March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Views

Finally sunshine on golf course statement

Happy Sunshine Week!  Where, you ask, is all the sunshine?  It’s a valid question when asked outside or indoors, where the meaning turns to the level of openness displayed by public officials.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Teachers prefer, from their personal schedules, the early start, but also are aware and understand that it may be best for kids to go the late start.”   More...

Mutiny unlikely after 12 rebellious votes

Playing the legislative game is a lot like baseball. In the end you count the number of runs scored or the number of votes cast to determine the winner.  In the Michigan House 55 votes is the magic number to pass legislation. More...

Who applied for commission?

Childish.  That’s how we describe a series of events at a recent Empire Village Council meeting.  The occasion called for filling three openings on the village Planning Commission, for which there apparently has been much interest. More...

You can’t make up some fake ‘cyber’ facts

A column by Patti Brandt Burgess

Remember that game Telephone where one person whispers a message into the ear of the person next to them, and that person repeats it to the next person and so on until it gets to the last person, who announces the message to the room?  More...

Reader's Forum: State revenues up; tax cut needed

Michigan’s 2007 income tax hike has cost the typical Michigan household about $1,000. This is the total cost over the decade, and while it might not sound like much to some people, it is a significant sum to others.  More...