- Friday, January 10, 2014
Editorial: Army Corps' Asian Carp report short on specifics
Four years ago politicians and environmentalists loudly complained that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was planning to take much too long -- up to four years -- to come up with a comprehensive plan to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes. Their cContinued ...
- Thursday, January 9, 2014
Bijou avoids parkland vote, but it's only a 10-year deal
Mark one up for Traverse City staff and the City Commission. A circuit court judge ruled the city properly allowed the Traverse City Film Festival to open the Bijou by the Bay theater in the old Con Foster museum building at Clinch Park. Former MayorContinued ...
- Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Editorial: Clinch Park review firm must be best of the best
The issue: City wants to hire firm to review Clinch Park work. Our view: Much is riding on making the right choice here.Continued ...
- Monday, January 6, 2014
To the organizers of the fifth annual CherryT Ball Drop, which raised $7,000 for charity, primarily Goodwill Industries and the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 5, 2014
Editorial: DEQ's failure to address brine 'loopholes' unacceptable
The state Department of Environmental Quality’s investigation of an incident in which toxic industrial waste was sprayed on Benzie County roads raises questions as to whether state environmental officials are failing in their charge to regulate, not just observe, the state’s oil and gas industry.Continued ...
- Friday, January 3, 2014
Editorial: NMC must give voters reason to say 'yes'
The issue: Analysis shows young people avoided NMC election. Our view: For millage to succeed, college must improve its outreach.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Editorial: State must again analyze if wolf threat justifies hunt
The issue: U.P. wolf hunt falls short of goal. Our view: State must look again at justification for hunt.Continued ...
- Monday, December 30, 2013
To Brad Culver and Dirk Alpers, who created a 25-foot-tall snowman that smiles at drivers on West Silver Lake Road west of Traverse City.Continued ...
- 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 ...