- Friday, February 7, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/07/2014
Carbon tax essential.Continued ...
Forum: TCL&P, TCSaves and what it means to you
Recently the Traverse City Light & Power Board and staff completed a six-month strategic planning process which identified many areas of focus for the utility, one of which is energy efficiency.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Editorial: History Center must choose wisely to ensure solid future
Traverse City’s History Center has seen a lot over its nearly 112 years, but the latest news has not been good.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/06/2014
Continue looking; How would Bush rate?Continued ...
Another View: Chastened president charts solitary path
Americans are likely nowhere near as divided as their elected representatives in Washington, but there seems little prospect for successful bipartisan collaboration as President Barack Obama begins his sixth year in the White House.Continued ...
Phil Power: Informed public essential 'iron core'
Make no mistake: Detroit’s bankruptcy, the largest municipal bust in American history, puts the future of our entire state at risk.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/05/2014
Get kids on track; Who is responsible?Continued ...
Forum: Bring fairness to ticket resale market
In Michigan, it is perfectly legal to resell an event ticket above face value on websites that are selected as “authorized resellers.” However, if a fan has a friend or neighbor willing to buy their ticket above face value, that person-to-person transaction is illegal under current state law.Continued ...
Another View: Efforts to silence press likely to backfire
People in positions of authority frequently find that a free press can be more than a little inconvenient.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Safe Harbor shelter plan deserves city's support
The winter of 2013-14 is far from over but has already been tough enough, with near-record cold snaps and plenty of snow. It's been particularly hard on the 100 or so chronically homeless who, unless they find shelter somewhere, live on the streets iContinued ...
Letter to the Editor: 02/04/2014
Things not mentionedContinued ...
- Monday, February 3, 2014
To Benzie County Central Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Kingsley Area Schools and Leland Public School for finishing among the top school districts in the state in Academic State Champ rankings released by Bridge Magazine.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/03/2014
Carriers got through.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 2, 2014
Editorial: Secretive governance a problem with college
Maybe it was a miracle. Or ESP. More likely it was a cynical violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act and a fraud upon the public.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/02/2014
Why not bury lines?; Rethink what’s best.Continued ...
Neal Ronquist: Our Views — and yours — are just that
January provided me a chance to speak with two of Traverse City’s great organizations on the topic “The Future of Newspapers.”Continued ...
George Weeks: Snyder launches campaign, hits the road
As he did successfully in launching his first bid for governor in 2010, Republican Rick Snyder this week started his reelection quest Sunday with an expensive Super Bowl TV ad followed by a multi-city campaign blitz.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Watch two Mich. GOP figures
A dozen or so years ago, I sat next to Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson at a Michigan State University football game. Not surprisingly, we talked politics.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 1, 2014
Fact Check: Obama makes overstatements in State of the Union
We found a few overstatements and cherry-picked numbers among the applause lines and proposals in President Obama's State of the Union address. He boasted of businesses creating "more than 8 million new jobs" in the last four years. But that leaves oContinued ...
Letter to the Editor: 02/01/2014
Promote wind and solarContinued ...
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Editorial: Property tax exemption audits good public policy
However the controversy over the tax-exempt status of the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau plays out, it has helped create some positive action.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 01/31/2014
We can’t drink oil.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Editorial: Expanding degree programs good for colleges, students
It’s not often — or not often enough — that common sense and the public good prevail over entrenched interests with the money and clout to lobby lawmakers.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 01/30/2014
Remove the crate; Can make a difference.Continued ...
Forum: Issue of abortion is a moral one
I don’t believe the abortion issue is only a Catholic issue or a Protestant issue or a Jewish issue or a political issue, or a social issue. Rather, I see this as a moral issue.Continued ...