Another View: Supreme Court rejects patents on human genes
We can all take comfort in knowing we still retain the rights to our own genetic material.Continued ...
Another View: State leads on early childhood education
Investment in early education is gaining favor nationwide, and we can be proud to live in a state that today is on the leading edge of that trend.Continued ...
- Monday, June 17, 2013
To U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Buzzella Jr., who stepped down as commander of the Coast Guard’s Traverse City Air Station after a two-year posting.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/17/2013
Change our habits; Multiplying enemies.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 16, 2013
Editorial: Medicaid expansion vote makes sense
The issue: State House approves Medicaid expansion. Our view: It’s a big step, but there’s more to do.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/16/2013
Appalled by remark; Gratuitously inhumane; A common bond.Continued ...
Forum: Waste of fossil fuels cannot continue
We often hear jokes about husbands forgetting their wedding anniversaries, but this month there is an anniversary we must not forget. I’m suggesting we commemorate it with action.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Freedom Tour will teach, inspire
Half a century ago, in the early years of the civil rights movement, a group of courageous, mostly young Americans climbed aboard buses for rides that threatened their lives.Continued ...
George Weeks: Sen. race highly competitive
Despite dropouts of potential candidates for both parties, a highly competitive 2014 race shapes up for replacing retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 06/15/2013
Integrity the key word; Not in best interest.Continued ...
Another View: National Security Agency spy case begs review
The disclosure of widespread surveillance of Americans’ phone records and of Internet data on foreigners and some Americans has created strange bedfellows among critics and defenders.Continued ...
Another View: Shield law only masks real flaw
When it chose to secretly seize phone records and e-mails from more than a hundred journalists, the Justice Department was behaving in the way of some tinpot dictatorship.Continued ...
- Friday, June 14, 2013
Editorial: Battle over sign leaves a bad taste
The issue: Airport finally puts up sign for veterans. Our view: It didn’t happen until public got involved.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/14/2013
Teacher morale low; 2nd Amendment; Hurts many families. (Plus more)Continued ...
Another View: Holding disaster victims hostage
Sen. Tom Coburn has been consistent in his message. He says he won’t support any additional disaster relief funding without spending cuts elsewhere.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
Editorial: Good reasons to put off TC road bond
The issue: TC to delay road bond until 2015. Our view: There are good reasons to wait.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/13/2013
Tax carbon at source; All about the money.Continued ...
Forum: Help stop Great Lakes aquatic invasives
Governors and senior staff of the Great Lake states and the premiers of Quebec and Ontario recently met for the first time since 2005 to commit to strengthening the region’s economy and protecting the Great Lakes.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Forum: Remember why we chase big storms
The death of storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken the meteorological community. He was recently killed in the middle of a chase in Oklahoma, but he will always be remembered as a scientist first and storm chaser second - helping improve our knowledge of storms in order to make our lives safer.Continued ...
Editorial: Past time to address shooting range issues
To hear state Department of Natural Resources officials talk about it, there’s no big hurry to resolve issues surrounding informal shooting ranges on state land off Hoosier Valley Road.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/12/2013
Logical, rational manner; That’s what lobbyists do.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Editorial: Solid start a big step to a degree
The issue: NMC working to get new students up to speed. Our view: Remedial classes can build a foundation.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/11/2013
First, get a permit; Two words for this.Continued ...
Another View: Time to discuss charter school standards
An advocacy group focused on improving options for public school students in Michigan recently raised concerns about Michigan’s expanded charter school offerings.Continued ...
- Monday, June 10, 2013
To Berdyll Hanrath, who signed up for World War II while still in the eighth grade; he never went back to school but got his high school diploma anyway.Continued ...
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