- Thursday, October 11, 2012
Forum: Give wolf management plan a chance
Many Michiganders who were alive in 1974 will recall it as the year Gerald Ford became the first person from Michigan to become president.Continued ...
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Forum: Pledge not simple matter
The recent actions of the Michigan House and Senate have again raised questions over the wisdom of mandatory Pledge of Allegiance recitation programs in public schools.Continued ...
- Friday, October 5, 2012
Forum: Importing energy with wires
Why not import clean energy using wires instead of railroad cars?Continued ...
- Thursday, October 4, 2012
Forum: Keep Emergency Manager Law
There are consequences for failure. That's the simple truth.Continued ...
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Forum: Politics and abuse of language
Language has taken a beating this election year. Granted, spinning facts has always been a part of U.S. politics.Continued ...
- Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Forum: TC Chamber supports TCAPS millage
The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce supports the Nov. 6 bond millage proposal sought by Traverse City Area Public Schools.Continued ...
- Friday, September 28, 2012
Forum: Disabled vets support Proposal 4
Every day, men and women in uniform defend our nation and our democracy. At home and abroad, they stand in harm's way, putting their lives on the line to protect us.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Forum: Union St. Station taking safety steps
We think it is important to clarify some of the misunderstandings and misinformation many people may have about Union Street Station.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Forum: A simple transparency test
Imagine a world where you could watch eye-opening, televised debates between candidates running for your township board.Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Forum: Clean energy vital for lakes
On Nov. 6, voters will determine whether Michigan takes full advantage of a rare, golden opportunity to secure new investment, build new infrastructure, create jobs and enhance health and the environment for its citizens.Continued ...
- Monday, September 17, 2012
Inside the First Amendment: honoring documents that keep us free
Constitution Day has become an annual fixture each Sept. 17 in the nation's schools since it was mandated by Congress in 2004 — and 2012 may well be the best year yet for understanding its history and appreciating its meaning.Continued ...
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Inside the First Amendment: God goes back to the public schools
Millions of kids returned to school last week — and, contrary to culture-war rhetoric, most of them didn't leave their faith at the schoolhouse door.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 2, 2012
Buying local for our students makes sense
Traverse City Area Public Schools has 10,000 students and it, like many other districts in our region, is working to purchase more locally grown foods. Our schools are part of a nationwide movement — nearly 10,000 schools across the country now have "farm-to-school" programs, up from only two known programs 13 years ago.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 30, 2012
Forum: New bill won't help doctor shortage
In an Aug. 22 opinion piece, Mark Dubay endorses a bill recently introduced in the Michigan Senate would allow a doctor denied a residency to work with a limited license (Senate Bill 1201, 2012).Continued ...
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Forum: Treat bat encounters seriously
Every year, encounters of humans with bats result in significant numbers of people needing to have the two-week series of shots that are necessary for the prevention of rabies.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Forum: Bill helps physician shortage
Michigan has a physician shortage. Those living in Michigan's rural areas already know this. So you would think if a doctor graduates from medical school and passes the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), a license of some kind would be quickly issued.Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Forum: Close loopholes first
Former Michigan Gov. John Engler authored an Aug. 3 op-ed urging us to support lower corporate tax rates and reduce those on the huge profits earned by the wealthiest Americans on overseas investments.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Stabenow advocates for cherry growers
With another successful National Cherry Festival in the books, it should come as no surprise why Traverse City, and Northern Michigan, have been home to this wonderful celebration of America's super fruit for 86 years.Continued ...
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Inside the First Amendment: The presidential religious test that wasn't
Remember all the media chatter during the primaries about how the "Mormon factor" could undermine Mitt Romney's candidacy?Continued ...
- Sunday, August 12, 2012
Dark green is the color of astronomy
Light pollution is bad for astronomy. Our charter members note the significant increase in Traverse City's sky glow over the last 30 years. Night pictures from space show Michigan's "mitt" outlined by light. Traverse City is easy to spot. Well over half of the world's population never sees the stars. It's too bright. Other than degrading the night sky, how does the not-so-dark night sky affect us and our environment?Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Forum: Pure Mich. working for Mich.
Here we are, at the height of another tourism season in the beautiful Traverse City area, and from early indications it looks as though this could be another record-setting season for business activity.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Forum: Bullying part of human nature
Whenever I read about "anti-bullying initiatives" I grow concerned that we are rearing passive, institution-dependent children.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Forum: Extend Heritage Trail 'Along Shore'
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from the Dune Climb to Glen Arbor provides an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's dunes and landscapes without exposure to roads, road traffic or residential neighborhoods.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 21, 2012
Forum: Leelanau Christian Neighbors - 25 years
As we celebrate Leelanau Christian Neighbors' 25 years of service, I am drawn to the meaning in our "Loaves and Fishes" logo.Continued ...
- Friday, July 20, 2012
Forum: Acme's new beach
It's an Acme Township dream come true and another jewel in the crown of the Grand Traverse region.Continued ...