| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy.
To roaring cheers in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Remember the Gold Stars
Gold Star Mother's Day will be observed on Sunday, Sept. 30. According to VFW magazine:
Specially recognizing the families, especially mothers, of Americans killed in war dates officially back to World War I. When a...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Boulevards are bad idea
I talked with one of the city leaders and was told that boulevards were planned for West Mitchell Street (U.S. 31) when work is being done in 2013. What will that do to traffic flow? Are boulevards necessary? This is snow...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, a controversial requirement that most uninsured Americans will have to purchase a policy or face penalties by 2014.
The court voted 5-4 to uphold the measure, framing...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Read petitions before signing
As I was entering the post office I overheard a woman thanking a young man with a clipboard for “bringing democracy to Northern Michigan” l was confused when I discovered that the petition she had signed...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Mayor term; Stick with charter
I am in total agreement with the recent letter written by Herb Carlson regarding the term of office for the Petoskey mayor and council members.
It should remain a one year term for the mayor and two year terms for...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:17 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Shortly after newly elected Rep. Dan Benishekarrived in Washington, staffers raised a banner that proclaimed to visitors in his Capitol Hill suite: "If you are here to ask for more money, you're in the wrong office!"
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Voters in the 1st Congressional District are watching a debate on experience play out this election cycle between a doctor and a hay farmer.
At least that is the image being toted in ads from their campaign committees.
"Washington could learn a thing...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Allen Telgenhof a leader, team player
We have known Allen Telgenhof since he was a kid on the Little League baseball team in Clio. He’s been part of our family for 25 years. His wife Judy is our daughter. Our grandkids Ty, Ally, Will,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:14 AM
A proposed federal budget bill would cut $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program which provides funding for Asian carp control, among other invasive species.
Recently, the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Another election down, another season of political games.
Every election cycle there are endless stories about signs being stolen, mailers with misleading information and generally distasteful personal attacks.
That's the business, some say. It's part...