DEFUNDING ICE DOES not result in ‘open borders.’ ICE has only existed since 2003. Did we have open borders before that? It is a huge waste of money.

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CANCEL SCHOOLS WHEN you should not, but when you should cancel you do not. Why? It’s count day. You just put a price tag on my child’s safety. Never will you have my support again.

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NOT ALL VACCINES take. You can get the shot, but the body may not respond to it and make antibodies. Because of this, some vaccinated children are at risk from unvaccinated children. It is totally reliant on herd immunity.

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WHEN I HEAR someone in support of climate change, I get the same feeling I had when I went to a timeshare sales pitch. The people giving me the sales pitch had a lot more to gain than I did.

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TO THE PERSON who is sympathetic for the Canada geese. Is the chemical from lawns worse than the E. Coli from goose poop?

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VENEZUELA HAS INCREASED state control over its economy. Socialist party committees and the military control production and distribution of basic goods. In 2017, the GDP contracted 12 percent, inflation exceeded 2,000 percent, and people faced widespread shortages of consumer goods and medicine.

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HEY SOCIALIST IDEOLOG; schools, roads, dams, bridges, airports and seaports are all examples of public goods provided by government — all governments. These items are not socialism.

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MY COMPLIMENTS TO downtown Fenton drivers. When walking, cars stop immediately as I approach a crosswalk. In other towns, I sometimes wait a while and have to run across the road. Thank you, Fenton drivers.

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IF RESIDENTS TRULY wanted to fix our local streets they have had two opportunities to vote for it. It’s time to improve our quality of life and build non-motorized trails.

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REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS THURSDAY blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to restructure the state environmental agency — the first time the full Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial executive order since 1977.

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HEY FENTON, LAST time I checked, there is a stoplight turning from Owen Road onto Donaldson Drive by the middle and high schools. Don’t honk at people who don’t go flying through it and actually stop. Talking to you, man in red minivan with the personalized plate Saturday morning.

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THERE IS NO winner in the Jussie Smollett story. If he lied to get attention, shame on him and he should be charged with filing a false police report. If he’s telling the truth, it’s an awful reflection of our society. The truth always comes out in the end.

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TO THE PERSON comparing middle class taxes to business taxes. You are comparing apples and oranges, my friend. Individual taxes and company taxes have always been different. We pay more than them, really. As an individual, do you put out money to improve something and hire more people? Probably not. There is no comparison here and never has been.

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EXCEPT FOR AIR quality (better look it up) I, too, am healthy and happy in retirement. For the millions less fortunate than you or me, the President’s path will not improve their lives.

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I WOULD LIKE to thank the Fenton DPW for doing such a great job plowing Elm and Long streets.

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KINDLY TAKE A few minutes and clean the snow and ice off your car. Just had my headlight broken by flying ice from a passing car. My $200 deductible is down the drain.

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THE EFFECTS OF climate change, such as rising sea levels and intense heat waves, are already apparent, and they will only get worse over time unless we take action now.

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IN RESPONSE TO ‘laughed out loud.’ The pathway and roads are connected to the same budget — mine. I am another homeowner in Fenton who is considering selling because of property tax increases due to all the millages. This is not a laughing matter. I hope I can sell for the value the city has assessed my home.

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EARMARKED MONEY: HAVING been the recipient of Senator Byrd’s earmarked money I really support the Trump’s ‘Emergency Declaration,’ for two reasons. First, congress delegated the declaration of an emergency to the President. Secondly, all of the money he went after are earmarks, not money appropriated by Congress for real budget requirements.

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JEFF BEZOS’ AMAZON Corp. is enjoying another year of paying zero federal tax on $11.2 billion last year.

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AN INITIAL BACKGROUND check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people, including five responding police officers.

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IN A ‘DEVASTATING’ blow to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families, the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund says it will be slashing its payouts to claimants by as much as 70 percent because of its rapidly depleting cash pool.

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I AGREE WITH others that our roads and traffic are in bad shape. But, my family currently has no other way to travel around the area. I would love to help alleviate the problem by using a bike path. It’s got my support.

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NO MATTER WHAT happens with the bike path, can we at least get a sidewalk out here on Owen Road?

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WE LIVE ON Mary Court. We have a neighbor who plows our driveway and two other neighbors. Thank you, Steven.

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IF YOU HAVE nothing nice to say, say nothing.

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ARE THERE ANY school nurses in our school districts?

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CAPITALISM RAISES PEOPLE from poverty. Socialism commits everyone to it.

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GIVING COLIN KAEPERNICK $60 million equates to bargaining with terrorists.

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LET’S SEE HOW much of the free millions Kaepernick spends to help with the so called ‘oppression’ cause.

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AS A CONSERVATIVE, Republican voting citizen, I am completely insulted by King’s ignorant stereotypes. He thinks all of us are a bunch of testosterone driven good ‘ole boys. Fortunately, he’s wrong. I think he’s just trying to pick a fight. That does not help make our country great again.

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TO THE PERSON who talked about promises. You stated the fact it has been two years for President Trump. Since he is being fought by the Democrats every time he tries to do anything please tell me how you expect him to accomplish all his promises and then in just two years.

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CONGRESS, MANY YEARS ago, gave the President authority to declare emergencies. Congress abrogated their job yet again. The President might win in court. If so, the 535 great Americans will have allowed it.

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I WANT NOTHING more from the ‘Business World’ and the ‘Top 1 Percent’ except that they pay their fair share of the tax burden. Mine is 15 percent. Why should theirs be any less?

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A FEDERAL UTILITY board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, despite objections from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move the board says will save its more than 10 million customers $320 million.

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THE MOST FITTING tribute to the late John Dingell is to continue his decades-long legacy of improving Americans’ health and access to health care.

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I AM AN Army vet. I am angry and disgusted that there is a totally unqualified person in the White House. Trump has divided our country and disrupted cooperation among world countries. He doesn’t belong in Washington, D.C.

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