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Cougar death would have been surprise finding a decade ago

February 12, 2016 An investigation continues into the death of a cougar discovered earlier this month in Dickinson County, about four miles from Iron Mountain. more »»

Supply, demand and responsibility

February 11, 2016 I read an Associated Press story this week that a fellow selling Tasers for protection in Germany can’t manufacture enough to meet the demand because shop keepers and others are worried about the... more »»

Something should be done about North Korea, and sooner rather than later

February 11, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Time to do more than warn North Korea

February 10, 2016 Less than a month ago, North Korea tested a powerful long-range missile. U.S. more »»

The choir and fifth hour lunch

February 9, 2016 M.E. Finch, principal of Alpena High School, didn't appear to me to be very astute but it turned out he was. more »»

National debt: Sobering story of runaway government spending

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire this week, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate... more »»

Reagan’s words ring true in Flint

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasc. more »»

Playing the blame game in Flint

February 8, 2016 Optics. Optics. Optics. That's the new buzz word all the pundits are glumming onto. more »»

Business Expo great way to see what local businesses have to offer

February 6, 2016 Sixteen years ago The Alpena News staff set out to fill a void they identified in the communit. more »»

Sundin gave residents what we need

February 6, 2016 Kudos to Alpena City Manager Greg Sundin. This week he presented municipal council with a “State of the City” report that I believe is filled with valuable information. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

February 6, 2016 Presidential primary March 8? Q. Readers and others have raised varied questions about the Michigan Presidential Primary election that will take place on March 8. A. more »»

The Bachelor vs. the Iowa Caucus

February 6, 2016 Come Heller high water … Sure, I watched the big caucus this week. more »»

The H word

February 6, 2016 Jane is suffering from cancer. It started in her liver and has now spread to her lungs and embedded in her bones. The chemo and radiation are not helping. more »»

On your side

February 6, 2016 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. more »»

Law on parking lots at traffic lights

February 5, 2016 A reader asked this week if they can drive through a parking lot when traffic is backed up at a traffic light. more »»

Community comes together for library

February 5, 2016 We did it! Congratulations to everyone who helped the staff of the Alpena County Library win a statewide competition that now will allow for the digitizing of both The Alpena Evening News (1899-190... more »»

Zika a reminder of need to stay aware, ahead of all diseases

February 4, 2016 President Barack Obama wants to commit $1 billion to what he calls a “moonshot” initiative against cance. more »»

Curious parallel between Flint, Alpena

February 3, 2016 Dr. Bill Nesbitt practiced medicine in Alpena for decades. Nesbitt loved people and he was greatly amused by the sometimes absurd actions of government. more »»

Government continues to spend and spend

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Learning from ‘The Scorpion and the Frog’

February 2, 2016 My husband I recently found ourselves talking about an old Aesop fable that came to mind after we had been discussing a projec. more »»

President failed in pulling out of Iraq, Afghanistan

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanistan. more »»



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TV vs. The Cord Cutters

February 11, 2016 I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills Man came by to hook up my cable TV We settled in for the night my baby and me We switched... more »

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