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Time to put better safeguards in place to protect endangered animals

July 30, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democrat presidents and members of Congress in the United State. more »»

Continuing to hand out praise

July 29, 2015 Last week I began a two-week series in my column about all the economic “positives” that can be found around the region. This week that positive thinking continues. more »»

War isn’t only outcome if Iran deal is rejected

July 29, 2015 White House political aides are doing an excellent job of fear-mongering to convince members of Congress to support the proposed nuclear arms deal with Ira. more »»

I just want to know why

July 28, 2015 I don’t have kids but it seems to me that children go through what I call the “why” phase. They want to know why regarding everything. more »»

Gov’t shouldn’t view housing concerns as reason to intervene

July 28, 2015 As so often is the case, good news about the economy is being reacted to by some economists and politicians who fear it will not last. more »»

NY minimum wage increase will wind up hurting, not helping

July 27, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, “Be careful what you wish for. You may get i. more »»

Lawmakers’ attention helps shine light on NE Michigan

July 25, 2015 For years many Northeast Michigan residents seem to have gone through life with a chip on their shoulder. more »»

Food programs serving kids properly

July 25, 2015 “...You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

July 25, 2015 Posts along bi-path ?? Q. more »»

The ‘real’ quick fix: Daily habits

July 25, 2015 At a darker time in her life, Rachel Savage, 32 of Alpena, battled depression, anxiety and frequent headaches. She simply never felt well and had a lot of daily aches and pains. more »»

God comes with us

July 25, 2015 This year’s family vacation was epic. In a grand, The Kids Are Leaving The Nest Soon gesture, we decided to fly to Portland, Ore., to see some of my relatives and then spend two weeks driving hom. more »»

The sound of freedom over NE Michigan

July 24, 2015 One day this week a large C-130 Hercules flew at a low altitude over Alpena, on its way presumably to the Alpena Combat Readiness Center. more »»

US should help Nigeria with its request

July 23, 2015 Americans need more allies like some nations in Africa. While Nigeria and nearby countries have made it clear they want no U.S. more »»

Plenty of good in our community

July 22, 2015 All too often a column, an editorial, or a letter to the editor tells us what is wrong about somethin. more »»

Chattanooga shooting another example of lone wolf terrorism

July 22, 2015 Islamic terrorists in the Middle East may not have an armada of drone aircraft at their disposal, but they kill by remote control just as effectively — perhaps more so — as the U.S. military. more »»

Let’s examine the ‘No’ responses

July 21, 2015 How many times are we told “no” throughout our lifetime? As a child we grow up learning what “no” means. No, don’t bop your baby brother on the head with the block. more »»

Make sure VA really needs funds in request

July 21, 2015 In Washington, the penalty for shoddy work and sometimes criminal actions too often is more money. And remember, behind the Beltway, they keep the books in 10- to 12-digit numbers. more »»

Obama Internet plan won’t benefit rural America

July 20, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama last week holds no promise for Americans in rural areas. more »»

Time to get rid of Mackinac pipeline

July 18, 2015 I just returned from a weekend at Mackinac Island, where my family and I enjoyed the beauty and splendor of the Straits. more »»

Hats off to Fletcher, Alpena Power for property building

July 18, 2015 Steve Fletcher and the folks at Alpena Power Co. should be given permanent white hats to wear around tow. more »»



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