- Sunday, December 29, 2013
Editorial: Desire to reach out doesn't have a season
The issue: Lots of people reaching out to help. Our view: The 'invisible' among us need a hand.Continued ...
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Editorial: GT board's meeting and travel costs increase
Doing the public's business isn't always easy. The meetings, the scrutiny and the second-guessing can take a toll. But Grand Traverse County commissioners don't do it for nothing. They're considered full-time employees and most get an annual salary oContinued ...
- Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O'Hanlon 115 West 95th Street New York City Virginia, yoContinued ...
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Editorial: Food truck issue to get bigger test this summer
The issue: City to consider extending food truck hours. Our view: Longer hours make sense; summer 2014 will be the test.Continued ...
- Monday, December 23, 2013
To Traverse City Central and Traverse City West’s high school hockey teams, which played a game last week on a frozen-over Comerica Park baseball field as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 22, 2013
Editorial: Sleeping Bear bill supporters worry about possible changes
A bill to protect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that has already passed the U.S. Senate should easily pass just on its merits.Continued ...
Editorial: For Elmwood, 1863 a very good year
On Dec. 21, 1863, the nation was more than three years into the Civil War.Continued ...
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Editorial: Let state underwrite oil and gas tax breaks
The issue: Senate bill could exempt some oil and gas taxes. Our view: If the state wants to offer breaks, let the state pay for them.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Editorial: Wolverine finally abandons plans for coal-fired plant
The issue: Wolverine Power abandons Rogers City plant. Our view: The decision was years, and millions, overdue.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Editorial: TCAPS can't base building decisions on millage votes
Elections have consequences. Words matter, too. So it is that the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education finds itself walking a fine line between making hard budget choices while also assuring voters that long-term infrastructure decisions are based on facts, not on how a particular group of parents vote.Continued ...
- Monday, December 16, 2013
To the late Arthur and Mary Schmuckal, whose trust donated $100,000 to the Traverse Area District Library for use as a capital grant for the “establishment or enhancement” of library services in Blair Township, where the Schmuckals were community leaders.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 15, 2013
Editorial: Snyder has opportunity to act for transparency
The issue: Senate bill 661 has gone to Gov. Snyder. Our view: For the sake of transparency, Snyder should veto the bill.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
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n To the late Arthur and Mary Schmuckal, whose trust donated $100,000 to the Traverse Area District Library for use as a capital grant for the "establishment or enhancement" of library services in Blair Township, where the Schmuckals were community lContinued ...
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Editorial: City can't take chances with wastewater plant
The issue: TC’s wastewater treatment plant needs a nearly $1 million fix. Our view: Some tasks just can’t be put off.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Editorial: Farmers find old ways to bring food to market
Unlike a lot of other people who earn their living off the land, dairy farmer Bob Plummer doesn’t trouble himself with the status of the Farm Bill in Washington.Continued ...
Editorial: Relief petition starts at Frankfort
To the eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that petitioned the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions, a word to the wise: Save your breath.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Editorial: Ending must-revive mandate shows respect for living
The issue: Michigan lifts must-resuscitate mandate for nursing homes. Our view: Honoring end-of-life decisions a sign of respect.Continued ...
- Monday, December 9, 2013
To the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor for stepping forward to offer free open-heart surgery for Nguyen Duyen, a Vietnamese exchange student.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 8, 2013
Editorial: Outside smoking exposes workers to danger
They’re back, and with the same, tired arguments that didn’t work more than three years ago — and likely won’t work again.Continued ...
Editorial: Demand a say on abortion bill
There is no more personal decision for a woman to make than whether to have an abortion. But now, anti-abortion activists want state government to intervene in that decision by forcing women to buy additional health insurance to pay for one.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Editorial: TC obligated to recognize Indian villages at Clinch
The issue: Historic markers at Clinch ignore Anishinaabek people. Our view: Get it right.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Editorial: Rich helped TCAPS reach needed goals
The issue: Marjorie Rich leaving TCAPS board. Our view: She and others have given the district needed leadership.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Editorial: Big Rock’s nuke waste site got a pass
The issue: Critics assail Canadian nuke waste plan. Our view: Little has been said about how Big Rock’s waste is stored.Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Cheers & Jeers: 12/02/2013
To Solar Up North Alliance program, a partnership between Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Traverse City Light and Power which allows customers to lease a solar panel for $470 with a $75 rebate, for winning the “Exemplary Project” award from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD can't defend bulging fund balance
To hear Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District superintendent Mike Hill tell it, his board members understand the plight of cash-strapped area school districts that want the ISD to share some of its wealth, but worry that the ISD has its own financial house to look after first.Continued ...