- Sunday, February 16, 2014
Jack Lessenberry: Ex-Congressman Bill Broomfield
For many years, much of Detroit’s northern suburbs were represented in Congress by Bill Broomfield, a gentle, self-effacing man who rose to become ranking minority member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.Continued ...
George Weeks: Conservation ratings for state lawmakers
Michigan Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are among U.S. senators atop the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard released last week by the League of Conservation Voters.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/15/2014
Look at the church; Give animals shelter.Continued ...
Another View: School week should be a local decision
As long as school districts make sure academic achievement is the primary goal, the state shouldn’t discourage four-day school weeks.Continued ...
Another View: Sentencing reform is needed now
No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. How does that grab you?Continued ...
Fact Check: Girl Scouts not idolizing pro-abortion icons
Think twice about buying Girl Scout cookies, a national group urges, because participating girls are taught to admire “pro-abortion women.”Continued ...
Fact Check: Health care law and firefighters
New guidelines from the U.S. Treasury Department are giving some employers more time to get insurance for their workers before facing a penalty.Continued ...
- Friday, February 14, 2014
Editorial: NMC helicopter program builds on recent success
The issue: Northwestern Michigan College adds helicopter training. Our view: Recent success of aviation program is worth building on.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/14/2014
The same goal; So thankful.Continued ...
Forum: Autistic Peer Mentoring program
Recently my wife, myself, and another parent were invited to speak with 24 students who are involved in the Autistic Peer Mentoring program at Traverse City West Senior High.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Editorial: Coast Guard group's proposal must fly through city's hoops
The issue: Coast Guard group wants to erect helicopter sculpture. Our view: It’s time to follow city’s public art policy.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/13/2014
Beware the camel; Don’t call back.Continued ...
Phil Power: Budget proposals a step in the right direction
Reflections on Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for our next fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1 …Continued ...
Another View: Politicians point fingers, don’t admit discord
Anyone expecting immigration reform out of Washington should be prepared to wait. For a very long time.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/12/2014
No clue about liberties; Munson ‘exceptional’.Continued ...
Another View: Surplus serves both policy and politics
Spreading Michigan’s budget surplus to cover as many bases as possible seems to be the goal of Gov. Rick Snyder’s final first-term spending plan, while not-so-subtly answering the demands of election year politics.Continued ...
Another View: Funds should be allocated for intended purpose
It seemed like a good idea at the time: levying a small tax on each gallon of gasoline sold in our state to deal with the costs of removing leaking underground gasoline tanks and cleaning contaminated soil around them.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Editorial: Open Space fee changes a start, but more needed
The issue: Traverse City has raised fees for Open Space festivals. Our view: It’s a good start, but there’s tweaking to do.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/11/2014
Trade agreements; No ‘Air Walk’.Continued ...
Another View: We still love 'em, yeah, yeah, yeah
Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the “British invasion.” That’s when the four mop-haired lads from across the pond appeared on the most popular variety TV show in America at that time, “The Ed Sullivan Show.”Continued ...
- Monday, February 10, 2014
To the Special Olympics of Michigan, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort and Howe Ice Arena at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center for making the 2014 Special Olympics possible.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/10/2014
Ideas an awakening.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 9, 2014
Editorial: Law enforcement app raises many questions
Let the user beware. That’s an apt warning for anyone who might consider adding a smartphone app newly embraced by Grand Traverse County sheriff’s officials who contend they want to expand communications between the department and public.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/09/2014
Above and beyond; Buy certified organic.Continued ...
Forum: Safe Harbor's building proposal
The Grand Traverse region needs to approach homelessness by furthering the plan to end it.Continued ...