- Sunday, November 10, 2013
Jack Lessenberry: Benson to run hard race for Congress
There’s no doubt that Jocelyn Benson has a stunning record of accomplishment - or that she is one of the potentially hottest political properties in Michigan.Continued ...
George Weeks: Looking at Snyder, Benishek and Senate Races
With the 2014 election just less than a year away, there were interesting developments last week in Michigan’s gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and the northernmost Congressional race.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/09/2013
Change redistricting; Support carbon fee.Continued ...
Fact Check: Obama said you could keep your plan, right?
Barack Obama says that what he’d said was you could keep your plan ‘if it hasn’t changed since the law passed’. Our ruling: Pants on fireContinued ...
Another View: Local cities could reap riches from drilling
Rochester has lost out for now on an opportunity that could enrich both residents and its government coffers, allowing a misinformation campaign to scare off two Traverse City-based engineering companies that wanted to lease mineral rights on public land.Continued ...
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Editorial: State says system will help info exchange
The issue: State working to create medical info hubs. Our view: It's all about learning to communicate.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/08/2013
A waste of resources; Not missing robo-calls.Continued ...
Forum: Way for everyone to play on same field
After reading the Oct. 25 editorial about the tricky business of granting access to the Civic Center fields and the championing of local taxpayers rights, I feel compelled to set the record straight on several counts.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Editorial: Greater priority to in-car videos
The issue: Video camera in police car involved in Estes arrest wasn't working. Our view: It wasn't crucial this time, but system must be reliable.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/07/2013
Light up the waterfront; Will carry on research.Continued ...
Forum: Emphasis must be on 'we' society
A forum on gun violence was held Oct. 7. Please watch it on Up North TV:Continued ...
Phil Power: Judge O'Meara makes world better place
Last week I drove to the Federal Building in downtown Ann Arbor, and waited while the big black security gate slid open.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/06/2013
Look at alternatives; Kudos for tree work.Continued ...
Forum: Permanently protect state's special places
Many of us know this line from a classic 70’s song “… you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”Continued ...
Another View: NSA’s intelligence gathering not very smart
It’s hardly a secret that nations gather intelligence on each other. That’s true of friends and adversaries.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Editorial: Taxpayers can't afford more brownfield welfare
The issue: Brownfield Authority awards more than $625,000. Our view: Program has morphed into developer welfare.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/05/2013
Start of a solution; Just hire Al Gore; Truth on a noose.Continued ...
Another View: Make quality focus of school ratings
Two well-worn bits of advice seem appropriate regarding the next bit of angst over improving and monitoring Michigan’s K-12 public schools.Continued ...
- Monday, November 4, 2013
To journalist and civic activist Ken Parker, who died last week at age 99. Parker was also an author and a driving force behind both the Old Town Playhouse and the new Traverse City library.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/04/2013
Police should tell them; Column didn’t help; When is enough?Continued ...
- Sunday, November 3, 2013
Record-Eagle's Nov. 5 school, TC endorsements
Traverse City Area Public Schools has created a pair of bond requests that meet critical, ongoing infrastructure and technology needs at a reasonable cost to taxpayers.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/3/2013
Why not ‘do no harm’; Claims were in error.Continued ...
Forum: Acknowledge role in Brown Bridge disaster
In response to our forefathers’ Brown Bridge Dam assault, the Boardman River, as if offering its forgiveness, adapted into the beautiful Brown Bridge Pond.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Politics makes complex alliances
Back in the 1970s, legislatures all over the nation moved to enact laws to give citizens the most complete access possible to government records.Continued ...
George Weeks: Mich. has key roles on Capitol Hill
In a sense, it was Michigan Week on Capitol Hill as two state lawmakers led watchdog committees hearings on health care “glitches,” another was key on current major national security issues, and three sought a solution on food stamps.Continued ...