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LASATA: Cracking down on prices in times of emergency

We are living in extraordinary times — unprecedented times, in fact. As we enter this new normal in the age of coronavirus, most people are ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:51 am

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LASATA: Healthy habits help: Do your part to help prevent spread of illness

The COVID-19 virus, commonly called coronavirus, has swept the world, both in terms of infections and news coverage. The relative speed of its spread and ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:29 am

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LASATA: 2020 #SWMISpirit tournament nears tipoff

With March comes the longer, sunnier and warmer days of spring and the return of the beloved Southwest Michigan Spirit Tournament, which will tip off ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04 am

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LASATA: Rare Disease Day an opportunity to spread awareness

Most families have been affected in some way by disease — conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer are common throughout our state and nation, ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:34 am

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LASATA: Governor’s budget plan ignores local roads

Last week, the governor’s budget director addressed a joint hearing of the Senate and House appropriations committees to unveil the administration’s recommended budget for the ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:24 am

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LASATA: February is Heart Month

An ounce of prevention, as the saying goes, is worth a pound of cure. As we observe American Heart Month this month, it’s a great ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:07 am

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LASATA: Appealing property tax assessment may bring savings

Among the many costs of owning real estate are property taxes. These taxes, which are generally assessed in the summer and winter, serve to support ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:45 am

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LASATA: Community colleges an effective, affordable option

For many, it is common to attend a four-year college or university after high school to obtain a degree in preparation for a career or ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:02 am

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LASATA: Be aware of carbon monoxide

With winter comes the increased possibility of carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning. This occurs primarily when a fossil-fuel-burning appliance or equipment, such as a furnace, ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:25 am

Editorials

LASATA: January is Mentoring Month

Some of our state’s and country’s most successful people were helped in getting to where they are because of a mentor. Mentoring is an excellent ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:41 am

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LASATA: Home heating help for those in need

As we enter into a new year, we are also entering the season’s coldest days. I wanted to take the opportunity to remind southwest Michigan ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:30 am

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LASATA: Home for the holidays

Being home for the holidays is a wonderful time of the year for many throughout southwest Michigan, including my family. This time gives us all ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Friday, December 27, 2019 7:43 am

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LASATA: 2019: A year in review

My first year as your state senator has been an exciting, rewarding experience. We have accomplished much together so far, and I wanted to dedicate ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:53 am

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LASATA: Southwest Michigan a top-rated destination

Southwest Michigan residents don’t need a reminder about how beautiful our part of the world is, but it is nice when others give it the ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:48 am

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LASATA: Is automatic criminal expungement a solution in search of a problem?

Michigan, like most other states, has a criminal expungement process that allows a person to petition the court to clear, or expunge, a criminal conviction ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:33 am

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LASATA: Let’s end surprise medical bills

The health care system in our country can often be confusing. When people have a medical issue, many are left wondering what procedures their health ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Friday, November 29, 2019 7:27 am

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LASATA: Let’s work together to resolve budget mess

Last month the governor cut almost $1 billion from the state’s new budget through 147 line-item vetoes and $600 million more from priorities through a ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:59 am

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LASATA: Shop locally this Christmas season

If you are like me, you have most likely already seen advertisements from online retailers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. According to the ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:47 am

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LASATA: Family caregivers are unsung heroes

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and celebrate all who sacrifice to take care of those they love. According to AARP, ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:32 am

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LASATA: A tradition worth keeping

Michigan has a strong hunting heritage. From bear, deer, elk and small game to upland birds, turkey, waterfowl and many more, our state is cherished ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:17 am

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LASATA: Supporting Michigan’s licensed professional counselors

There are tens of thousands of licensed professional counselors throughout Michigan whose profession was recently threatened by a proposed rule change from the state Department ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:04 am

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LASATA: Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program hit hard by governor’s games

During the last decade, Michigan was losing more people to other states than it was attracting new people to live and work here. Part of ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:29 am

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LASATA: Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids

Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids is off to a great start. With the generous support of our area’s public libraries and Harding’s Family Markets, there ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:44 am

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LASATA: National Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 6 to 12 is National Fire Prevention Week. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:38 am

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LASATA: Stay vigilant to avoid getting scammed

Scams are on the rise and those who are seeking to defraud people are particularly targeting the elderly and vulnerable people throughout southwest Michigan, the ... Read more

by Kim LaSata, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:38 am

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