- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Forum: Easy to CARE about neighbors in need
Each winter, especially as the weather turns frigid, Michigan residents rightly ask how to help our neighbors in need.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 12, 2014
Forum: Give the gift of giving in the New Year
You may have recently seen announcements of grant awards to benefit a wide variety of organizations, programs, and projects in communities throughout our region.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 5, 2014
Forum: Fracturing facts present different picture
The Dec. 15 forum from the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council stating that hydraulic fracturing is such a threat that it should be banned “immediately, everywhere,” was purely an attempt to cause alarm and anxiety.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 15, 2013
Forum: Fracking, more harm than good
The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council has concluded that horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, should be banned.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 8, 2013
Forum: Contrasting care for mentally disabled
Recently the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Forum: Honoring loved ones during holidays
The holidays are approaching fast. As beautiful and as spiritual the holidays can be, when someone you love has died it can be one of the most difficult times of the year.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Forum: Structuring collaborative partnerships
In this world of constant change, requirements for dealing with the contradictions that arise from today’s environment should encourage leadership in the public sector to think differently when structuring collaborative partnerships.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Forum: Unprecedented storms more of the norm
Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan were unprecedented storms in weather history, but neither was really a surprise.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 24, 2013
Forum: Article biased against Ethanol production
An Associated Press story published in the Nov. 13 Record-Eagle told a one-sided story that ignores the benefits of ethanol.Continued ...
- 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 ...