- Monday, April 22, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 04/22/2013
Get yourself tested; Divided we fail.Continued ...
- To Cantus, the top group of Northwestern Michigan College Children's Choir, which took home a grand prize in New York City. Cantus earned a gold medal for its performance at the Festival Competition at the College of Staten Island. The group also wContinued ...
- Sunday, April 21, 2013
Editorial: Kalkaska's Hazen died a hero
The stories are always heart-breaking, but they always inspire.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Moroun's power continues to amaze
Three years ago, I asked U.S. Sen. Carl Levin if anything about Detroit, the city where he was born, surprised him anymore. Yes, he told me, “the power of Matty Moroun."Continued ...
George Weeks: Benishek's seat called 'precarious'
In his first two congressional campaigns, 1st District Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, had squeaker wins and now is described by Inside Michigan Politics (IMP) newsletter as next year having "the most precarious seat" in the Michigan GOP's nine-mContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/21/2013
Pare down defense; No democracy here.Continued ...
Editorial: NMC must convince voters of need to 'transform'
Asking taxpayers to increase their own burden is never an easy proposition for local governments.Continued ...
Forum: Actions speak louder than words
Actions speak louder than words, and we show what we value by how we invest our resources.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Another View: Bill not just health policy, it’s bad policy
It’s tempting to snipe at Senate Bill 136, which would allow health care providers to opt out of performing any service on the ground of moral objection, with examples of the absurd:Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/20/2013
The biggest polluters.Continued ...
Another View: Cuts a worry as tourist season nears
Federal budget cuts due to the ongoing “sequestration” could throw a wet blanket on the summer tourist season in the Upper Peninsula — damaging the area’s economy and limiting opportunities for outdoor fun.Continued ...
Fact Check: Biden revises NRA history on background checks
Vice President Joe Biden exaggerates when he waxes nostalgic about the “good old days” — a time when “everybody, including the National Rifle Association, thought background checks made sense.”Continued ...
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Editorial: Light & Power causing its own problems
The issue: ‘Interim’ L&P director wants tag removed. Our view: Looking for an experienced leader still a good idea.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/19/2013
In favor of food trucks; TCAPS out of touch.Continued ...
Forum: Medicaid expansion helps businesses, taxpayers
The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce supports Medicaid expansion in Michigan. Why? Because it’s good for business and our community.Continued ...
Phil Power: Great start will go a long way
Can anything really move the “needle of achievement” in our kids’ schools?Continued ...
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Editorial: Time to reverse absurd drug immunity law
The issue: Steroid victims lucky they can sue. Our view: Michigan must undo ludicrous immunity law.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/18/2013
Who should pay for war?; Pardon hypocritical; ‘Cure Michigan’ first.Continued ...
Forum: In support of state Medicaid expansion
As an osteopathic physician and member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association, I am writing to express my support for Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Michigan to families making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Editorial: Specialty courts way to break cycles
The issue: Specialty courts having success. Our view: Fixing underlying issues can change lives.Continued ...
Forum: Conservatives, conservation can mix
I’m one of those people who believe in saving energy, preserving wild areas and treating the Earth as a finite resource that should be handled with care.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Editorial: Quash anti-referendum dodge
The issue: Legislature taking aim at right to referendum. Our view: We need a ballot issue to end the practice.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/16/2013
Blame the person; Will require a permit.Continued ...
Another View: The Iron Lady remembered
Margaret Thatcher famously said in 1973, “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.” The statement became famous when six years later, she became Britain’s first.Continued ...
- Monday, April 15, 2013
To the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the Michigan Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion ...Continued ...