Preserve neighborhoods

We’ve heard a lot about the Line 5 pipeline running through the Great Lakes. It may feel like you have only two choices: protect our environment or keep heat bills affordable. But we can protect both Michigan’s environment and your family budget.

Minervini for commission

To The Good Bowl eatery, which recently donated more than $7,500 to three charities after collecting $1 from each bowl purchased from July through September. The local nonprofit Food Rescue, a Goodwill of Northwest Michigan program, received $5,514. Habitat for Humanity gets $1,314 and $774 …

In 1997 the Grand Traverse County Commissioners agreed to a proposal by the Traverse City DDA that would allow the DDA to “capture” tax revenue due the County from properties within the city. The term of the agreement was 30 years and would allow the City DDA to finance “core infrastructure …

The state of Michigan has claimed it’s a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. On July 29, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the Michigan Jobs First executive directive, whi…

Leelanau ranks very high statewide in caring for its children — in great part because nonprofits have scraped together funds to provide playgroups, home visits and resources for parents. We recognize prevention is more effective and less costly than remediation. We know how to do this. Howev…

Factory farms over small family farms is a bad policy choice

As an avid deer hunter and tree farmer I have used glyphosate and other synthetic chemical herbicides for more than 40 years. Glyphosate is an excellent tool for crop and land management. Its use has saved untold volumes of fuel and hours of labor. The comment that it "kills everything it to…

We don’t have grandchildren yet. But my husband and I are at the stage when grasping a little hand to go for a bike ride or for an ice cream cone is starting to seem real. And when I think about future conversations with our grandkids, my simple hope is when they ask about climate change, we…

Congratulations to the Traverse City Commission for meeting their goal to get Traverse City on 100-percent renewable energy by 2020. They are actually ahead of schedule!

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