- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 03/26/2014
Per diems self-serving; Don’t waste more time.Continued ...
Another View: DNR land swap deal provides a rare win-win
A 160-acre land swap approved March 13 by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh provides a great win-win situation for the public and Dean Oswald, the owner of the popular Oswald’s Bear Ranch, the largest bear ranch in the country.Continued ...
Another View: Did CIA keep tabs on legislative branch?
It’s hard to know what to make of claims the CIA spied on U.S. Senate staffers.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Editorial: County needs to let public in on Power Island plans
Peninsula Township officials are probably not the only ones caught off-guard by a Grand Traverse County proposal for the township to take over operations of Power Island. County residents may be surprised the county's most high-profile recreation assContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/25/2014
Don’t need walkways.Continued ...
- Monday, March 24, 2014
To Traverse City’s Frank Hagerty, who with his wife Louise co-founded Hagerty Insurance in 1984. Frank Hagerty died at age 79 last week after a battle with cancer. The couple founded Hagerty in 1984 after they couldn’t find insurance for their wooden boats.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/24/2014
To diminish inequality.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 23, 2014
Editorial: Tinkering with system makes no sense
When Michigan voters approved Proposal A in 1994, a key element was the homestead property exemption, which gave the owners of “homestead” properties — “the one place where a person has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home to which, whenever absent he or she intends to return …” an exemption on 18 mills of property taxes.Continued ...
Editorial: Twin Lakes demands creativity
Grand Traverse Parks and Recreation officials would probably love to be rid of Twin Lakes Park and in particular North Twin Lake. There have been three drownings at North Twin in the past four years, including the death of 17-year-old Owen Williamson last May.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/23/2014
Set our goals high; Clean up after pets; The world will suffer.Continued ...
Forum: Fat bikes don’t belong on groomed Vasa trail
The Vasa is Traverse City’s cherished ski trail. Starting in the 1980s George Lombard led the effort to create it.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Wayne State vs. Yale
Nobody would compare Wayne State University with Yale. But in one area — research into at-risk pregnancies — Detroit’s huge state university outranks the Ivy League school.Continued ...
George Weeks: Aggressive Lon Johnson’s 1st year as chair
When unseated 13 months ago, Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer was the party’s longest-serving chair in the nation and second to none in aggressively carrying the partisan fight across his state. He was a regular in crashing GOP confabs on Mackinac Island.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 03/22/2014
Seek the facts.Continued ...
Another View: Facebook finally takes a stand on gun sales
Facebook’s ban on some gun sales is a small but important step in limiting illegal online gun sales.Continued ...
Another View: Not time to cut funding for Great Lakes
Mother Nature gets credit for a big assist in the fight to keep the Great Lakes healthy, with ice coverage now topping 92 percent for the first time in nearly four decades.Continued ...
Fact Check: Boehner says Obamacare has resulted in a 'net loss' of insured
Reporter: “Mr. Speaker, you said a minute ago there are fewer people today with health insurance than when the law was passed. I want to make sure I understand. You’re saying that Obamacare has resulted in a net loss of insurance?”Continued ...
Fact Check: NAACP says African-Americans targeted
While there’s a growing debate over whether to legalize marijuana, some are troubled by what they see as unfairness in enforcement of existing laws.Continued ...
- Friday, March 21, 2014
Editorial: New strategies, resolve needed to halt Asian carp
When — “if” seems way too optimistic — Asian carp finally take hold in the Great Lakes and the sport fishing and recreational boating industries have taken billion-dollar hits, remember Richard Durbin, Mark Kirk, Daniel Coats and Joe Donnelly.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/21/2014
A regional challenge.Continued ...
Forum: Make government transparent, accountable
Michigan’s Freedom of Information Week is a great time to let folks know about how accountable and responsible their governments are at the state, county and local level.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Editorial: Lawmakers have chance to be adults in room
Spring is in the air, and pretty soon it’s going to be followed by bottle rockets, Roman Candles and all kinds of other things that go boom — usually in the dead of night.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/20/2014
So deal with it.Continued ...
Another View: Raise Minnesota's minimum wage reasonably
A reasonable minimum wage increase will not likely significantly impact jobs and will boost workers and the economy.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 03/19/2014
Using the science; Seek the facts.Continued ...