- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/16/2013
Just state disdain; Contributes to problem.Continued ...
Another View: Taxes should be collected for online sales
If Michigan lawmakers are successful in passing measures to collect sales tax from online purchases, it could be the beginning of some major relief for small businesses around Superiorland — and for the cash-strapped state government.Continued ...
Phil Power: Get to 'core' of the problem
Michigan was one of 45 states which adopted “Common Core Standards” back in 2010. The standards are aimed at setting out the kinds of skills that will qualify kids to successfully meet 21st century challenges, both in post-secondary education and fulfilling careers.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD hoards money as schools struggle
The issue: TBAISD’s millions. Our view: Big changes needed.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/15/2013
Get on the bus; Not an abortion pill.Continued ...
Another View: More will be eligible for addiction treatment
Obamacare, like it or not, is going to revolutionize health care in the United States simply because many more people will become eligible for coverage.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Editorial: Food trucks will help build reputation
The issue: Traverse City OKs food trucks. Our view: New choices will enhance city’s reputation as a foodie haven.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/14/2013
A perfect relationship; Must respond to needs; Beware the boogeyman.Continued ...
Forum: Mich. dairy farmers wait for Congress
For farmers in Michigan like me, observing how Congress dealt with farm policy in 2012 was like watching a football game: plenty of shouting, lots of movement, a cloud of dust … and then the ball ends up in about the same place where it started.Continued ...
- Monday, May 13, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/13/2013
Makes no sense; Elect those who will.Continued ...
To the Northwestern Michigan Colleges Associate Degree in Nursing Program for celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first graduates of the program were recognized at a reception and dinner.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/12/2013
Educate ourselves; Listen to constituents.Continued ...
Editorial: TCAPS bond requests reflect voter feedback
After a $100 million bond issue took a beating at the polls in November, the Traverse City Area Public Schools board of education gave itself a homework assignment:Continued ...
Forum: Don't look to Germany as energy model
The average cost of electricity for a German household has risen by 66 percent since they established a feed-in-tariff (FiT) system in 2000.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: EEA raises questions
Ellen Cogen Lipton didn’t get a lot of notice during her first two terms in the Legislature.Continued ...
George Weeks: Second acts of wayward politicians
South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, who in 2011 left the governor’s office in disgrace amidst an extramarital affair but last week won a congressional seat in a special election, is the latest wayward politician to rebound in some manner.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/11/2013
$76K plus benefits?; Withdraw restrictions.Continued ...
Another View: Don’t sign on to Internet sales tax
Citing a new era of Internet commerce, big business and government have teamed to fast track Senate legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes on companies that reside outside their borders.Continued ...
Another View: Caffeinated food?
So how gullible are we? Food manufacturers say their caffeine-pumped food is intended for adults.Continued ...
Fact Check: Sen. John McCain's Gitmo exaggeration
Sen. John McCain exaggerated when he claimed that about 25 percent of prisoners released from Guantanamo have returned to terrorist activities in “leadership positions.”Continued ...
Fact Check: Congress and exemption from Obamacare?
Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Editorial: Tax debate will decide winners, losers
The issue: Lansing, Washington consider online sales taxes. Our view: There may be winners, but consumers will pay.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/10/2013
Just look at Leelanau; Death a part of life.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Editorial: EPA gives Badger a pass to pollute Lake Mich.
The issue: The SS Badger is sailing again. Our view: No way should the EPA allow this pollution to continue.Continued ...
Editorial: NRA president ready to fight
Anyone who perhaps hoped new leadership at the National Rifle Association would bring a chance for dialogue on the gun issue should think again.Continued ...