Editorials Archive

GUEST VIEW: Jobless being held hostage

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Philadelphia Inquirer:   More than 3.7 million jobless Americans may be learning how it feels to fruitlessly search for work, find meals at a food pantry, and skip paying bills for the first time. Out of work for six months or more, they are the long-term unemployed, about […]

OUR VIEW: Equal pay deserved for equal work

Last week, Congress blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a piece of legislation intended to cut the gender wage gap in the U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement, calling the Paycheck Fairness Act “commonsense legislation that would strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act and reinforce our country’s commitment to the principle of equal pay for […]

OUR VIEW: Celebrate your local library this week

There’s no doubt that even in today’s technology driven world, libraries play an important role in our lives. That’s why we’re joining others in celebrating National Library Week April 13 through 19. Manistee County Library boasts five branches, including the main branch in Manistee, and serves 24,640 county residents with an annual circulation exceeding 160,000. […]

GUIEST VIEW: FOIA reform a good thing for citizens

The following editorial was published Friday in the Grand Haven Tribune:   The Michigan House recently approved legislation (House Bill 4001) to improve the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process, amending current law to establish a more uniformed structure for fees, clarifying procedures for public bodies and updating penalties. What does this mean for […]

OUR VIEW: Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Volunteer: A person who does work without getting paid for it. That is the definition according to Miriam-Webster dictionary. However, a volunteer is so much more. Many of the great things Manistee has to offer wouldn’t be possible without the work of volunteers. The Vogue would not have been able to bring movies back to […]