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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…

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!

Bravo to the superintendent of Norway Vulcan Public Schools in the Upper Peninsula. I hope Wayne Schmidt and absent Larry Inman read it and understand. Why is it that Republicans always want to play the shell game with budgets? We in Grand Traverse County have increased our taxes for our roa…

At the Sept. 11 Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics (Record-Eagle reported Sept. 12) Commissioners Clous and Jewett voted to disband the committee and use the employee policy adopted at the July 3 BOC meeting instead of the policy that the Ad Hoc Committee developed using significant staff time. The …

Thanks to the Leelanau County Board for asking hard questions about the Ironman. Who authorized the closure of one U.S. and two state highways (U.S. 31, M-72 and M-22), sealing off an entire county? At a township meeting we were informed ambulances transporting patients were not allowed to c…

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