Holland council considers writing letter urging reps to act on DACA

Hide caption Holland City Council is considering asking local federal representatives to act on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. During the Wednesday, Nov. 15, business meeting, Councilman Wayne Klomparens introduced a draft letter to be sent to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Gary Peters and Reps. Bill Huizenga and Fred Upton, asking for “urgent action” on the DACA executive order, which is set to expire March 5. “I see this as not a Republican or Democrat thing; it’s an issue concerning young adults in our community… and I believe they are entitled to at least some thoughts,” Klomparens told council. During its Nov. 8 study session, council heard a presentation about… Read More

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As Smith Struggles With Rangers, Holland Looks Smart For Letting Him Go

@burchie_kid Take it for what it’s worth, and it’s far from vindication for Detroit’s beleaguered general manager, but Ken Holland received two draft picks for a player who’s been a healthy scratch for the past four games with his new team. That would be defenseman Brendan Smith, who played well enough for the Rangers following last season’s deadline deal to earn a four-year contract with the club in the offseason. But he’s been a shell of himself in year two. Less snarl. More turnovers. Career-low possession metrics. All of it has contributed to Smith and his $4.35 million cap hit watching six of the Rangers’ first 17 games from the… Read More

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