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Connecting the dots

July 1, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»

Get ready for the Fourth of July parade

June 30, 2015 I really dislike that I am writing this column. The things I am about to say should not have to be said. more »»

Woman’s face on US currency long overdue

June 30, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Dream is realized with first customer

June 29, 2015 “Until you have your first paying customer it is only a dream, an idea. more »»

Good luck Miss Michigan

June 27, 2015 Congratulations Emily Kieliszewski, who last weekend was crowned Miss Michigan, 2015. more »»

Unfinished business

June 27, 2015 Wake up. Remember, ah yes. Need to write my column today. Make hot cocoa. Feed cats. Open blinds. Sit down at computer. Check email. Research kitchen timers on Amazon. Check weather forecast. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

June 27, 2015 SHOE TREE AT SQUAW BAY Q. Reader Ken Wieten asks how and why a shoe tree got started at Squaw Bay and what has happened to it? A. more »»

Economic meltdown in the future very likely

June 26, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»

Researchers who studied anti-Semitism say it’s generational

June 25, 2015 Throughout the Middle East are schools in which millions of boys and girls are taught mathematics, language skills, science and hatred of Jews and sometimes Americans. more »»

Is the US ready to fight with China, Russia?

June 24, 2015 The Russian bear has been growling for some time now, as evidenced by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. Now, he may be sharpening his claw. more »»

Great youth programs need our support

June 24, 2015 Danny McDougall had a fishing boat named “May Sink” which was rather appropriate, as that it did one day off Presque Isle Harbor. more »»

Hillary Clinton views press as the enemy

June 23, 2015 Most candidates for president love to be surrounded by reporters. That requires them to be ready to answer questions, of course. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is different. more »»

Be a storyteller to your kids, grandkids

June 23, 2015 Most of what I know about storytelling I’ve learned from my Grandma Margie Kline. I have lived a lifetime on the streets of Detroit’s Hamtramck during the 1930s & 1940s. more »»

More steps and assurances needed to keep American’s information safe

June 22, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»

School, AEA should be commened for embracing changing

June 20, 2015 We like what we read Friday about an alternative daily schedule next year in the Alcona Community Schools. more »»

Hands-only CPR can help save a life

June 20, 2015 Anyone can learn CPR — and everyone should. more »»

Wandering bear unites community in its support for emergency personnel

June 19, 2015 It isn’t every day when a bear wanders through downtown Alpena, yet that was the case Wednesday when a juvenile bruin made his way into town and up a tree. more »»

Road bills: Something for all to hate

June 19, 2015 The critics contend if you think House Republicans fixed the ugly road problem in Michigan, think again. more »»

Finally, a way to stop EPA’s overreaching

June 18, 2015 Conservatives in the House of Representatives finally are using their most powerful weapon — spending authority — in an attempt to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on coal and... more »»

Joynton made a difference at ACC

June 17, 2015 Olin Joynton is leaving us as the president of Alpena Community College at the end of this month. Joynton came to us 11 years ago with high aspirations for our college. more »»

It’s not for Obama to declare what Congress meant

June 17, 2015 A critical case involving the national health care law “probably shouldn’t even have been taken up” by the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama said last week. more »»



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