- Thursday, July 10, 2014
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 ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/07/2014
It’s gonna cost ya; Make your voice heard.Continued ...
- Poll: Should TC schools allow teachers, administrators to be armed?
- Sunday, July 6, 2014
Editorial: TC schools right to reject idea of arming teachers
Traverse City public schools officials are right — and almost certainly reflect the wishes of the great majority of district parents — to distance the district from a county sheriff deputy’s proposal to get teachers, administrators and other employees to volunteer for 40 hours of concealed weapons training so they can carry firearms in schools.Continued ...
Editorial: Time again to play host
It’s time to roll out the welcome mat, remember our manners and play host to what sometimes feels like a human tide.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/06/2014
Wind can power economy; A fear-minded approach.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Could Warren Evans rescue Wayne County?
Normally, few people outside the Detroit area know or care who the Wayne County executive — a sort of super-mayor — might be.Continued ...
Forum: Extend Heritage Trail along CR 669 to Good Harbor Bay
With the completion of the multi-use Heritage Recreational Trail from the Dune Climb to Empire, the focus now turns to constructing the trail eastward from Glen Arbor. We highly encourage the construction of the Heritage Trail northward from M-22 along CR 669 to Good Harbor Beach, using federally owned land that avoids traversing private property.Continued ...
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 ...