- Friday, November 22, 2013
Forum: Why a China conference in Traverse City?
Half of my career, I lived and worked overseas, mostly in the Asia/Pacific region. Although I received loads of cultural training, my opinions of people from other countries changed most drastically when I was with them on a daily basis.Continued ...
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Forum: Legislation would make government info public
Most government officials and politicians will agree in public that the work of government should be transparent so citizens can judge whether money is being spent wisely and decisions are being made properly. But the reality is that getting your hanContinued ...
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Forum: Cancer Treatment Fairness Act needs to be passed
On behalf of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (“MSHO”), we encourage the Michigan Legislature to pass House Bill 4751, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Forum: Inaugural wolf hunt is wrong
The wolf evokes a variety of emotions in people, from fear to admiration. So perhaps it is not surprising that emotion continues to range widely as Michigan approaches its inaugural wolf hunt.Continued ...
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Forum: Way for everyone to play on same field
After reading the Oct. 25 editorial about the tricky business of granting access to the Civic Center fields and the championing of local taxpayers rights, I feel compelled to set the record straight on several counts.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Forum: Emphasis must be on 'we' society
A forum on gun violence was held Oct. 7. Please watch it on Up North TV:Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Forum: Permanently protect state's special places
Many of us know this line from a classic 70’s song “… you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”Continued ...
- Sunday, November 3, 2013
Forum: Acknowledge role in Brown Bridge disaster
In response to our forefathers’ Brown Bridge Dam assault, the Boardman River, as if offering its forgiveness, adapted into the beautiful Brown Bridge Pond.Continued ...
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Forum: TCAPS investment pays off in many ways
A vote for our schools is a vote for a sustainable local economy. Please join us in voting “yes” for Traverse City Area Public Schools’ bond proposals 1 and 2 Nov. 5.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Forum: Work together to prevent cyberbullying
When a 12-year-old jumps to her death from a tower at an abandoned concrete plant in Florida, we all grieve for the tragic loss and can only imagine the overwhelming pain of her parents.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 20, 2013
Forum: Speed a problem for Kids Creek area
Kids Creek is a small neighborhood located west of Division and south of West Front.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
Forum: Growth takes toll on county’s roads
Grand Traverse County is a beautiful place to live, work and play. Its high quality of life draws many to live here and lures thousands of year-round visitors.Continued ...
Resolution 281 can help save lives
In 2006, a woman from Shenyang, China, exposed that up to 4,000 Falun Gong adherents had been killed for their organs at the hospital where she worked. A Chinese military doctor validated the woman's story by claiming similar atrocities were happeniContinued ...
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Forum: Freshwater in need of toxic chemical reform
Recently, Environmental Health News reported a study from scientists showing that prescription drugs and chemicals found in personal care products are contaminating Lake Michigan. Wastewater treatment plants are simply not designed to remove these chContinued ...
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Forum: Positive milestones in Grand Traverse area
Communities that continue to enjoy positive growth, employment opportunities and overall quality of life have positive milestones in their history.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Forum: How do we move forward with global warming?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released its fifth report on the science of climate change. The conclusion?Continued ...
- Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Forum: Work at Front, Cass will help TC thrive
We would like to take a moment to give our downtown Traverse City neighbors some details of the construction project on the corner of Front and Cass Streets.Continued ...
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Forum: Learn about United for Homes proposal
I will be visiting Traverse City Wednesday, my first trip to Northern Michigan; it looks like you occupy a beautiful spot on the Earth.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
Forum: Mich. must not wait for its Sandy Hook
Another mass shooting in the United States. When will it stop?Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Forum: Open Space wouldn't be here without festivals
By George Nemetz I recently found an article in The Record-Eagle about a man who wants to reserve the Open Space for a series of "Quiet Festivals." I assumed I'd mistakenly started reading an article from The Onion News. Maybe space and time had collContinued ...
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Forum: More to pier planning than meets the eye
Traverse City city commissioners recently gave a green light to begin the environmental study and review process relating to a public pier at the mouth of the Boardman River on West Grand Traverse Bay.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Forum: Parkland change requires public vote
I love the Traverse City Film Festival but I love Traverse City parkland more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Forum: Vote yes on TCAPS bond proposals
By Doug Stanton On Nov. 11, 2011, I was in New York City as Vice President Joseph Biden unveiled the "Horse Soldiers" statue, in honor of veterans and families who'd served since 2001. Funding for the statue had come from Wall Street bankers, and manContinued ...
- Sunday, September 15, 2013
Forum: In sadness, we turn to other emotions
Sadness is, perhaps, the most difficult emotion. Most of us would rather be almost anything than sad.Continued ...
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Forum: Time is right now to make a difference
Remember going to a party where a loudmouth monopolizes the conversation with your girlfriend?Continued ...