- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Editorial: Experience must count for much in pier project
We’ve been here and done this before. By this time, we hope local officials have learned the lessons that will keep Traverse City’s proposed fishing/sightseeing pier from walking the same path that at least two recent public projects have taken.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/15/2014
Thanks for air show; No local insurance.Continued ...
Another View: Vote no on Missouri’s Amendment 1
Proponents of Amendment 1 — the Right to Farm Act — have not made their case.Continued ...
- Poll: Experience deciding factor in picking fishing pier consultant?
- Monday, July 14, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/14/2014
Government not a business; This is not Dodge City.Continued ...
- Poll: Should the city continue to enforce its 'busking' ordinance?
To the Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival, which drew more than 90 entries that, after editing, provided a three-and-a-half-hour screening at the Leelanau Community Cultural Center.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 13, 2014
Editorial: Street performer ordinance arose on busy sidewalks
This is not government at its warmest and fuzziest — if there is such a thing. But sometimes looking like a bully is the price of doing business.Continued ...
Editorial: City, festival need to talk trash
When Traverse City and National Cherry Festival officials meet this fall to do a post-mortem on the festival and talk about its future, there absolutely must be some trash talk.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/13/2014
Verbal poison; Fireworks can traumatize.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Can Land reverse momentum in campaign polls?
When it comes to politics, things are never over till they are over, especially perhaps in Michigan.Continued ...
Forum: Vote 'yes' on Prop 1 on Aug. 5
The range and depth of support for Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 statewide ballot is impressive.Continued ...
George Weeks: League of Conservation Voters acts on two fronts
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, which in recent years has shown growing clout in politics, last week exercised it on two fronts, especially in northern Michigan, where it made two of its only three endorsements in legislative primaries.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/12/2014
The plight of bees; Yet another lawyer?Continued ...
Another View: Keep local gun boards in Michigan
It’s never been difficult to own firearms in Michigan, but you might think otherwise watching the majority of state lawmakers.Continued ...
Fact Check: Obama and amnesty for kids
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently emerged from observing Central American children being held at Lackland Air Force Base and declared related border crossings were surging because of a protective offer from President Barack Obama.Continued ...
Fact Check: Hobby Lobby unaware of what birth control previously offered
Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court victory over the federal government’s contraception rule set off a fast-breaking wave of punditry on national TV.Continued ...
- Poll: Should Light and Power sell the wind turbine on M-72?
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Editorial: Firm's offer to save turbine could be a winner for L&P
The price of anything, from a car to a carton of eggs, is only what someone is willing to pay for it. You can ask $50,000 for your used car until you turn blue, but you won’t get a dime unless you’re willing to face reality.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/11/2014
This is not 1954; In spite of Congress.Continued ...
Another View: Study suggests problem with shale gas wells
A recent study of leaks from shale gas wells raises more questions than it answers.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
Another View: Secret police have no place in Massachusetts
What if we told you that across Massachusetts there are law enforcement agencies serving as adjuncts to local police departments, armed with the most sophisticated and deadly weapons including armored vehicles and fully automatic firearms, trained in military-style tactics, conducting raids on private homes, making arrests and, if necessary, shooting and killing those they are attempting to detain?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/10/2014
Making lives hopeful; Machines of war.Continued ...
Phil Power: Ah, those glorious cherries
We’ve survived the Fourth of July, and are now entering into cherry season, one of the great glories of summer in Michigan.Continued ...
Editorial: Shelter ordinance can't be a long-term solution
There’s just no ignoring the growing number of homeless living on the streets in Traverse City. It’s a problem with no easy solution.Continued ...