- Monday, December 2, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 12/02/2013
Keeping downtown vibrant; Prevention is best.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD can't defend bulging fund balance
To hear Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District superintendent Mike Hill tell it, his board members understand the plight of cash-strapped area school districts that want the ISD to share some of its wealth, but worry that the ISD has its own financial house to look after first.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/01/2013
Sky isn’t falling; Plan could backfire.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Auto bailout massive success
By the time the ball comes down in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, a big change will have taken place at General Motors.Continued ...
George Weeks: Wages, Obamacare loom in campaigns
Wages are an escalating economic and political issue across the country.|Wages are an escalating economic and political issue across the country. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has had worker protests on the issue. Democratic politicians are beating the drums for increases in the minimum wage. In Michigan, MarkContinued ...
On Thanksgivukkah, give thanks for religious freedom
By Charles C. Haynes The marketing frenzy surrounding "Thanksgivukkah" -- a term coined by a Massachusetts woman for this year's rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah -- reminds me of an old New Yorker cartoon: Leaning on the railing of a shiContinued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Did Obama team announce Iran deal to distract?
By PolitiFact.com Within hours of the United States announcing an initial nuclear deal with Iran on Nov. 23, 2013, a few critics of President Barack Obama began to muse publicly about whether the announcement was timed to distract the American publicContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/30/2013
Best salute possible; Global action needed.Continued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/29/2013
We can do both; The taxpayer paysContinued ...
Another View: Compromise on charitable gambling
Michigan's gaming regulators and a large number of Michigan charities are squared off over proposed changes in the rules that govern gambling events that provide funds for hundreds of community groups across the state. Compromise is in order. MembersContinued ...
Editorial: Address snow on downtown sidewalks
When you live in northern Lower Michigan, snow is part of the deal.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Editorial: FDR's words of 1941 just as true today
On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke about the role of the United States in a troubled world and about “four freedoms” that form the foundation of the democracy we know as the United States.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/28/2013
Judged by treatment; Wise up.Continued ...
Forum: Honoring loved ones during holidays
The holidays are approaching fast. As beautiful and as spiritual the holidays can be, when someone you love has died it can be one of the most difficult times of the year.Continued ...
Phil Power: Thanksgiving reflection time
Thanksgiving week is a time to remember, to reflect, to give thanks.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Editorial: Pension proposal deserves no-strings vote
The issue: Some GT Commissioners say their votes can be had on pension plan. Our view: This issue is too important to be decided by horse trading.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/27/2013
Consider another option; Pay close attention.Continued ...
Forum: Structuring collaborative partnerships
In this world of constant change, requirements for dealing with the contradictions that arise from today’s environment should encourage leadership in the public sector to think differently when structuring collaborative partnerships.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Editorial: Student loan debt weighs on best, brightest
The issue: Student loan debt tops $1.2 trillion. Our view: It’s a broken system that must be changed.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/26/2013
Waiting for apology; Gleaning an alternative.Continued ...
Forum: Unprecedented storms more of the norm
Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan were unprecedented storms in weather history, but neither was really a surprise.Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
To the organizers of Operation Christmas Child, which has delivered simple shoeboxes filled with small gifts and toys to more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries since 1993.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/25/2013
Left out accomplishments; See the bigger picture.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 24, 2013
Editorial: TC must keep promises to help Bijou succeed
Downtown Traverse City has come a long way since the Traverse City Film Festival refurbished and reopened the historic State Theatre in 2007.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/24/2013
Housing effort working; Not far enough.Continued ...