- Sunday, July 13, 2014
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 ...
- Saturday, July 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/12/2014
The plight of bees; Yet another lawyer?Continued ...
Another View: Keep local gun boards in Michigan
It’s never been difficult to own firearms in Michigan, but you might think otherwise watching the majority of state lawmakers.Continued ...
Fact Check: Obama and amnesty for kids
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently emerged from observing Central American children being held at Lackland Air Force Base and declared related border crossings were surging because of a protective offer from President Barack Obama.Continued ...
Fact Check: Hobby Lobby unaware of what birth control previously offered
Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court victory over the federal government’s contraception rule set off a fast-breaking wave of punditry on national TV.Continued ...
- Poll: Should Light and Power sell the wind turbine on M-72?
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Editorial: Firm's offer to save turbine could be a winner for L&P
The price of anything, from a car to a carton of eggs, is only what someone is willing to pay for it. You can ask $50,000 for your used car until you turn blue, but you won’t get a dime unless you’re willing to face reality.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/11/2014
This is not 1954; In spite of Congress.Continued ...
Another View: Study suggests problem with shale gas wells
A recent study of leaks from shale gas wells raises more questions than it answers.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
Another View: Secret police have no place in Massachusetts
What if we told you that across Massachusetts there are law enforcement agencies serving as adjuncts to local police departments, armed with the most sophisticated and deadly weapons including armored vehicles and fully automatic firearms, trained in military-style tactics, conducting raids on private homes, making arrests and, if necessary, shooting and killing those they are attempting to detain?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/10/2014
Making lives hopeful; Machines of war.Continued ...
Phil Power: Ah, those glorious cherries
We’ve survived the Fourth of July, and are now entering into cherry season, one of the great glories of summer in Michigan.Continued ...
Editorial: Shelter ordinance can't be a long-term solution
There’s just no ignoring the growing number of homeless living on the streets in Traverse City. It’s a problem with no easy solution.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/09/2014
No call on ‘do not call’; Unfair double tax; Noise and pollution.Continued ...
Another View: Another 'victory' for corporate personhood
There is nothing particularly conservative about (the July 2) Supreme Court ruling excusing closely held corporations from a federal mandate to provide female employees with insurance coverage for certain forms of contraception.Continued ...
Another View: Don't promise flood help unless it's real
Much publicity occurs about help being on the way, but flood victims need honest answers.Continued ...
- Poll: Should commission change way it does evaluations of city manager, attorney?
- Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Editorial: City must adopt open system of evaluations
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ... you know the rest. So if evaluations of two of Traverse City’s top employees aren’t officially written down they don’t count and don’t need to be made public?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/08/2014
Has improved health; Legal but not logical.Continued ...
Forum: Carbon limits protect state's outdoor heritage
From family fishing trips to jobs supported by outdoor tourism, Michigan’s healthy wildlife and natural resources benefit all of us.Continued ...
- Monday, July 7, 2014
To Monsignor Steven Raica, who was named by Pope Francis to be Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.Continued ...