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Public merits transparent government

January 14, 2016 A recent Wisconsin editorial: So which is it? Do political parties in Wisconsin have to publicly disclose contributions they receive from corporations or not? At the end of last week, that remained... more »»

Legislature in no hurry to clean up act

January 13, 2016 A recent Wisconsin editorial: It’s discouraging but not surprising that few of state Re. more »»

Uninformed lawmakers leave voters in dark

January 12, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: After Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 571, we’re learning surprising new thing. more »»

State should pay for justice, not court defendants

January 11, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: We thought we were making progress when Lansing moved to eliminate one of the state’s most outrageous taxes. Beginning Oct. more »»

Scouts spread holiday cheer

January 9, 2016 Bouquet From Mike Lenczuk, Pembine, Wis. more »»

WEDC needs reboot, not rebranding

January 8, 2016 A recent Wisconsin editorial: W-E-D-C. For a lot of Wisconsin taxpayers, those letters stand for one thing and one thing only: I-N-E-P-T-I-T-U-D-E. more »»

Eagle perishes: We must work to get the lead out

January 7, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: The Chocolay Raptor Center has a history of successfully rehabilitating injured and sick raptors, such as two snowy owls it released in November at Gentz’s Homestead... more »»

Wisconsin needs stronger drunken driving penalties

January 6, 2016 A recent Wisconsin editorial: Driving while drunk is wrong. But it is less wrong in Wisconsin than in most other states. more »»

Snyder should veto election ‘reforms’

January 5, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: We wrote in November that a bill to strip Michigan voters of the ability to vote straight ticket was beneath the dignity of the Legislature. more »»

The importance of open meetings law

January 4, 2016 A recent Michigan editorial: The Michigan Open Meetings Act seems like a pretty self-explanatory law, but elected officials across the Grand Traverse region continue to struggle with the statute’s... more »»

Election reform laws headed in wrong direction

December 31, 2015 A recent Michigan editorial: State lawmakers recently passed another law designed to reform elections in Michigan. With 2015 winding down, a bill heads to Gov. more »»

New approach to state budget merits debate

December 30, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: If one listens to the most rabid of Gov. more »»

Governor should veto bill limiting voter education

December 29, 2015 A recent Michigan editorial: The Center for Public Integrity, in its annual November report card, said Michigan has the worst state government in the nation in terms of ethics, lobbying, political... more »»

Illegal drug use a growing concern

December 28, 2015 On Dec. 17, law enforcement officials announced several federal convictions following the dismantling of a major criminal drug trafficking ring here in the Upper Peninsula. For most, the U.P. more »»

Christmas Party earns praise

December 26, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: A lighted nativity set was the focal point at the Knights of Columbus Children’s Christmas Party at their hall in Kingsford. more »»

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

December 24, 2015 Francis P. Church, an editorial writer for the now-defunct New York Sun, probably said it best. He was on that newspaper’s staff when an 8-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor. more »»

Gov. Walker’s policy of secrecy

December 23, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: Regardless of whether you voted for a legislator or chief executive, you have a right to know how that elected official and his or her staff are conducting the busines... more »»

Governor’s claims aside, Wisconsin lags on job growth

December 22, 2015 A recent Wisconsin editorial: Another lousy Wisconsin jobs report and little action on job creation Gov. Scott Walker can’t avoid the latest bad news on jobs in Wisconsin. more »»

Keep body camera footage public

December 21, 2015 A recent Michigan newspaper editorial: Body cameras are about accountability. They are good for citizens and they are good for police officers. more »»

Looking forward to Kingsford in ‘16

December 19, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford: A round of applause for the new owners of the Birchwood Mall in Kingsford. more »»



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