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Lower gas prices come at right time of the year

December 6, 2014 This week gas sold for $1.99 a gallon in Oklahoma City. In what would have seemed an unlikely occurrence in recent years, the price dipped below the $2 a gallon mark. more »»

Every issue has more gray areas

December 6, 2014 As I have shared from this platform many times over the years, while many of us would like to view the world through either black or white lens, the truth is the world most often is gray. more »»

After vote to raise gas tax, Lansing should tap brakes to debate other road fix plans

December 6, 2014 At long last, Lansing is beginning to move toward a long-term fix for roads. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

December 6, 2014 Lumber pile at Duck Park Q. Reader Roger Snell asks, "What's happening with the big pile of lumber that has been at Duck Park in Alpena?" A. more »»

Old Newsboys hit the streets for Salvation Army

December 5, 2014 “Extra, Extra — Real All About It!” will be the sound that fills the air today and Saturday as the Lions Old Newsboys will be peddling another edition of this holiday tradition. more »»

Amateurs making military decisions? Bad idea

December 3, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Science, logic are best way to manage forest, animals

December 3, 2014 “A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. more »»

Parade success blueprint for Alpena

December 2, 2014 Did you see this year’s Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade? I say this every year, but this year had some of the best entries I’ve seen yet. more »»

Obama needs to name and support forward thinking Secretary of Defense

December 2, 2014 President Barack Obama’s third secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Make sure toy guns are seen as toy guns

December 1, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police officer. more »»

Enjoy the beauty of Christmas

November 29, 2014 There is something special about Christmas trees. Perhaps it is the sparkle from the twinkling lights. Maybe it is the beauty of each ornament. more »»

Is report’s change the right way to go?

November 29, 2014 Let’s face it, we’re lazy. Human nature is such that when faced with two options to arrive at a solution, we’re always going to opt for the easiest of the route. more »»

The Christmas season is in full swing

November 29, 2014 The Christmas season has begun in earnest, though somehow it seems like it never really leaves anymore. more »»

ARMC can help with medical care needs, recovery at home

November 29, 2014 The last thing you want when you are injured, sick, or recovering from surgery is to be away from your home and the ones you love. more »»

The outdoorsmen’s Super Bowl

November 28, 2014 We all understand that “timing is everything.” Thus, Department of Natural Resources officials were excited when the traditional Nov. 15 start to firearms deer season fell on a Saturday this year. more »»

Remember and give thanks for reasons we are blessed to live in NE Michigan

November 27, 2014 On Nov. 26, 1789 — 225 years ago Wednesday — President George Washington proclaimed the day as the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration. more »»

There’s much to be thankful for

November 26, 2014 Well, it’s Turkey Day already. When you think about it, this holiday got off to a dubious start. more »»

Obama playing bully in chief instead of acting presidential

November 26, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

NE Michigan’s hunting culture

November 25, 2014 During my first year away at Michigan State University I was shocked to learn that students didn’t get Nov. 15 off from school. It seemed blasphemous to me, having come from Northeast Michigan. more »»

Green energy plant doesn’t live up to the hype

November 25, 2014 “Green” energy sources such as solar and wind power are the answer to all our needs, ultra-liberals claim. more »»

 
 
 

 

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