Letters to the Editor: 12/04/2013
Litter is not OK; U.N. has an agenda.Continued ...
Another View: Dislike freeloaders? Change state law
No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number.Continued ...
Another View: Bumpy roads surely ahead for Mich.
No one should have been surprised when Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to get $1.2 billion in new road funds fell flat in the Legislature in 2013.Continued ...
Editorial: Big Rock’s nuke waste site got a pass
The issue: Critics assail Canadian nuke waste plan. Our view: Little has been said about how Big Rock’s waste is stored.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/03/2013
Competition beneficial; Bill the owner.Continued ...
Another View: We share blame with Washington
‘We the people’ must share the blame for the nation’s political mess.Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Cheers & Jeers: 12/02/2013
To Solar Up North Alliance program, a partnership between Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Traverse City Light and Power which allows customers to lease a solar panel for $470 with a $75 rebate, for winning the “Exemplary Project” award from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/02/2013
Keeping downtown vibrant; Prevention is best.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD can't defend bulging fund balance
To hear Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District superintendent Mike Hill tell it, his board members understand the plight of cash-strapped area school districts that want the ISD to share some of its wealth, but worry that the ISD has its own financial house to look after first.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/01/2013
Sky isn’t falling; Plan could backfire.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Auto bailout massive success
By the time the ball comes down in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, a big change will have taken place at General Motors.Continued ...
George Weeks: Wages, Obamacare loom in campaigns
Wages are an escalating economic and political issue across the country.|Wages are an escalating economic and political issue across the country. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has had worker protests on the issue. Democratic politicians are beating the drums for increases in the minimum wage. In Michigan, MarkContinued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Did Obama team announce Iran deal to distract?
By PolitiFact.com Within hours of the United States announcing an initial nuclear deal with Iran on Nov. 23, 2013, a few critics of President Barack Obama began to muse publicly about whether the announcement was timed to distract the American publicContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/30/2013
Best salute possible; Global action needed.Continued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/29/2013
We can do both; The taxpayer paysContinued ...
Another View: Compromise on charitable gambling
Michigan's gaming regulators and a large number of Michigan charities are squared off over proposed changes in the rules that govern gambling events that provide funds for hundreds of community groups across the state. Compromise is in order. MembersContinued ...
Editorial: Address snow on downtown sidewalks
When you live in northern Lower Michigan, snow is part of the deal.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Editorial: FDR's words of 1941 just as true today
On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke about the role of the United States in a troubled world and about “four freedoms” that form the foundation of the democracy we know as the United States.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/28/2013
Judged by treatment; Wise up.Continued ...
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 ...
Phil Power: Thanksgiving reflection time
Thanksgiving week is a time to remember, to reflect, to give thanks.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Editorial: Pension proposal deserves no-strings vote
The issue: Some GT Commissioners say their votes can be had on pension plan. Our view: This issue is too important to be decided by horse trading.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/27/2013
Consider another option; Pay close attention.Continued ...
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
Editorial: Student loan debt weighs on best, brightest
The issue: Student loan debt tops $1.2 trillion. Our view: It’s a broken system that must be changed.Continued ...
- Letters to the Editor: 12/04/2013