Obama released a statement, calling the Paycheck Fairness Act “commonsense legislation that would strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act and reinforce our country’s commitment to the principle of equal pay for equal […]

Answering a political calling

Earlier this week, another candidate tossed his hat into the ring as a candidate for political office representing our area. There is at least one candidate from both the Republican and Democratic parties running for office in the House and Senate districts that include Big Rapids and Mecosta County. There are also quite a few […]

Thanks to those who protect us

When news broke there had been an off-campus shooting involving a Ferris State University student early Saturday morning, folks throughout the Big Rapids community were not only shocked by the events which had transpired, but also very, very concerned. For an extended period of time, there was apparently no resolution to the incident. While the […]