Another View: Taxpayers should be enraged over waste
Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers.Continued ...
Another View: Jail study essential to determine strategy
It comes as encouraging news that the Vigo County Council might include in its 2015 budget significant funding for an expert and neutral study of what can be done to replace or enhance the existing county jail.Continued ...
Editorial: Suing for money inmates don't have is wasted effort
To hear Grand Traverse County Sheriff Tom Bensley tell it, a Sheriff’s Department policy to sue to collect $20 daily housing fees from jail inmates isn’t an effort to “squeeze blood out of a turnip.”Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/22/2014
Wake them up; Mind our own business.Continued ...
- Poll: Should GT jail sue to collect daily inmate housing fees?
To the Grand Traverse Conservation District, which was to run guided kayak trips over the weekend on the Boardman River from Scheck’s State Campground to the Brown Bridge Quiet Area.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/21/2014
Political calls don’t count; Remembering Ranger Jim.Continued ...
- Poll: Has report resolved issues concerning removal of dams?
- Sunday, July 20, 2014
Editorial: Many questions remain on dam removal plans
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on plans to remove the Boardman and Sabin dams from the Boardman River sounds reassuring.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/20/2014
Rename Presidents Day; Women have served.Continued ...
Forum: Less talk, more action about climate change
I serve electric cooperative members on both sides of the climate change argument. Some days, I tire of the argument.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Weird world of Michigan congressional races
There’s been a lot of attention paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th congressional district, which snakes from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac in a gerrymandered effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible.Continued ...
George Weeks: Attack ads abound in state, federal races
With approach of the Aug. 5 primaries, attack ads are escalating in state and federal races across northern airways.Continued ...
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/19/2014
Not a ‘disorder’; Homeless, cherries; Win the primary first.Continued ...
Fact Check: Rep. says '74 percent of Republicans support ACA'
From the day it was passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote, President Barack Obama’s health care law has polarized Americans by party affiliation: Most Democrats support it, most Republicans oppose it.Continued ...
Fact Check: Meet 'zombie stat' that won't die
In early January, Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was on ABC’s Sunday show This Week. The Senate had just confirmed Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve and by mid January, Mary Barra would take the reins at General Motors.Continued ...
Another View: Cut federal strings on beach testing
Michigan is enjoying the rare satisfaction of telling the federal government to keep its money and the strings that go with it in refusing to bow to new rules on the testing of water quality at beaches.Continued ...
Another View: Proposal 1 a good idea for everyone
Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is a rare accomplishment for Michigan. If it’s approved by voters, it will kill an anti-competitive business tax without increasing taxes for other Michiganians, while ensuring local governments and school districts don’t suffer any revenue losses.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
- Poll: Should officials set policy for how county employees can use social media?
Letters to the Editor: 07/18/2014
A lifetime of service; No guns in schools.Continued ...
Editorial: Social media rules can help prevent missteps
First it was handwritten notes and letters, then telegrams, faxes and emails, Facebook postings and tweets, and who knows what else.Continued ...
Editorial: No time for the DNR to back off launch plan
Back in March of 2013 Grand Traverse-area boaters got a present — or a promise of a present, anyway — from the state Department of Natural Resources. Now it looks like a last-minute change could sink the whole thing.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/17/2014
Mother of all issues; An attack on women.Continued ...
Another View: Gridlock harming brain-damaged veterans
Veterans are being ousted from their therapeutic group homes because of political gridlock in Congress.Continued ...
Phil Power: Alert, aggressive media vital to future
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The recent Detroit Free Press series on charter schools in Michigan illustrates perfectly just how vital an alert and aggressive news media is to the future of our state.Continued ...
- Another View: Taxpayers should be enraged over waste