- 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 ...
- Sunday, June 1, 2014
Editorial: Nation needs answers in VA hospital scandal
While the nation honored its war dead on Memorial Day, and nations prepared to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Washington was wringing its hands and playing predictable political games over the Veterans Administration hospital scandal.Continued ...
Editorial: Tompkins left mark on TC
In his nearly 50 years of service to Traverse City, Jim Tompkins was always motivated by “what was best for the city and the people who live here,” said longtime neighbor and former city commissioner Ann Rogers.Continued ...
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Editorial: Regional strategy needed to resolve regional issue
Affordable housing is an issue most people likely want resolved. But we can’t seem to figure out how to do it on a large enough scale to fix or even whittle down the problem.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
Editorial: TC's signature festivals run on volunteer power
It matters not if you think the National Cherry Festival is the cherries or the pits. There is no getting away from the fact that the festival is this town’s Big Deal.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Editorial: College, school district learn efficiency lessons
Like talking about the weather, just about everyone in the public sector has something to say about cutting fat and reducing overhead. But almost nobody does anything about it.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 27, 2014
To the dozens of groups, from quilters to choirs, school groups and local townships, and the hundreds of volunteers who organized Memorial Day observances across the region Monday.Continued ...
- Monday, May 26, 2014
Editorial: Lincoln’s words honor all veterans’ sacrifices
A tall, awkward, angular man stood up on a cold fall day in 1863 and spoke to a crowd assembled on the field of the most terrible battle of our nation’s most terrible war.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 25, 2014
Editorial: Guns, schools make uneasy combination
Memorial Day weekend, when the nation recalls and honors those who have given their lives in military service, is as good a time as any to talk about guns — and in this case guns and schools and whether the two should ever meet.Continued ...
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Editorial: Lawmakers appear ready to finally fix state's roads
Step by step, Michigan lawmakers appear to be closing in on ways to come up with $1.5 billion or more per year to finally put the state’s disgraceful road system to rights.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
Editorial: Time for Light & Power to create winning plan
The Traverse City Commission did the right thing by leaving a decision about whether to reroute an aging electric transmission line to the board of Traverse City Light & Power, the city-owned electric utility.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Editorial: Brown Bridge ballot issue still begs big question
Voters are going to have their hands full this fall, and Traverse City voters just got more homework.Continued ...
Editorial: So far, potholes are winning
Traverse City officials should sit down this minute and write out a check for $70,000 to buy an asphalt recycling machine that can turn old, ground-up asphalt into two tons of hot patch in 20 minutes.Continued ...
- Monday, May 19, 2014
To Traverse City East Middle School eighth-graders Ru Ferguson and Abigail Fox, who are heading to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in June to present a documentary on this year’s theme: Rights and Responsibilities in History.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 18, 2014
Editorial: TC, Cherry Festival must agree on common future
The decision by the National Cherry Festival to chop two days from its 17-day schedule this year was good for the festival, the city and residents who want more control over how the festival fits into the city’s future.Continued ...
Editorial: City must get pier right
Given Traverse City’s experience with Clinch Park and Grand Traverse County’s septage plant fiasco, the firm hired by the city to design a proposed fishing pier better have plenty of experience - and insurance.Continued ...
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Editorial: E-cigarettes are about addiction, not 'choice'
The tobacco industry spent tens of millions over 60 years or more to control the conversation about smoking.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
Editorial: Minimum wage bill strips voters' rights
Michigan Republicans have long opposed raising the minimum wage. Until last week, anyway.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Editorial: City needs analysis of power line costs
The issue: City Commission pressured over power line route. Our view: Light & Power should do an analysis first.Continued ...
- Monday, May 12, 2014
To Roberta Teahen of Traverse City, an associate provost for academic affairs at Ferris State University, who was named the 2014 recipient of the Athena award for Athena Grand Traverse.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 11, 2014
Editorial: Cherry Festival must look elsewhere for leadership
National Cherry Festival officials can’t pretend that public perception of those who lead the festival doesn’t count.Continued ...
- Friday, May 9, 2014
Editorial: City must make MDOT Division St. study work
If half the ideas for fixing Traverse City’s Division Street had been given half a chance, we probably wouldn’t have a problem today. But they haven’t, and we do.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 8, 2014
Editorial: Too many strings, too few rentals put marina in red
Of all the places Traverse City could be running a deficit, the city marina likely wouldn’t top the list of suspects.Continued ...
- Monday, May 5, 2014
To the U.S. Supreme Court for backing federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas - like Frankfort in Benzie County - with bad air from power plants they can’t control.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 4, 2014
Editorial: Open Space policy passes its first test
Traverse City’s new festival policy, which limits major festivals at the Open Space to one per month during the summer and bans festival use of the Open Space on holidays, has already resulted in a major change.Continued ...