- Sunday, February 23, 2014
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 ...
Forum: Creating Dann’s House
StonesHouse, Inc., a local nonprofit committed to helping communities develop recovery residences, was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health to open Dann’s House.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Editorial: L&P can't justify $35K for lobbying efforts
It’s called a lot of things, from lobbying to schmoozing. Whatever the name, it’s not the kind of thing local government should be spending money on.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/20/2014
Congress can deliver; Quit the demonizing.Continued ...
Forum: Energy efficiency pays off in many ways
These sub-zero temperatures have been challenging for all of us.Continued ...
Phil Power: Time to start looking heresy in the eyes
"What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Among other things, this famous Zen riddle suggests that some problems are extremely complex — and may require more than one approach to a solution.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/19/2014
Why so difficult?; Working for schools.Continued ...
Another View: Don’t let propane crisis happen again
Many of our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula are facing a real crisis this winter, caused by both man and nature, the astronomical price hikes for propane are causing hardship across the country ...Continued ...
Another View: To reward work, increase the minimum wage
Congress should raise the minimum wage to make sure work is worthwhile for all Americans.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Editorial: TC can help nonprofits transform coal dock
It’s not often local leaders get a chance to make decisions that residents 50 years from now will remember.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/18/2014
Get kids on track.Continued ...
Another View: Stance of CVS worth imitating
Lots of products are sold in today’s drugstores that may not be considered very healthy, including junk food and sugar-packed soda, but CVS Caremark’s recent announcement that it will drop the sale of tobacco makes loads of sense for a business looking to work more closely with health providers.Continued ...
Another View: Why punish mentally ill defendant?
If Ingham County voters are perplexed by the propensity of their prosecuting attorneys to pursue vulnerable defendants who later turn out to be innocent, one can hardly blame them.Continued ...
- Monday, February 17, 2014
To the nonprofit Dream Foundation, a group that fulfills wishes of adults who face life-threatening illnesses, which paid for Sarah Hammond of Traverse City to fly to Hawaii to spend two weeks with her mother Jean Hammond, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and has only a few months to live.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/17/2014
Nerd on deck?; New seniors.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 16, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS right to buy time to find building solutions
After two consecutive defeats at the polls, one by just 250 votes, Traverse City Area Public Schools officials could be excused if they took a “you asked for it” approach and closed elementary buildings in desperate need of repair or replacement.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/16/2014
Doesn’t fit the picture; Most fair and efficient.Continued ...
Forum: Traverse City has a dilemma
Traverse City has a dilemma. Recent city commissions and administrations have been so financially prudent that a surplus of your tax dollars have collected in our savings accounts.Continued ...