- 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 ...
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Editorial: County can't ignore Twin Lakes problems
Chazz McCall says he has repeatedly complained to Grand Traverse County officials in recent years about ongoing problems with illegal hunting and alcohol and drug consumption at county-owned Twin Lakes Park, but nothing has changed. Now he's had enouContinued ...
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Editorial: Politics, big gov't dominate affordability talks
The issue: Obama’s college affordability proposals get little traction. Our view: Big government, politics dominate the conversation.Continued ...
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Cheers & Jeers: 08/26/2013
To 12-year-old Abby Wetherell of Cadillac who survived a mauling from a black bear as she was jogging home from her grandfather’s house to her own home last week.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 25, 2013
Editorial: GT right to tackle debt, but details must work
The issue: GT County may issue bonds to pay retirement and health care debt. Our view: Assumptions must be challenged, tested.Continued ...
Editorial: Don't forget failure to fix
People don’t often gush about new pavement, but then most of us are never faced with the nightmare that was Holiday Road.Continued ...
- Friday, August 23, 2013
Editorial: Manning's revelations don't rise to 'whistleblower' level
The issue: Bradley Manning gets 35-year sentence. Our view: His actions had little redeeming value.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
Editorial: Cleo Purdy never forgot Central Lake, or its kids
The issue: Central Lake native leaves $12 million for childhood ed. Our view: Cleo Purdy lived in California, but her heart never left home.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Editorial: Instructor's methods inspire NMC students
The issue: NMC instructor’s interactive methods attract attention. Our view: Connecting teachers, students could do wonders.Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Editorial: Townships should share costs for shared assets
Maybe it’s a legacy thing. But some Garfield Township residents — and even some elected officials — apparently think they have an inherent right to use Traverse City recreation assets without helping pay for them.Continued ...
- Monday, August 19, 2013
To Brian Manley and June McGrath, who founded AC Paw of Traverse City, for sponsoring a free Doghouse Building Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at Lowe’s, 3150 U.S. 31 in Traverse City.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 18, 2013
Editorial: NMC must first learn how to talk to voters
The issue: NMC still sorting out millage defeat. Our view: Voters want specifics before they decide.Continued ...
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Editorial: Keeping down dust matters, but with what?
The issue: Counties continue to spray brine on dirt roads. Our view: Does this practice deserve another look?Continued ...
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Editorial: Farmers give food local flavor
The issue: Northwestern Michigan Fair wraps up. Our view: Farm products become more important to region.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Editorial: Resistance to vaccines difficult to understand
The issue: More and more parents refusing vaccines for kids. Our view: The great weight of medical science says they’re safe.Continued ...