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Good luck to AHS robotics team

April 29, 2016 Good luck to the 18 Alpena High School students who are in St. Louis right now competing in robotics competition against teams from around the world. more »»

 
 
 
Law on tinted windows on vehicles

April 28, 2016 I was asked this week about Michigan window tint laws because the reader has a sensitivity to sunlight. more »»

Bureaucracy gets in the way of common sense

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Obama’s policy clearly not helping Cubans

April 27, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

The question about North Korea is if world peace means anything

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Lessons from the comeback city

April 26, 2016 Several months ago I received a communication from the state tourism office declaring that a big push for the Pure Michigan campaign for 2016 would be Detroit’s urban vibe comeback story. more »»

Slap on the wrist not enough for IRS First Amendment violation

April 25, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Learning opportunities plentiful and unique for area students

April 23, 2016 We've said it before and we'll say it again, students today are receiving a much more interesting education that we did years ago. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

April 23, 2016 Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay ? Q. Reader Roger Snell asks, "How many commercial ships went down in Alpena's Thunder Bay in the 1880s?" A. more »»

Safety first when it comes to spring burning

April 22, 2016 Spring is finally here, we think, and after a brief interlude caused by some unexpected snow the usual outdoor cleanup is in full swin. more »»

Small increases in troops to Iraq a recipe for disaster

April 21, 2016 Feeding more American troops into Iraq little by little is an invitation to disaster, yet President Barack Obama persists in the practice. Obama vowed U.S. more »»

Donald Trump is the real deal

April 20, 2016 I’ve been thinking all winter about Donald Trump’s appeal to the American voter. Most certainly, he doesn’t appeal much to the politicians or the press. more »»

Court should rule against Obama on immigration

April 20, 2016 It has been obvious for years that Congress should update the nation’s immigration laws. But lawmakers’ failure to do that does not give the president authority to override the statutes. more »»

The story behind city hall’s limestone

April 19, 2016 Likely you have wondered — maybe it was while you were passing by, perhaps during an idle moment when you were nowhere near it — but at some point you have probably asked yourself: “Why is our... more »»

Banning books something done by small-minded people

April 19, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortab. more »»

Time to end EPA’s double standard

April 17, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.S. more »»

Schools now in process of making up missed days

April 16, 2016 No two words sound sweeter to to a student, teacher, bus driver or aide than “snow day” in the midst of winte. more »»

Family gives random acts of kindness

April 16, 2016 Pay it forward. That’s what Hillman’s Doug Morrison could be found doing Friday. more »»

Not feeling safe with Wild West mentality

April 16, 2016 Growing up, I loved Westerns. I was a devoted fan of U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon from "Gunsmoke" and the Cartwrights of "Ponderosa. more »»

Cut the excuses: Health just feels better

April 16, 2016 There are many reasons not to exercise and eat healthy. It can be inconvenient to cook, it is hard to make time for fitness and it is just easier to sit on the couc. more »»

From crisis to faith

April 16, 2016 After a crisis, you see the world differently. That's what we're told. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Waiting room reading material

April 28, 2016 I had to go to the hospital Thursday with my dad, and I had to wait while he had an MRI. Sitting in the waiting room, I spent some time texting with my sister and looking at the news on my smartphone. more »

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