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BLM needs to do its job with well oversight

May 12, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

No reason to believe real reform happened at IRS

May 11, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

A reminder of our connection to the Great Lakes

May 9, 2015 Life on the Lakes, and the tragedies that occur there, always seem to be close to the hearts of those who call Northeast Michigan their home. more »»

Sometimes you just have to chill

May 9, 2015 There’s more than enough worry to last a person a lifetime. Health, employment, and the world’s political chaos are enough topics to make one’s head spin out of control. more »»

Open the door to new world of better hearing

May 9, 2015 Your sense of hearing is a vital link to your world — a source of pleasure, information and communication. Hearing loss should not get in the way of enjoying lif. more »»

Voice of God

May 9, 2015 "Mama Tried," sang the legendary voice of country music Merle Haggard back in 1968. My rebel spirit identified with those lyrics. more »»

Home to some of the best students in the state

May 8, 2015 Our students are among the brightest and best in Michigan. In fact, they are among the brightest and best in all the countr. more »»

Yucca Mountain work should resume

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plant. more »»

Congratulations lineman team

May 6, 2015 I’m pleased with the Alpena Community College Lineman Team. It just competed at the College Lineman’s Rodeo and took first place against 30 other teams. more »»

And now on a lighter note

May 5, 2015 For the past several weeks my mom, sisters, sister-in-law and I have been engaged in group text conversations that include a lot of ridiculous jokes. Ridiculous jokes are my favorite. more »»

We benefit by accepting all religions, not letting extremists silence our tolerance

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Gyrocopter landing shows terrorists our vulnerability

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refor. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

May 2, 2015 Alpena storm sewers Q. A reader says that Chicago has a big project designed to stop untreated storm sewer water from draining into Lake Michiga. more »»

Congress needs to push Obama to follow the law of the land

May 2, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Hospice volunteers come in all shapes and sizes

May 2, 2015 In so many things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. The same holds true for a hospice volunteer. The need for volunteers in hospice is great, and the types of work are virtually limitless. more »»

Beauty of wrong

May 2, 2015 I was convinced our field trip was going to go poorly. Turns out I was wrong. Our first stop was the Bruski and Stevens Twin Sinks in lovely Leer. more »»

Lady Michigan preparing for another successful season

May 1, 2015 For the last four years, the Lady Michigan has been taking residents and tourists alike on the waters of Lake Huron to view shipwrecks through its glass bottom. more »»

Obama wrong for his actions with Armenian slaughter’s anniversary

April 30, 2015 For seven years, now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. more »»

Monaghan an example to follow

April 29, 2015 I first met Tom Monaghan in the late 1970s or early ’80s when we both were members of the same business organization. more »»

No excuse for behavior of IRS

April 29, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»



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