- 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 ...
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Power to the people, GT style
Power Island has always been so tantalizingly close and yet so far away.Sitting 6.5 miles out in West Grand Traverse Bay, the 200-acre island, which is owned and operated as a park by Grand Traverse County, has always been accessible only by privateContinued ...
NMC's new day care a windfall for parents
You don’t have to be a parent to truly understand the possibly life-changing value of a service being proposed by Northwestern Michigan College. But it helps.Under a deal being worked out between NMC and Munson Medical Center, Munson will operate a cContinued ...
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Editorial: NMC officials must justify bigger increase in tuition
So which is it, 3 percent or 5 to 7 percent? Just how much does Northwestern Michigan College really need to hike tuition (plus a 3 percent hike in student fees) to make the budget balance while offering students the best deal possible?Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Editorial: Housing task force needs a united front to succeed
If the definition of insanity (as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain or whomever reportedly said) is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what to say about continued efforts to create affordable housing for the Grand Traverse area?Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Editorial: Cherries take a back seat at their namesake festival
It’s called the National Cherry Festival and it’s supposed to be about cherries and the cherry industry. But some of the festival’s business partners — many of them smaller operations that focus on all kinds of locally made cherry products — are beginning to wonder where they fit into the larger picture.Continued ...
- Monday, June 23, 2014
To Northwestern Michigan college officials and members of FLOW — For Love of Water — for crafting an upcoming college course dubbed Water Policy and Sustainability.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Editorial: Show respect in shelter review
Traverse City commissioners last week took the first step in a process that could open the door for a 100-bed emergency homeless shelter near the Boardman Neighborhood.Continued ...
Editorial: No public money for Crough tribute
The late Bryan Crough spent many years in local public office, including a two-plus decade run as executive director of Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority. He was well-regarded in some circles, particularly among developers and many Front Street business owners for whom he so strongly advocated.Continued ...
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Editorial: Sidewalk cafes fine, if they're not blocking the way
What’s in a foot? Much more than 12 inches, at least to those who try to navigate Traverse City’s congested downtown sidewalks during outdoor cafe season.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Editorial: NMC can help create a future water agenda
If you want to study volcanoes, you go to Hawaii. If you’re going to study fresh water policy, Traverse City and Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute are naturals.Continued ...
Editorial: Cyclists need to be seen
An older gentleman called the other day to say he worries when he sees bicyclists who are hard to spot, day or night, because they’re wearing dark clothing and their bikes lack reflective gear.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Editorial: Legislators leave town, leave voters in their dust
Just when it looked as though the Michigan Legislature had learned the wisdom of heeding clear-cut citizen majorities on critical issues, there they were, backsliding again.Continued ...
- Monday, June 16, 2014
To the late John Richter, an East Jordan veterinarian, environmentalist and a founder and president of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, who died May 28 of cancer at age 62.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 15, 2014
Editorial: County has yet to prove need for $30 million jail
From the start, the conversation was more “could we?” than “must we?” More “can we?” than “do we absolutely have to?”Continued ...
- Friday, June 13, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS takes positive steps to boost security
The Traverse Area Public Schools Board of Education agreed to spend about $480,000 to install a device called The Boot on every classroom door by the time school opens in the fall.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Editorial: Road work unavoidable price for crucial repairs
The issue: Road work has begun across the region. Our view: Waiting in traffic is the price we pay for work that must be done; keep your cool.Continued ...
Editorial: Hybrids a costly lesson for BATA
There’s a price for progress, and sometimes it’s a lot more than doing nothing. The Bay Area Transportation Authority is getting rid of its two hybrid buses because they pretty much never worked.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Editorial: Hickory Hills report offers way forward
The issue: New master plan offers options for Hickory Hills. Our view: The ski hill is a valued asset that must be protected.Continued ...
- Monday, June 9, 2014
To Jessie Williams, an eighth-grader at Pathfinder School in Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse Regional Spelling Bee winner, who represented the area at the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 8, 2014
Editorial: Minimum wage, bailout deals good for Michigan
It’s amazing what voters can do in an election year, sometimes without even casting a ballot.Continued ...
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Editorial: Nation, world can't forget sacrifices of June 6, 1944
The few survivors are old men now, mostly in their late 80s to mid-90s. The vast majority of the men who fought with them that day are long dead.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
Editorial: City must be prepared to tweak new cafe rules
Sometimes, old and boring is simply better. The Traverse City Commission this week voted to adopt an outdoor cafe ordinance that allows restaurants to add seating in street-side parking spaces and regulates café seating on the sidewalk itself.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Editorial: County must be proactive about North Twin danger
The issue: GT County slow to take prevention steps at Twin Lakes Park. Our view: That’s unacceptable.Continued ...
- Monday, June 2, 2014
To Ken Scott, a Suttons Bay photographer known for his definitive books on Leelanau County’s scenic beauty who has created “Ice Caves of Leelanau,” a visual exploration of the ice caves that formed along the Leelanau County shoreline last winter.Continued ...