- Sunday, July 6, 2014
George Weeks: Benishek and Cannon address VA mess
Among Michigan’s 14 congressional districts, none has current candidates of both parties with the backgound to address the mess in the Veterans Administration as those in the 1st District that spans both peninsulas.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 5, 2014
Fact Check: Spinning stats on school shootings
By Alexander Nachtfactcheck.orgQ: Have there been 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut?A: No. The group making this claim uses a broad definition that more than doubles the number of school shootings.FULL QUESTIContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/05/2014
Stop shelter initiative.Continued ...
Another View: Are we drugging our drinking water?
Disposal and usage of certain consumer products has an immediate impact on the quality of our drinking water.Continued ...
Another View: IRS investigation needs someone with integrity
Howard Baker, the Republican former senator from Tennessee who died Thursday, was a man of great honesty and integrity. In 1973, he was the ranking Republican on the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate scandal embroiling the Nixon administration.Continued ...
Fact Check: How many billionaires support political parties?
By Lauren CarrollPolitiFact.comRecently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has been on a crusade against what he believes is undue influence from wealthy individuals and corporations in campaigns, enabled in part by Supreme Court decisions iContinued ...
- Friday, July 4, 2014
Editorial: Bill of Rights remains bedrock of freedom
As we celebrate the nation’s birthday today and think about what it means to be an American, it is appropriate to remember that we are a nation of laws, founded on a philosophy of defined freedoms.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/04/2014
Outstanding VA care; Restrict 'open carry.'Continued ...
- Poll: Would you vote to ratify the Bill of Rights?
- Thursday, July 3, 2014
Editorial: City needs to create a policy for public art
Some Traverse City officials apparently didn’t learn a thing from the “Time Myth” fiasco of just a few years ago.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/03/2014
War on CO2.Continued ...
Another View: Boehner, House refuse to take action
House Speaker John Boehner says he plans to file suit against President Obama for overreaching his authority.Continued ...
- Poll: Should TC create policy to decide on public art requests?
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 07/02/2014
No charge to you?Continued ...
Another View: Legislature helps, hurts public schools in state
The Michigan Legislature passed so many bills in so little time before rushing off to its summer recess earlier this month that journalists and, we suspect, some legislators as well, could barely keep track of what was going on. After the dust cleareContinued ...
Forum: We the people can change the system
The biggest priority in this country is to improve the economy by creating more living-wage jobs and making affordable the education and job training needed to secure those jobs.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Appearances do matter
WASHINGTON — Dear Secretary Clinton,Please consider this in the nature of a friendly intervention. You have a money problem. It’s time to deal with it before it gets worse.Actually, you have two money problems. The first is how you talk about it. TheContinued ...
- Monday, June 30, 2014
n To Disability Network Northern Michigan, the city of Traverse City and beaches and parks across the region, including Clinch Park, Keith J. Charters State Park, Petoskey State Park Beach and Boyne City’s Whiting Park Beach and Alanson’s Camp PetoseContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/30/2014
Voting counts.Continued ...
- Poll: Should Brownfield officials grant Munson Avenue project a $7.8 million tax break?
- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Editorial: Munson Ave. project must offer more low-rent options
Affordable housing has been on the front burner in the Traverse City area a lot lately, and for good reason.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Mich. GOP gerrymander sets stage for Dems' drama
Here’s what we know for sure about Michigan’s Fourteenth Congressional district, one of the most bizarrely shaped in the entire country: Next year it will replace its current white congressman with an African-American one.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/29/2014
Not listening; Making a decision.Continued ...
George Weeks: Levin, Stabenow tout Great Lakes sanctuaries
Michigan’s top three statewide officeholders have a solid record in bipartisan national politics of working with neighboring states on Great Lakes issues.Continued ...
Forum: Employ those with mental illness
Employment is a source of pride for many people in our society — it instills a sense of community, provides a connection to the world around us and gives us the satisfaction of a job well done.Continued ...