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Letters 12-22-2014

Affordable Housing Alternatives In Scott Hardy’s opinion piece in the December 15 edition, he offered six concrete ideas to address the ongoing community discussion about increasing affordable in-town housing in Traverse City.

Powerful Homeless Event Homelessness is far more complex than we thought. “Everyone Has a Story—Sit and Share Our Bench” was a wondrous performance Sunday, December 7, that opened my eyes to a wide range of experiences with homelessness, bridging the gap between “us and them.”

Long-Lasting Effects of Measles I understand several cases of measles have occurred in Traverse City. I also became aware that in Michigan, persons are three times less likely to be immunized.

Changing The Electoral College Republicans are thinking about changing how Michigan allocates Electoral College votes. Michigan, like all but two states, gives all of its electoral votes to the statewide winner of the popular vote.

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Computer waste

Express Staff - November 7th, 2002
Computer waste
What should a responsible person do with their electronic relics?
Recycle them at Grand Traverse County‘s Computer and Electronics Recycling
Event on November 9 in Traverse City.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 4.3 million tons of
electronic waste was discarded in 1999. They project that 63 million more
computers will require disposal by 2005. At present, 75% of our electronic
waste sits piled in basements and attics awaiting better disposal options
than the local landfill.
Residents who want to “do the right thing“ by recycling their old computers
and electronic equipment must make a reservation to attend the collection.
A $5 fee per item will be charged in order to help cover the cost
of shipping and recycling the equipment. Call the Resource Recovery hotline
at 922-2052.

Native American awareness
In honor of “Native American Awareness Month“ in November, the Grand Traverse Band and Northwestern Michigan College are presenting four programs, each at noon in the lower level of West Hall:
· Monday, Nov. 4: “Michigan Native History“ by John Bailey;
· Monday, Nov. 11: “Native Cultural Traditions“ by Jack Chambers;
· Monday, Nov. 18: “Music and Art“ by the Medicine Lodge Singers, Shocko Hall, Sr., and Pauly Raphael;
· Monday, Nov. 25: “Native Historical Trauma“ by Brian Corbiere.
All programs are free and open to the public. For info, call the NMC Diversity Services Office at 231 995-1043.

The morning after
Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) is trying to raise awareness on the “morning-after pill” or post-coital emergency contraception (EC), which can reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. A workshop on the use of EC will be held Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at both the Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) health centers in Petoskey and Traverse City. Call 231-347-9692 ext. 15 (Petoskey) or 231-929-1844, ext. 26 (Traverse City) to register.

She‘s honored
Hats off to JoAnna Kolodziej, a professor of early childhood education at North Central Michigan College, who was honored last month with an Educator of the Year award by the Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council. JoAnna has been on the NCMC staff since 1979. She is the mother of three and has been active in many causes for the benefit of children in the Petoskey area.

Perrier trial postponed
Judge Lawrence Root of the Mecosta County Circuit Court has postponed the October 25 trial in the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) and its plaintiffs vs. Nestle Waters North America, Inc./Ice Mountain/Perrier until May 2003. According to Judge Root , 10 consecutive days were needed for the trial and in October only six days had been scheduled on the court calendar.


 
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