- Thursday, February 13, 2014
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 ...
Jack Lessenberry: Implications beyond Detroit
For thousands who spent their lives working for the city of Detroit, the main issue is their pensions. Will they be cut? And if so, by how much?Continued ...
George Weeks: MSU right place to sign farm bill
President Barack Obama’s signing of the five-year farm bill at Michigan State University Friday underscored Michigan’s role on the world agricultural scene and MSU’s contribution to it.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
Letters to the Editor: 02/08/2014
Liabilities to worry about.Continued ...
Another View: Kansas needs to find a way to invest in students
The most painful injuries are usually the self-inflicted ones. It’s one thing to suffer a painful injury. But when we cause our own injury, the extra feelings of stupidity and regret rub salt in our wounds.Continued ...
Another View: New anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens
If you want to stop people from smoking, the best bet is to target them while they are young.Continued ...
Fact Check: Technical foul on Snyder
Who: Rick Snyder for Michigan. What: “Michigan’s Comeback Kid,” a television ad first aired during the Super Bowl promoting Rick Snyder for governor.Continued ...
Fact Check: Technical foul on Dem ad slamming Snyder
Who: Democratic Governors Association. What : The Difference,” a television ad promoting Mark Schauer for governor.Continued ...
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Editorial: Congress finally has chance to take action on carp
At long last, there is legislation before Congress that would force the federal government to physically cut links in Chicago waterways between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River system to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/07/2014
Carbon tax essential.Continued ...
Forum: TCL&P, TCSaves and what it means to you
Recently the Traverse City Light & Power Board and staff completed a six-month strategic planning process which identified many areas of focus for the utility, one of which is energy efficiency.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Editorial: History Center must choose wisely to ensure solid future
Traverse City’s History Center has seen a lot over its nearly 112 years, but the latest news has not been good.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 02/06/2014
Continue looking; How would Bush rate?Continued ...