- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Forum: Employ those with mental illness
Employment is a source of pride for many people in our society — it instills a sense of community, provides a connection to the world around us and gives us the satisfaction of a job well done.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 06/28/2014
Get involved; Voters hoodwinked.Continued ...
Another View: We must take lead on ending lead poisoning
We see the scenario again and again — invest now and pay less later.It’s the economics at the heart of our state’s recent investments in early education. Ignoring these forces is a key reason the state’s roads are in such terrible shape. And for thouContinued ...
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Editorial: NMC officials must justify bigger increase in tuition
So which is it, 3 percent or 5 to 7 percent? Just how much does Northwestern Michigan College really need to hike tuition (plus a 3 percent hike in student fees) to make the budget balance while offering students the best deal possible?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/26/2014
Broad experience; Has the temperament; Postcards not enough.Continued ...
Phil Power: Dying art of political prognostication
Maybe it’s the kid in me — but I think it’s just great whenever the political “experts” get their election predictions wrong. I was 10 years old on Election Night 1948 when the Chicago Tribune famously ran the headline blaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.”Continued ...
Another View: Flaws in Sandusky probe, but no scandal
So it seems the investigation into Jerry Sandusky was less than perfect.Continued ...
- Poll: Did NMC do enough to justify a 5 percent tuition hike?
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Forum: Debate on e-cigarettes continues
Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes, you know the ones that burn no tobacco, only heat up a solution containing nicotine.Continued ...
Editorial: Housing task force needs a united front to succeed
If the definition of insanity (as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain or whomever reportedly said) is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what to say about continued efforts to create affordable housing for the Grand Traverse area?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/25/2014
Doesn’t take much; Plan not realistic.Continued ...
- Poll: Will new task force be successful in adding affordable housing?
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Editorial: Cherries take a back seat at their namesake festival
It’s called the National Cherry Festival and it’s supposed to be about cherries and the cherry industry. But some of the festival’s business partners — many of them smaller operations that focus on all kinds of locally made cherry products — are beginning to wonder where they fit into the larger picture.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/24/2014
Sounds like a winner.Continued ...
Examing importance of 'where' we speak
When we say something that might be threatening, how much does where we say it matter?The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to examine that question from a new angle — the increasingly popular method of online comments and posts on social media, as distinctContinued ...
- Poll: Has Cherry Festival lost its focus on cherry industry?
- Monday, June 23, 2014
To Northwestern Michigan college officials and members of FLOW — For Love of Water — for crafting an upcoming college course dubbed Water Policy and Sustainability.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/23/2014
Acceptance appreciated; What’s more important?Continued ...
- Poll: Should public pay for memorial of ex-DDA director Bryan Crough?
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Editorial: Show respect in shelter review
Traverse City commissioners last week took the first step in a process that could open the door for a 100-bed emergency homeless shelter near the Boardman Neighborhood.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/22/2014
Be prepared; Place where reason ends.Continued ...
Editorial: No public money for Crough tribute
The late Bryan Crough spent many years in local public office, including a two-plus decade run as executive director of Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority. He was well-regarded in some circles, particularly among developers and many Front Street business owners for whom he so strongly advocated.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Detroit has beaten odds before
Today, as Detroit struggles to save itself, it might be worth remembering that there was a time when Detroit saved America, perhaps even the world.Continued ...
George Weeks: Northern primaries get downstate attention
It’s a good bet that Republicans, thanks in part to their northern strength, will retain control of the Michigan Legislature. But some lively primaries loom before the Nov. 4 general election.Continued ...
Another View: Random drug testing is fair policy
Many times, a worker’s tasks may not be related to whether that person uses drugs or alcohol. Some people can function in that setting, or so some people might think.Continued ...