- 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 ...
- 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 ...
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Editorial: Parking space dining idea needs a real-world tryout
They may get an "A" for effort and creativity, but some would likely flunk them on the common-sense test. The latest idea in downtown dining is to allow restaurateurs to convert parking spaces in front of their businesses into sidewalk cafes.Continued ...
- Monday, March 17, 2014
To area parents who took part in Grand Traverse Academy’s annual “A Day in the Life of a Kindergartner” program, meant to give the parents of children who are starting kindergarten in the fall a first-hand look at what it’s like in a kindergarten classroom at the charter school.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 16, 2014
Editorial: Public notices are effective
Every year (and 2014 is no exception) some lawmaker somewhere trots out legislation that would allow local governments to take over the job of publishing public notices on their own web sites, in newsletters or in some other obscure way.Continued ...
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Editorial: A perfect time for Snyder to order fracking analysis
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder deserves a lot of credit for proposing to spend more than $100 million on a year-long effort to protect and restore Michigan’s vast water resource, the greatest in the nation.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Editorial: Housing Commission overdoes cuts in reaction to sequester
It’s not often a local government faces criticism for being too conservative with public money or going too far in limiting spending.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Editorial: Plan to power Northport with sun, wind worth try
It’s one thing to debate the merits of renewable energy like wind and solar power. But it’s rare to see the concept put to a real-world test like the one planned for Northport.Continued ...
- Monday, March 10, 2014
To child care providers across the region who have scrambled to take in children for the day when area school districts have closed because of bad winter weather.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 9, 2014
Editorial: Years of effort, commitment created Sleeping Bear plan
Back in 2002 the National Park Service decided that about half of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore needed additional protection against development, vehicle traffic and commercial activity.Continued ...
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Editorial: Beach testing grant exposes state's lack of commitment
The issue: GT Band to fund beach testing program for 2014. Our view: Grant points up state's failure to act.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Editorial: County board must codify what counts as per diem
The issue: GT board can’t agree on per diem payments. Our view: It’s another case of a flawed policy.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Editorial: Leaf pickup decision won't settle privatization debate
The issue: TC commissioners reject privatization idea. Our view: The debate is likely not over.Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
To the House of Doggs and owners Nick and Autumn McAllister, who won a Food Network “Food Court Wars” reality television competition against Traverse City food entrepreneurs Matts’ Beignets.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
Editorial: Settling public comment suit hardly a conversion
The headline was promising: “Grand Traverse County settles open meetings lawsuit.” The rest of the story, however, brought on that all-too-familiar exasperation with the powers that be.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS' degree/diploma idea could pay dividends
Ask a typical high school sophomore if he or she would be willing to put in a fifth year of high school and the answer is pretty predictable — “no.” Or perhaps something more forceful.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Editorial: Laughing, eating beat back cabin fever
If northern Michigan residents ever needed a good laugh, it was this winter. We’ve suffered through bone-cracking cold, heaps of snow, biting wind and more - that was just December.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
To a new ministry called Many Rooms launched by Family of Faith Lutheran Church, which has received Munson Medical Center’s Community Health Hero award.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 23, 2014
Editorial: Tourism leaders off mark in assault on festival critics
For the record, those who question how much tourism is too much tourism are not anti-American; retirees have the right to speak; not embracing every “festival” that comes along does not make someone anti-tourism or anti-anything.Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Editorial: Stabenow, Benishek support long-awaited federal Farm Bill
The issue: Congress finally adopts a Farm Bill. Our view: Long-delayed law benefits northern Michigan.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Editorial: L&P can't justify $35K for lobbying efforts
It’s called a lot of things, from lobbying to schmoozing. Whatever the name, it’s not the kind of thing local government should be spending money on.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Editorial: TC can help nonprofits transform coal dock
It’s not often local leaders get a chance to make decisions that residents 50 years from now will remember.Continued ...
- Monday, February 17, 2014
To the nonprofit Dream Foundation, a group that fulfills wishes of adults who face life-threatening illnesses, which paid for Sarah Hammond of Traverse City to fly to Hawaii to spend two weeks with her mother Jean Hammond, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and has only a few months to live.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 16, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS right to buy time to find building solutions
After two consecutive defeats at the polls, one by just 250 votes, Traverse City Area Public Schools officials could be excused if they took a “you asked for it” approach and closed elementary buildings in desperate need of repair or replacement.Continued ...
- Friday, February 14, 2014
Editorial: NMC helicopter program builds on recent success
The issue: Northwestern Michigan College adds helicopter training. Our view: Recent success of aviation program is worth building on.Continued ...