- Friday, February 22, 2013
Editorial: Mancelona's chance
It’s not often a school district has the chance to upgrade technology or a key service without asking cash-strapped taxpayers to increase their tax burden. Officials would be remiss if they didn’t take the chance.Continued ...
Editorial: Comedy fest fun for lots of giggles
Not only did the Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival seem to really come into its own this year, with a 40 percent jump in ticket admissions from 2011, but teaming up with the National Cherry Festival turned the festival into a community celebration.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
Editorial: Utility must decide if it's a power producer
As so often seems to be the case with Traverse City Light and Power, a debate over where to build an electrical substation off LaFranier Road is all about asking the wrong question.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Editorial: Taxpayers feel the pain
When you limp out of your tax guy’s office this year — or collapse at the kitchen table after doing your own taxes — remember to thank Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOPdominated Legislature for your higher tax bill.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 17, 2013
Editorial: Beach debate shouldn't derail plans
Plans to refurbish a portion of West Bay beach should go ahead even if the city can't get permission from state and federal environmental agencies to restore a historic beach that would serve the Slabtown neighborhood and the city's west side.Continued ...
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Editorial: Video cameras help officers, civilians
The issue: TC commission backs police car video cameras. Our view: Cameras protect officers and civilians alike.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
Editorial: Leelanau situated to lure young people
The issue: Leelanau looking to upgrade economy. Our view: Goal should be to lure entrepreneurs.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Editorial: Proposals would bring equity
The issue: Proposals would upgrade school funding. Our view: Breaking huge issue into doable bits makes sense.Continued ...
- Monday, February 11, 2013
To organizers and participants in the annual Special Olympics Winter Games at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Shanty Creek Resort's Schuss Village and Howe Ice Arena.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 10, 2013
Editorial: Medicaid expansion benefits far outweigh any downside
Northern Michigan residents need to keep a close eye on the folks they've sent to Lansing to see how they vote on a proposal to extend Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents who don't have health insurance.Continued ...
- Friday, February 8, 2013
Our View: Stores, DTCA must keep Men's Night within reason
Calling downtown Traverse City's annual Men's Night shopping event "drunken debauchery" is way over the top, but there's no doubt some merchants have pushed the event about as far it should go.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Our View: 211 system makes it easier
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Editorial: Plates would celebrate Sleeping Bear
The issue: Group wants Sleeping Bear specialty license plate. Our view: Timing couldn't be better.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Editorial: Claim share of harbor-dredging cash
The issue: Harbor dredging. Our view: Push feds to pay the freight.Continued ...
- Monday, February 4, 2013
Cheers & Jeers: 02/04/2013
To philanthropist Barbara Dennos, a longtime supporter of the local college, hospital and arts, who died at age 90 last week.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 3, 2013
Editorial: Refusal to bring charges in dumping haunts case
In 2002, while looking for a lost cow, Benzie County farmer Charles Brozofsky discovered that a stream running through his property had turned orange and smelled like a sewer. The trout that used to swim in the creek were gone.Continued ...
- Friday, February 1, 2013
Editorial: Lead way to renewable future
The issue: L&P looking for new executive director. Our view: Utility needs a strong leader with vision.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
Editorial: Traverse City needs to invest in infrastructure
The issue: City debating budget priorities. Our view: Infratructure spending must continue.Continued ...
Editorial: Give Hathaway the maximum
She has never offered a rationale, and her lawyer on Tuesday said her actions were "dumb" and "made no sense." No kidding.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Editorial: Full-time legislative body is unnecessary
A proposal to make the Michigan Legislature part-time is a good idea for a host of reasons. One of the best can be summed up in one word: Lobbyists.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Editorial: Donors impact Grand Traverse area's way of life
The issue: Munson gets $8 million donation. Our view: Philanthropists make an indelible mark.Continued ...
- Monday, January 28, 2013
- Cheers: 01/28/13
- Sunday, January 27, 2013
Editorial: GT Road Commission goes off the deep end — again
When the state and federal governments dole out road money, they usually allocate it through individual rural task forces, which in Grand Traverse County is the Traverse City Area Transportation and Land Use Study, or TC-TALUS.Continued ...
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Editorial: Snyder can show colors by vetoing gun bills
The issue: Senate panel approves gun bills. Our view: Snyder criticizes bills, but proof would be a veto.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
Editorial: Shelter protecting most vulnerable
The issue: Safe Harbor sets a record. Our view: Program for homeless likely saving lives.Continued ...