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A Jan. 13 op-ed by an Enbridge executive published with the headline “Tunnel would ensure safety, longevity of Line 5.” But magical thinking does not build a 20-foot diameter tunnel below a still-operating Line 5. The tunnel boring must be flawless, and the old line must hold up, or the Grea…

To northern Michigan authors John Wemlinger and Jerry Dennis.

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet — or haven’t gotten your kids their immunizations — I hope you will. It could save your life — or theirs. It could save you the kind of heartache I and my family live with every day.

This week, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) continues its work to move forward Enbridge’s project that will relocate the segment of Line 5 that crosses the Straits of Mackinac inside a tunnel under the lakebed. The MPSC — the state’s energy infrastructure planning agency — is re…

When trying to keep weight off, many think about what they must give up — or keep off their plates. What favorite foods will they eat less? What will they deny themselves today? People can maintain a healthy weight without dieting or considering sacrifices.

This month and next, a lucky chunk of snowbirds will fly south. They will eat stone crab claws and fish the salty seas. They will sit beachside and breathe the salt air.

To TBA Credit Union, which recently gave $9,000 to help Traverse City Area Public Schools.

The new year is an inspiring time — especially when we see others committing to running a marathon, losing weight or dieting. Goals don’t have to be physical, like exercising more or eating healthier. Setting a resolution to prioritize mental health is an important step in supporting your ov…

Hunger pangs are a natural reaction to an empty stomach. They cause a gnawing feeling or an empty sensation in the abdomen. We’ve all experienced ordinary hunger pangs. However, it’s not a feeling we want to experience on a regular basis, as frequent, long-term hunger pangs can adversely aff…

Perhaps you have been asked on a downtown street or in front of the library to sign a petition called Secure MI Vote. If you are like us, that sounds like a no brainer. Securing everyone’s right to vote is something we at the League of Women Voters take seriously. After all, it is integral t…

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