- Monday, June 3, 2013
To Charlie Donahue, a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School eighth-grader and winner of the Grand Traverse Regional Spelling Bee, who made it through rounds two and three at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/03/2013
A terrible loss; Plausible deniability; In favor of peace.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 2, 2013
Editorial: Camera legislation raises questions
The issue: Red-light camera legislation raises questions. Our view: Is this how we want laws made in Michigan?Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/02/2013
Plausible deniability; Send it to Mars; Make Leelanau inviting.Continued ...
Forum: Equity needs more champions
Two years ago, I wrote a forum article about the lack of funding equity for schools. I focused on the way funding formulas create an environment of discrimination; educational opportunity handed out to students based on zip code and circumstance of birth.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Conference joins state elite
Every year, the political and business elite of Michigan troop north to Mackinac Island, a tourist area otherwise known for horse-drawn carriages, the ever-present smell of fudge, and a hotel with the longest front porch in the world.Continued ...
George Weeks: Smooth primary sailing for Peters, Schauer
On occasion, Democrats have had spirited U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primaries for open seats and those held by Republicans. Not this time around.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 06/01/2013
Want to be heard; Work on it.Continued ...
Forum: Bill introduction needed a yellow light
It is amazing that a local legislator would be introducing legislation concerning the enforcement of motor vehicle laws, via a program to bring red light enforcement cameras, without seeking input from the very people who are involved with enforcing these very laws, before doing so.Continued ...
Another View: Another teach-to-the-test decision
The latest mess-up with Michigan Education Assessment Program tests highlights again the claim made by many educators that these required tests are an expensive, time-consuming process that do little to produce better results in our public classrooms.Continued ...
Fact Check: Republican overreach on the IRS
While there has been plenty to find fault with in the revelation that the IRS targeted some tea party groups seeking tax exempt status, some of the Republican rhetoric has been an overreach.Continued ...
PolitiFact: Bachmann and the Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact’s staff woke up to shocking news on Wednesday: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has decided not to run for re-election.Continued ...
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Editorial: Partnership paying off for East Lake
The issue: Kalkaska’s East Lake gets special attention. Our view: Public/private efforts paying off.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/31/2013
Provides great service; Become the engineer.Continued ...
Forum: MFA no help for small business
As new technology makes it easier makes than ever to buy and sell goods online, it’s important to that our laws evolve to reflect these advances.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/30/2013
On the Holocaust; Don’t miss the chairs; Gun control anger.Continued ...
Editorial: Measure may circumvent constitution
Michigan politics have become so extreme that any common ground we may have had — and our ability to compromise for the common good — are long gone.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Editorial: Property owners need help to protect easements
The issue: Property owners say utility abusing easement agreements. Our view: Courts, local governments need to level the playing field.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/29/2013
The minority rules; An ‘empty suit’.Continued ...
Forum: Building trust, jobs through bipartisan steps
If politics in 2013 is known for anything, it is impenetrable gridlock, the biggest casualty of which is not just growing public cynicism but unattended-to economic challenges like wage stagnation and high unemployment.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013
To the 400 or so volunteers who make Northwestern Michigan College’s annual Barbecue go and the thousands of area residents who flock to the annual fundraiser, which has raised more than $1.5 million over 57 years.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/28/2013
Not the end of life; Lacks perspective.Continued ...
- Monday, May 27, 2013
Editorial: Lincoln's words honor all veterans' sacrifices
The issue: Today is Memorial Day. Our view: Abraham Lincoln's words still endure.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/27/2013
But not last night; Veterans for Peace.Continued ...
Forum: Remember those who live
On Memorial Day, as we remember those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces, it is also a time to remember those who served and are still living.Continued ...