Letters to the Editor Archive

MARILYN EIPPERLE: Michigan legislators need to put patients first

MARILYN EIPPERLE: Michigan legislators need to put patients first

TO THE EDITOR: Recently, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reclassified hydrocodone combination products (HCP) from Schedule III to Schedule II. Due to Michigan’s outdated Public Health Code, this change in federal regulation no longer allows me as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) the ability to prescribe HCP to my patients. This will directly affect […]

NANCY BEHRING: Electoral college bill would change the way we vote for president

NANCY BEHRING: Electoral college bill would change the way we vote for president

TO THE EDITOR: Voters beware — your vote for the president and the vice president may be meaningless if the legislature adopts a proposed bill that would change how Electoral College votes are allocated. The League of Women Voters Manistee County urges you to contact your legislator, opposing HB5974 which would change the way Michigan votes […]

JOHN HANSON: We must look at all the facts in Ferguson case

JOHN HANSON: We must look at all the facts in Ferguson case

TO THE EDITOR: I read with interest the column,  “Why Ferguson outcome should haunt every parent,” by Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor for the Detroit Free Press and host of “American Black Journal,” published in the News Advocate on Nov. 28. Henderson, as so many reporters are doing, makes the Ferguson incident simply into a racial crisis — white cop kills black […]

KEN PRUITT: Does county commission have what it takes to make tough decision?

KEN PRUITT: Does county commission have what it takes to make tough decision?

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in response to the Nov. 19 article “Hilliard: Road commission accountability valued,” in the News Advocate. The Manistee County Road Commission has been lacking accountability for quite some time. Accountability may only be provided by the commissioners taking over the road commission. The county commissioners are accountable to the public as […]