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Higher millages sought or discussed in 6 jurisdictions

It looks like a trying year for taxpayers.  Trying in that we’ve already counted six local governments that have discussed or will be trying to levy higher rates for property taxes.  More...

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Snowstorm piles on the blues; enough of winter!

Uncle!  I give!  Enough already with the snow!  As of press time yesterday, between six and 10 inches of snow had fallen this week in Leelanau County, just in time for the folks returning from sunning their buns in spring break warmth. More...

Reader's Forum: Control, don’t ban, short-term rentals

Short-term rental is a hot topic nationwide. Locally, it divides a quiet neighborhood past Northport, a stone’s throw from Grand Traverse Lighthouse. More...

Wait for more facts before judging coach

We honor the requests of sources to discuss topics off the record, which is why our coverage of tennis coach Tim Sutherland appeared as it did last week.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Telling my daughter what happened was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”  — Travis Geiger, speaking about the death of his sister, 8-year-old Ava, in a car accident that occurred after Easter morning church service. More...

It it sexist to use former Governor in attack ads?

Jennifer Granholm has become the Nancy Pelosi of Michigan politics.  Whenever either political party doesn’t want to talk about issues to win votes, it’s more expedient to find a boogie man, or in this case boogie woman, to trot in f More...