- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Another View: Protections needed with dangers lurking
Hardly a week goes by without multiple stories ... detailing the arrests, court proceedings, convictions or sentencings of individuals involved in sex crimes against children or young teens.Continued ...
Fact Check: Eric Cantor, the fry cook and the whopper
Did you hear the story about President Obama and the fry cook? House Majority Leader Eric Cantor did, but he got it wrong.Continued ...
Obama: More young adults covered
President Barack Obama touted the success of the Affordable Care Act after 7 million people enrolled in coverage on the marketplaces by the March 31 deadline. "Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of problems with the website, 7.1 milliContinued ...
- Friday, April 11, 2014
Editorial: Recent BATA changes put accountability first
The Bay Area Transportation Authority is undergoing some needed accountability changes that should improve service to some while rewarding others for playing by the rules.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/11/2014
Enabling the homeless.Continued ...
Forum: TC can't get bed tax, visitors centers can
I am writing to comment on the March 29 Another View: “Local tax a local windfall” about Franklin County in New York state seeking state approval to impose a bed tax on hotels and motels in that county, and your Online Poll question asking readers whether such a tax is a good idea.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 04/10/2014
Makes problem worse; Let tourists join in; A positive influence.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 04/09/2014
No need to name school; Much ado about nothing.Continued ...
Another View: Expedite appeals on same-sex marriage issue
If there’s anything Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the advocacy groups pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in the state can agree on, it’s that the judicial system should make a decision on this emotional and divisive issue quickly.Continued ...
Another View: Financial failings in education create concerns
We think it’s safe to say that taxpayers have high expectations of public school systems.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Editorial: Road Commission can't pretend there isn't work
The issue: GT Road Commission lays off 17 as it gives raises to others. Our view: There’s no lack of potholes to be filled.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/08/2014
Pressure-check pipelines.Continued ...
Another View: Be prepared, ready for severe weather
Gov. Rick Snyder has declared April 6 through April 12 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.Continued ...
- Monday, April 7, 2014
To the Natural Resources Trust Fund, which is expected to pour more than $5 million into public recreation sites in the region.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/07/2014
Look inward; Parkinson’s support.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 6, 2014
Editorial: Growing inmate population key to any talk of new jail
Before Grand Traverse County officials expend a lot of time and energy toward justifying a new $30 million jail, they need to answer some essential questions:Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/06/2014
Sad, disheartening; Can’t afford to wait; Reputation damaged.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Cavanagh to follow tradition of public service
Phil Cavanagh was, literally, a newborn baby when his own father faced his first election.Continued ...
George Weeks: Gender, geography balance on Dem ticket
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, a former state legislator and congressman from Battle Creek, made a politically smart move on gender and geography in selecting Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, a two-term ex-state representative, as his running mate.Continued ...
Another View: Making electricity deregulation work
We’re all about paying less for electricity, but we’re unconvinced that a bill pending in the Michigan House would lead to lower bills, and we’re satisfied to see this legislation on a slow track.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 04/05/2014
Be patient, persistent; Who profits?Continued ...
Another View: End driver responsibility fee money grab
We can all debate what the role of state government should be, but one thing it definitely shouldn’t be doing is imposing criminal penalties just to raise revenue.Continued ...
Fact Check: Misleading anti-Obamacare ad in Michigan
Americans for Prosperity’s latest anecdotal TV ad attacking the Affordable Care Act features a Michigan mom who says her family’s “new plan is not affordable at all” and that the law is “destroying the middle class.”Continued ...
Another View: No one is immune to telephone scams
In many ways, those of us who choose to live here are insulated, to an extent, from some of the problems that seem to plague larger cities.Continued ...
Fact Check: Climate change musical funded by $700K grant
Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, whose district stretches from San Antonio north into Austin, recently pressed an official about the government bankrolling a musical.Continued ...