- Friday, February 28, 2014
Another View: Expanding gambling option falls flat
Perhaps it’s good that every now and then, government gains a glimpse of the real world.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS' degree/diploma idea could pay dividends
Ask a typical high school sophomore if he or she would be willing to put in a fifth year of high school and the answer is pretty predictable — “no.” Or perhaps something more forceful.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/27/2014
‘Heart’ the arts.Continued ...
Forum: Time we all celebrated Darwin Day
In case you missed, it, Happy Darwin Day.Continued ...
Phil Power: Make your voice heard for a better state
I don’t like it. Nobody does. But if you’re not the president of a big company, the head of a single-interest group, a powerful union or a bored billionaire, you don’t have much clout with our political system today.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/26/2014
No simple solution; Benishek beneficial.Continued ...
Another View: Medical pot statute still needs work
If more tolerance for marijuana use and even its limited legalization in some states are becoming a trend, Michigan’s experience has been much more problematic.Continued ...
Another View: Boehner, GOP hold key to immigration
On Jan. 30 House Speaker John Boehner said “the serious problems in our immigration system must be solved,” and highlighted his party’s intent to work in a “bipartisan manner” to fix it.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Editorial: Laughing, eating beat back cabin fever
If northern Michigan residents ever needed a good laugh, it was this winter. We’ve suffered through bone-cracking cold, heaps of snow, biting wind and more - that was just December.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/25/2014
Bad behavior; Get informed, involved.Continued ...
Another View: Response to propane shortage more than adequate
As Michigan has joined many of its neighboring states in struggling through a difficult propane shortage this winter, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder seems to have been particularly responsive.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
To a new ministry called Many Rooms launched by Family of Faith Lutheran Church, which has received Munson Medical Center’s Community Health Hero award.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/24/2014
What citizens want?Continued ...
- Sunday, February 23, 2014
Editorial: Tourism leaders off mark in assault on festival critics
For the record, those who question how much tourism is too much tourism are not anti-American; retirees have the right to speak; not embracing every “festival” that comes along does not make someone anti-tourism or anti-anything.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/23/2014
Address basic needs; Thanks for clean walks.Continued ...
Forum: Tranquility jeopardized by growth
“I thought as I sat there of the ancient admonition 'Be still and know that I am God' and knew that without stillness there can be no knowing, without divorcement from outside influences man cannot know what spirit means.”Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: UAW's future could be in question
Is the United Auto Workers union doomed? That may be a legitimate question, given the result of last week’s organizing vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.Continued ...
George Weeks: Ad war, ground war in U.S. Senate race
Michigan’s race between former two-term Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land of Kent County and third-term Congressman Gary Peters, D-Oakland County, is one of the nation’s most high-profile U. S. Senate battles.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/22/2014
Don’t fall victim.Continued ...
Another View: John Boehner spares GOP another black eye
Experience is a great teacher, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio seems to have learned a valuable lesson from the Republicans’ disastrous decision last fall to let the government shut down.Continued ...
Another View: Borrowing will increase, issues remain
Leadership in the Republican Party threw in the towel ... over any battle related to the nation’s debt ceiling.Continued ...
Fact Check: NRCC says Obamacare cuts very costly
Since the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans and their allies have claimed the Affordable Care Act slashes funding for Medicare, the federal healthcare program for seniors.Continued ...
Fact Check: Obamacare attack ad revives talking points
A new ad from national Republicans in the special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young features something old, something new, something borrowed, but not much that is true.Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Editorial: Stabenow, Benishek support long-awaited federal Farm Bill
The issue: Congress finally adopts a Farm Bill. Our view: Long-delayed law benefits northern Michigan.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/21/2014
Get it done.Continued ...