- Thursday, September 26, 2013
Editorial: Sturgeon efforts good news for Great Lakes
For the last 20 years or so the dominant news out of the Great Lakes has been about invasive species, pollution, high and low water levels and other threats to the largest group of freshwater lakes in North America -- and the place we call home. MostContinued ...
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Misleading report highlights high cost of jobs program
So pretend for a minute that the state agency that oversees welfare, for instance, reported to the Legislature that 12 groups that got $64 million to meet 1,746 goals had a 75 percent success rate. Then say it turns out the agency was not telling theContinued ...
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Editorial: Proposed pharmacy oversight just half the battle in Michigan
Nearly six months ago, as the toll from a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids continued to rise in Michigan and the Grand Traverse Area, so did frustration that there was little state and local officials could do about it. TheContinued ...
- Monday, September 23, 2013
To the Traverse City Central High School Symphony, which has been invited to play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in March.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 22, 2013
Walker gets salty defending his vote to expand Medicaid
In his nine years as a state lawmaker, Traverse City's Howard Walker has hardly been known as a firebrand. Or an orator. So it was surprising -- and pleasantly so, as it turns out -- to hear Walker fire back at a conservative talk-radio host who accContinued ...
'Takings' issue must take priority
Traverse City commissioners were right to put off for at least a couple weeks a decision on whether to allow the Traverse City Film Festival to erect a marquee for the Bijou by the Bay movie theater at the old Con Foster Museum at Clinch Park. The deContinued ...
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Editorial: Way to lawmakers' hearts is through stomachs
The issue: Northern reps at top of the food chain. Our view: It’s all about access.Continued ...
Editorial: You can pay me now, or ....
Everybody knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Or free electricity.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Editorial: Ban brine use until there's better answers
The issue: Firm doesn't know how contaminated brine ended up on roads. Our view: State should ban the process until it has answers.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Editorial: Life on bottom would beat rotting at dock
The issue: Maritime Heritage Alliance may sink the Welcome. Our view: Being a diving attraction beats rotting at the dock.Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Editorial: High-tech support saves icon
It's a story that makes you grin like a kid who has just heard the family is going to the drive-in. After a tough 18 months, Cherry Bowl Drive-in owner Laura Clark got a visit Thursday from a team of folks from American Honda bearing very good news:Continued ...
- Monday, September 16, 2013
To those who returned a a “ghost bike” to a memorial to Traverse City bicyclist Kelly Ann Boyce, who died after being hit and dragged by a vehicle July 5.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 15, 2013
Editorial: Televised meetings necessary step for NMC
The issue: Local college doesn't televise or record meetings. Our View: Lights, camera, action!Continued ...
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Editorial: Benzie Bus board owes public explanation
The issue: Benzie Bus board fires long-time director Susan Miller. Our view: Board members need to explain themselves and their decision.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
Editorial: State must resolve mandatory-life issue
The issue: Legislature dithers on mandatory-life issue. Our view: One-size-fits-all sentencing is unfair.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Editorial: Address Open Space, festival policies
The issue: Residents say Open Space hosting too many festivals. Our view: City must seriously address ‘festival fatigue.’Continued ...
- Monday, September 9, 2013
To Michigan lawmakers who voted to provide Medicaid health insurance to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents. The issue passed the Senate 20-18, but fell short of the 26 votes needed for the extension to take effect in January.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 8, 2013
Editorial: Leelanau proving political agenda is what counts
Step by step, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is isolating itself — and with it the county’s 21,000 residents and businesses — from regional planning and business development services, all for the sake of an extreme political ideology.Continued ...
- Friday, September 6, 2013
Editorial: Russell led life of advocacy, activism
The issue: Activist and advocate Bob Russell dead at 62. Our view: He was a true Renaissance man.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 5, 2013
Editorial: Recovery still months away for many
The issue: Local food pantries can see lean times ahead. Our view: For many, recovery has yet to arrive.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Editorial: Nation needs more proof before Syrian intervention
Yes, he's the commander in chief. And yes, the buck stops on his desk. But President Obama did the prudent thing last week by putting the brakes on what appeared to be a headlong rush into military intervention in Syria, deciding instead to talk to CContinued ...
- Tuesday, September 3, 2013
n To Jessica Hoover, who was expected to take the stage at the Bayside Festival Saturday to do a four-song set, perhaps the most important of her life. Jessica, 23, suffered a brain injury in December and lost her memory. She has regained portions ofContinued ...
- Sunday, September 1, 2013
Editorial: Officials must confirm cyanide plume findings
The issue: Tests show Cyanide plume stopping short of West Bay, Boardman. Our view: If it looks too good to be true ...Continued ...
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Editorial: Time to come clean on splash pad fiasco
The issue: Traverse City's splash pad ready to reopen. Our view: It's time to clear the water and the air.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Editorial: Decision shouldn't stop other work
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a request from Traverse City to groom an 80-foot stretch of west-end beach but denied a request to remove wooden posts in the water that are part of an old breakwall.Continued ...