- 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 ...
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Forum: Expensive Hammond bridge not needed
If you Google “Hammond Bridge Traverse City,” you will be inundated with hundreds of articles dating back to 1995.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 8, 2013
Forum: Traffic solutions need leadership
Traffic problems take on new urgency during Traverse City’s busy season, as too much congestion hampers business growth, wastes fuel, and hurts this area’s rich quality of life.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
Fact Check: Pelosi offers some flawed history lessons
Rep. Nancy Pelosi mistakenly claimed President Clinton launched an airstrike in 1999 after the House rejected the use of military force in a tie vote.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 1, 2013
Forum: TCAPS Board criticisms unfounded
The Traverse Area Public Schools Board of Education has authorized ballot proposals for the upcoming November election that would enable the district to continue its long-term capital plan.Continued ...
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Forum: Fighting childhood hunger, poverty
Here’s a recipe for a successful program: help almost one in three children eat a well-balanced diet; keep more than 2 million children out of poverty; and help them stay healthy and learn better in school.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Forum: An honor to honor veterans
I had the honor of emceeing the Peshawbestown Jiingtamok (Pow Wow) put on by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians recently.Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Forum: The new science of giving
A recent article — “The (New) Science of Giving” — offers a very insightful look at the future of philanthropy and is reflective of how donors’ wishes and direction are increasingly oriented to “transformational” efforts.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 25, 2013
Forum: How does Michigan measure up?
Michigan is falling short on its legislative work to combat cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Forum: Corn producers stick to facts, science
As two of Michigan’s more than 20,000 corn farmers, we are not surprised by the recent actions of the major oil companies or shocked by how they are portraying the “evils of ethanol.”Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Forum: Sleeping Bear Dunes needs measure to pass
We need the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 163 — the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 18, 2013
Forum: Munson committed to reducing length of stay
Evaluating health care quality today is complicated and confusing. It would be great for all of us if there was one easy way for consumers to know where to get the safest, best health care.Continued ...