- Friday, July 18, 2014
Another View: Proposal 1 a good idea for everyone
Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is a rare accomplishment for Michigan. If it’s approved by voters, it will kill an anti-competitive business tax without increasing taxes for other Michiganians, while ensuring local governments and school districts don’t suffer any revenue losses.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
- Poll: Should officials set policy for how county employees can use social media?
Letters to the Editor: 07/18/2014
A lifetime of service; No guns in schools.Continued ...
Editorial: Social media rules can help prevent missteps
First it was handwritten notes and letters, then telegrams, faxes and emails, Facebook postings and tweets, and who knows what else.Continued ...
Editorial: No time for the DNR to back off launch plan
Back in March of 2013 Grand Traverse-area boaters got a present — or a promise of a present, anyway — from the state Department of Natural Resources. Now it looks like a last-minute change could sink the whole thing.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/17/2014
Mother of all issues; An attack on women.Continued ...
Another View: Gridlock harming brain-damaged veterans
Veterans are being ousted from their therapeutic group homes because of political gridlock in Congress.Continued ...
Phil Power: Alert, aggressive media vital to future
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The recent Detroit Free Press series on charter schools in Michigan illustrates perfectly just how vital an alert and aggressive news media is to the future of our state.Continued ...
- Poll: Should DNR follow through, create new Old Mission boat launch?
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/16/2014
Who is our neighbor?; Doesn’t speak for all.Continued ...
Forum: Together we can create a liveable future
Citizens’ Climate Lobby has changed my view of our government. Spending time recently in Washington, D.C., lobbying for climate change legislation transformed my thinking from having given up on the federal government to realizing I am part of this thing we call democracy.Continued ...
Another View: Low college readiness cause for grave concern
It is past time for Michigan’s citizens and policy makers to acknowledge the crisis looming in the state’s future: the state’s public schools are failing to educate the next generation of Michiganders.Continued ...
- 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 ...