Dear L.A.W. Readers…
The Local Area Watch is pleased to announce that we are adding a new feature this month.
As our regular readers know, we focus on River City. However, state issues are also important. Therefore, we have invited two guest writers to periodically report and comment upon statewide matters.
Our new writers are Nick De Leeuw of RightMichigan.com and Jeff Winston of MichiganLiberal.com. As you might have guessed, Nick will have a conservative take on the issues and Jeff a liberal one. However, both hail from the Grand Rapids area and so share a local perspective. We have enjoyed their writing and encourage you to not just read their articles here but to also visit their websites.
Nick's and Jeff's articles will appear about once a month.
Nick's will be titled "A View from the Right".
Jeff's will be titled "A View from the Left".
Generally we will ask our pundits to comment on timely topics of the day. However, in their inaugural articles, we asked Nick and Jeff to introduce themselves in their own way. Nick offered us a general overview about himself and what he thinks of River City in a good-humored way. Jeff, who has the task of managing Jim Rinck's campaign for mayor, is focused on the political issues of the day.
By all means, use the comment button at the end of each article and share your thoughts with us, Nick, and Jeff. Ask questions, make remarks, offer suggestions for topics. This is our city and our state … make your voice heard.
We hope you will enjoy this new feature.