April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Views

Rule of law lost in federal law, agencies

We’ve never met the man who was picked up by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, but we do know two people we trust who vouch for him. The man doesn’t have a criminal record. More...

Guv finds no proof in prison food pudding

Gov. Rick Snyder never wanted to go there in the first place. But instead of digging in to oppose it he relented to his “legislative partners” and signed a law privatizing the food service in the state prison system. More...

Reader's Forum: Ethics lost with contracted position

I grew up in Leelanau County, maintain close ties to the area, and have assisted family with local property matters for many years. After college, I became a civil servant with the U.S. Air Force. More...

Will snow fertilizer be enough for farmers?

Poor man’s fertilizer.  That was the phrase used by long-time county orchardist Dave Alpers to describe a mid-spring dumping of 20 inches of heavy snow across the Leelanau Peninsula.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“There simply aren’t enough people in the labor force to staff the avalanche of summer businesses that open up in the spring now ...”  — Skip Telgard, who owns and runs the Bluebird Restaurant with his wife, Lynn, on a ne More...

Reader's Forum: Leland School plans not extravagant

On May 8th, Leland Public School will ask voters to consider a facility bond proposal. Here are the important facts:  More...