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We need someone who has long-range goals for area

October 29, 2014 Angela Dorothea Merkel, chancellor of Germany, is possibly the best thing to happen to that country since Prince Otto von Bismarck engineered the creation of the nation. more »»

 
 
 
We need to be more aware of lone wolf terrorists

October 29, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Tricks and treats on Halloween in Alpena

October 28, 2014 Halloween is one of my favorite fun celebrations. For me it is about having fun, using your imagination to create costumes from scratch, and visiting friends and neighbors. more »»

Obama should have zero tolerance over latest Secret Service fiasco

October 28, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Martin takes part in Civil War with 3rd Maine

October 28, 2014 Alpena resident Charles H. Martin’s story as a soldier in the Civil War would seem almost a fairy tale, except for him it was all too real. more »»

CDC needs to get response right the first time next time

October 27, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after al. more »»

From A to B not as far as you think

October 25, 2014 I never have been one to lose sleep over things I cannot control. If something lies within my scope of responsibility, then I am “all in” and it gets my full attention. more »»

Lend support for CRTC

October 25, 2014 “We need your support.” While that is not a direct quote this week of Maj. Gen. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

October 25, 2014 Recycling printers, cell phones Q. A reader asks where he can recycle non-working, used computer printers. Other readers ask where they can recycle cell phones. A. more »»

God’s expectation

October 25, 2014 As Halloween approaches next week, my kids have great expectations. Regardless of the costume, it will always be about the candy. What kind? How much? What size? God has great expectations, too. more »»

Plant not built in Rogers City leads to Gaylord plant

October 24, 2014 Roger City’s loss is Gaylord’s gain. Wolverine Power Co. more »»

More spin from White House, this time with Ebola

October 23, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Creating a partnership to teach kids sporting traditions

October 22, 2014 Every one of us is in a partnership of some sort. Sometimes it’s by birth so we have a family and we make accommodations with other family members. Some of us are married. more »»

Obama more interested in words than actions

October 22, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

Conjuring up a name for war on terrorism

October 21, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

October is Chamber of Commerce Month

October 21, 2014 October is Chamber of Commerce Month in the State of Michigan. The Alpena Chamber is celebrating this year by holding a trivia challenge. more »»

A Nobel winner whose work we all can understand

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

Finding a balance at Chippewa Hills

October 20, 2014 There has been a robust discussion in recent weeks regarding the management of state forest land near the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County. more »»

Afghanistan offers reasons for optimism and pride

October 20, 2014 Recently I had the honor of speaking to the United States Institute of Peace as that institution celebrated its 30th anniversary. I was a cosponsor of former Sen. more »»

Land the right person to be next U.S. senator

October 18, 2014 Today The Alpena News endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate. more »»

A section filled with hope, inspiration

October 18, 2014 Wow, talk about a wave of emotions. I smiled. I teared. I laughed. more »»

 
 
 

 

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October 28, 2014 Monday I was reminded on my way to work again of the beauty that is Northeast Michigan. more »

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