- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Fact Check: Examining state of gun research
It’s a statistic that President Barack Obama and gun control advocates like to repeat again and again: Forty percent of gun purchases are made without background checks.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Editorial: Drop-off boxes getting pills off streets
Drop boxes that give residents a place to get rid of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have proven their worth in just a few months.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/03/2013
We don’t honor laws; Needs will grow worse.Continued ...
Forum: Look to Germany for energy benchmark
Working in the automotive industry for over 20 years, I saw firsthand how powerful a tool benchmarking could become.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Editorial: Peninsula must untangle zoning maze
The issue: Old Mission zoning growing more complex. Our view: Simpler way to navigate rules is a must.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/02/2013
Don’t be intimidated; Assault on free speech; National priorities? (Plus more)Continued ...
Phil Power: Labor market is off the track
Paul Hillegonds, who these days is a vice president at DTE Energy, is one of Michigan’s most plugged-in and thoughtful people.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Editorial: Path along Boardman could be link to downtown
The issue: City wants to upgrade Boardman River path. Our view: With pedestrian bridge, it could be new link to Warehouse District.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/01/2013
Educated decisions; Makes more sense.Continued ...
Forum: Brown Bridge Trust Fund cap a big decision
On Monday, the Traverse City commission will be making a very important decision about the Brown Bridge Trust Fund, now at $13.5 million. It is a decision that I have been very involved with in the past.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Editorial: Fireworks-weary should put onus on Legislature
The issue: Some Leelanau residents want fireworks curbed. Our view: The best way is to change state law.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/30/2013
Protect water resources; Voting absentee; Moral, legal obligation.Continued ...
Another View: Open government is better government
Michigan lawmakers are studying a collection of changes to the state’s open records law, the Freedom of Information Act.Continued ...
- Monday, April 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 04/29/2013
Non-free speech area?; Why bother counting?; Key to communicating.Continued ...
To The Goodwill Inn homeless shelter, which as of May 1 will offer ready-made meals to those unable to afford food.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
Editorial: Don't let threatening behavior derail democracy
An ugly incident occurred in the Record-Eagle’s lobby last week, an intimidation effort carried out against one of the newspaper’s writers by a Leelanau County commissioner’s husband.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/28/2013
In plain view; Science, not emotions.Continued ...
Forum: Time for carbon tax on energy producers
America is finally facing the reality of the climate crisis. According to a recent Gallup poll, 58 percent of Americans are worried about climate change.Continued ...
George Weeks: Ex-Justice Weaver seeks commendable reforms
Straight-talking retired Justices Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Elizabeth A. Weaver of the Michigan Supreme Court have much in common, most notably commendable efforts to reform state-level judicial selection, protect fair and impartial courts, and forge stronger campaign disclosure laws.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Democrats have no one
Nobody is saying this yet. But could it be that the political juggernaut called Rick Snyder is running out of gas?Continued ...
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Another View: Let experts manage Michigan's wildlife
Two Senate bills that would give the state Natural Resources Commission power to designate wildlife as game animals have opponents howling.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/27/2013
War is horror; Reinstate the pound.Continued ...
Another View: No good deed goes unpunished
Taking the approach that no good deed or idea should go unpunished, Congress has stripped down an already stripped-down law aimed at limiting those with political clout from enriching themselves through insider trading.Continued ...
Fact Check: NRA misrepresents police survey, legislation
On the day the Senate voted down a series of gun control bills, the National Rifle Association made false and misleading claims in opposing a measure to expand background checks.Continued ...
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Editorial: NMC adopts dangerous policy to curb free speech
The issue: NMC adopts ‘Campus Expression’ policy. Our view: It’s a direct assault on free speech.Continued ...