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End Islamic terrorism sooner rather than later

February 24, 2015 Neither Iraq nor Syria was the site of Islamic State terrorists’ most recent atrocity. It was in Libya that they kidnapped and beheaded nearly two dozen Egyptian Christians. more »»

Sometimes you just have to ask

February 24, 2015 I have never participated in a polar plunge before. It’s not the frigid, icy, cold water on what might be a cloudy, chilly, and potentially extremely windy day that has kept me away. more »»

Keep 2001 authorization

February 23, 2015 After Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Congress wasted no time in giving then-President George W. more »»

A vote still counts vs. big-money lobbyists

February 21, 2015 Some numbers just make you shake your head, and anything with six zeros on the end of it gets your attention. more »»

Respect for the work firefighters do

February 21, 2015 Cold weather triggers a lot of unwelcome side effects and, unfortunately, fires often are one of those. more »»

Getting kids excited about learning

February 21, 2015 Education is the silver bullet. It is what leads to progress, innovation, advancements in all fields. In other words, it is the key to everything. Imagine all the things in your life. more »»

Live with a lighter burden

February 21, 2015 We all live with burdens in life. Whether we are concerned about a stack of bills, a job change or driving on bad roads. Something weighs on our mind every day. Imagine lightening your load. more »»

Bessers’ charitable givings continue

February 20, 2015 Our region has been blessed by the legacy of industrialist/philanthropist Jesse Besser and his wife Anna. Long after both have been gone, their generosity keeps giving and giving to our community. more »»

Uphill road battle for governor

February 20, 2015 The opposition leading the charge for a no vote on the road fix/sales tax hike has two advantages at this read — (1) A simple message: Vote no on raising taxes, and (2) the four coalitions are... more »»

Congress needs details before approving Obama’s military plan

February 19, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

We know better what is needed here

February 18, 2015 It’s five o’clock in the morning and I’m feeling like the lyrics that Peter, Paul, and Mary sang: “But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowin’ his horn” Of course ther... more »»

Setting limits in battle against ISIS would be disastrous

February 18, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Finding your Everest and making it your legacy

February 17, 2015 My husband’s new favorite saying is, “It’s not a hill I want to die on.” I think we heard this when talking to a group of friends and it stuck. more »»

Tax season is reminder that Obamacare should be scrapped, replaced

February 17, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that?Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

A realistic plan to stop flow of drugs

February 16, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has hit the ground running with an initiative that could save lives throughout the United States. more »»

Air Force shouldn’t remove A-10s from defense arsenal

February 14, 2015 Is it really prudent to retire a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets that have proven invaluable assets in the war against terror? U.S. Sen. more »»

Lots of reasons to focus on the positive

February 14, 2015 The theme of this year’s Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce banquet was “positivity is the key.” Certainly it was appropriate, for it applies to so many areas of our lives. more »»

February, when thoughts turn to baseball

February 14, 2015 Is it spring yet? The temperature dropped and all of my thoughts have turned to warmer weather. When I think of spring I think of baseball (and a wee bit of softball. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

February 14, 2015 ARMC future Q. Readers in a dinner conversation questioned, "What future plans are being considered for the hospital?" A. more »»

ARMC cares about your heart health ... and so should you

February 14, 2015 You may think you’re not old enough to have a serious heart condition or that heart disease happens only to others, but these statistics tell a different story: Heart disease is the No. more »»

 
 
 

 

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