- 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 ...
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Editorial: City must find, act on Eighth Street options
"Armpit” may be a bit strong, but there’s simply no denying that Eighth Street between Woodmere and Boardman avenues is a mess. In truth, there’s not a lot to be said about the street east of Woodmere and west of Boardman, for that matter.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 1, 2014
Editorial: City right to invest in water, beaches
Just when some Traverse City officials were talking about using some of the city’s bulging fund balance to offer city residents a modest tax break, reality intruded, as it so often does.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Editorial: Voters can push lawmakers to address state roads crisis
The issue: Lawmakers may divert tax cut money to roads. Our view: It’s long past time the Legislature addressed our road crisis.Continued ...
- Monday, April 28, 2014
To Joan Wolfe, 84, of Frankfort, who was inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame for her lifelong work of fighting for and protecting Michigan’s environment.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 27, 2014
Editorial: Community deserves better from NMC
The issue: NMC continues to defend OMA violations. Our view: It’s time for new leadership at the college.Continued ...
- Friday, April 25, 2014
Editorial: Events ordinances can protect neighborhoods
The issue: Townships considering event ordinances. Our view: Doing it now is better than later.Continued ...