- Monday, November 18, 2013
To the legion of area food pantries, whose officials and volunteers do yeoman’s work to fend off the effects of unemployment, underemployment, homelessness and other maladies that intensified during the Great Recession and doggedly hang on today.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/18/2013
‘Personhood’ an error; Gift horse.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 17, 2013
Editorial: TCAPS' time for soul-searching
Traverse City Area Public Schools officials understandably are down in the dumps since district voters’ Nov. 5 rejection of a bond proposal intended for major reconstruction and other upgrades at local schools.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/17/2013
Diagnosis not valid; Defeat mind-boggling.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Desperate times call for Duggan?
By now, everyone knows that the black voters of the nation’s most troubled city decisively elected a white mayor this month. What nobody knows is what happens next.Continued ...
George Weeks: Mich. leader in dark money politics
Last week, President Barack Obama fessed up that he “fumbled the rollout” of ObamaCare. Michigan’s government lacks such candor about failure to roll out transparency on campaign finance.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Fact Check: Vet in your classroom attempts a mass shooting
Website claims Obama administration hands out pamphlet to help counter veterans shooting up classrooms. Our ruling: Pants on fire On Nov. 12, a blog called Mr. Conservative posted an alarming headline -- especially so given that it was just one day aContinued ...
Fact Check: Christie said teacher school funding is highest it's ever been
Chris Christie tells teacher school funding is highest it's ever been. Chris Christie's heard the complaints often. He cut education funding. He supports charter schools. He's hard on teachers, and his quest for tenure and other reforms is over theContinued ...
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Editorial: Holiday need matched by generosity
The issue: Food pantry demand will peak at holidays. Our view: But so does region’s giving.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/15/2013
System needs overhaul; Some observations.Continued ...
Another View: Why place NFL players on pedestal?
Pro football has never been more popular, but our society is beginning to have serious discussions about the game and its future.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/14/2013
Follow the money; Mayor should resign.Continued ...
Forum: Cancer Treatment Fairness Act needs to be passed
On behalf of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (“MSHO”), we encourage the Michigan Legislature to pass House Bill 4751, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act.Continued ...
Phil Power: Look hard at legacy costs
I think it was around six years ago when I first heard faint rumblings about a coming financial tidal wave that was going to break over our cities, townships and villages, bringing with it the risk of a new civil war between retirees and taxpayers.Continued ...
Another View: Winter not time for life in fast lane
Many people say the pace of life in the U.P. is slower. That may not be the case for U.P. motorists traveling on winter roads.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Editorial: Aid slowdowns hit those most in need
The issue: State again slow to help with heating aid. Our view: Michigan residents have helped in the past, and would again.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/13/2013
Obama is no JFK; Protecting resources.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
To the Traverse City History Center for hosting a World War II display to commemorate experiences like those of veteran Bill Steffler, 91, who served in the 103rd Infantry Division, 928th Field Artillery.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/12/2013
Planting a seed.Continued ...
Taylor Armerding: Most can afford smaller increases in Social Security
Let’s have an honest conversation about Social Security. Just kidding.Continued ...
- Monday, November 11, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/11/2013
Do me a favor; Sensible gun control; Chicago-type politics.Continued ...
Celebrating Veterans Day
Anybody who lived through the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations of the 1960s and early 1970s recalls, with disgust, that many U.S. servicemen returning from the combat zone in Southeast Asia were spat on, insulted and sometimes even physically assaulteContinued ...
- Sunday, November 10, 2013
Editorial: Taxpayers deserve truth about splash pad
The issue: Traverse City gets initial report on splash pad fiasco. Our view: City must pursue a third-party report and act accordingly.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/10/2013
Climate change a threat; Should be a surplus.Continued ...
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 ...