Letter: Public school teachers need community support

Teachers, substitutes, aides and nearly all educators within a K-12 school system have endured so much throughout the duration of the pandemic, which unfortunately now is in its third year.

Letter: Bank portrayal lopsided

The Huntington Bank article with CEO Steve Steinour (“Huntington CEO surveys ‘enormous change’ of past year,” May 16) was a bit lopsided.

Letter: Thankful for health coverage

Editor:Throughout my career as an educator, I was always supported by strong health care coverage. So, I was a little worried when I retired...

Letter: Health care workers need their own ‘rapid response’

Editor:One in 10 COVID-19 cases in the United States is in Michigan as positive cases reach an all-time high throughout the state. This surge...

Letter: State’s auto no-fault insurance rules penalize accident victims

Editor:As a Michigan citizen, voter and avid observer of politics, I am in favor of passing an upcoming auto insurance no-fault bill to rectify...

Letter: Expand E15 pump options

Editor:Michigan is positioned to lead the way to a clean energy future and deliver climate solutions, and we need to use every tool at our disposal to meet this challenge.

It’s time to protect tax dollars and whistleblowers

Editor:At first glance, the recent Senate passage of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package warrants applause, and it does. But with trillions of taxpayer dollars likely to flow out of Washington for federal infrastructure projects, we need government witnesses of waste, fraud, corruption and mismanagement to be able to signal problems as soon as possible without fear of reprisal.

Allow independent pharmacists to charge lowest prices

Editor:Much of my professional life has been dedicated to advocating for the most vulnerable members of society, especially those with disabilities. One thing that I try to remind the non-disabled community is that our efforts are also beneficial to them. By making medical care more accessible to the disabled community, we are, in effect, making it more accessible to all people.

Legislation would address opioid use treatment

The United States is facing an overdose crisis.

First responders need vaccinations

Beginning last month, Michigan entered Phase 1B of its vaccination plan, allowing teachers, anyone over the age of 65, and first responders, including law enforcement, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

An open letter to employers

As business leaders, we believe that being part of this community is a privilege that carries significant responsibility.

Preserve the past while preparing for the future

Sam Cummings’s essay, "Together, Grand Rapids Can Be No. 1" (page 16, Aug. 24 Business Journal), is brilliant.

LTE: Column, cartoon were off the mark

Editor:Thank you for your work in keeping the community informed and engaged. Your publication is clearly devoted to helping our West Michigan communities thrive and grow.

Letter: City needs to scrutinize cannabis zoning procedures

Is there any chance for the city of Grand Rapids to move sideways or backwards on cannabis zoning? Is there a voice for the side not in favor of all this cannabis?

Group Five apartment property management is unresponsive

Editor:I have been a resident in good standing of Walnut Hills Apartments in Grand Rapids (managed by Group Five Management Company) for the last...

Letter: Headline was misleading

Editor:On March 11, I was disappointed to see these pages print a highly misleading headline, “Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan,” about Consumers Energy’s...

Letter: Boating is big business

Editor:From the Great Lakes to our more than 11,000 inland waterways, boating has long been a cherished pastime for many families across Michigan.Yet, while...

Letter: Pay more attention to early learners

Editor:As an educator with more than 25 years in public school teaching and administration, your recent editorial (“Thinking outside the box is essential to...

Letter: The voice of reason

Editor:I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most...

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

In 1968, Chicago native Pat Thompson put down roots in Holland where he embarked on a new entrepreneurial vision: deep-draw business. He was 27...

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