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Terrorist threat comes from many groups

November 24, 2015 For years, concern about terrorism focused on al-Qaida. Now most westerners view the Islamic State as the primary threat. more »»

President needs to work with other nations in battle against IS

November 23, 2015 Leaders of both France and Russia want a military alliance against Islamic State terrorists. But thus far, it appears air strikes against IS targets in Syria by those two nations and U.S. more »»

A look at Calley-as-governor chances

November 23, 2015 Everybody sing-a-long: 'Tis the season for spec-u-la-tion, fa, la, la, la, la; la, la, la,la. So let's. How do you like the name Go. more »»

A well-deserved award for Matt Muszynski

November 21, 2015 Matt Muszynski is a gentle giant among his peers. His passion for life and youth is endless, his enthusiasm contagious and his energy level is off the charts. more »»

Linking advertisers with community

November 21, 2015 Wow! How else would you describe today’s newspaper? It is loaded with so many advertisements related to holiday shopping that I think had Santa been delivering the newspaper this morning, the... more »»

Keep holiday stress in check with these tips

November 21, 2015 Next week kicks off the official holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving and leading up to the Christmas holiday. more »»

Church calendar

November 21, 2015 Every family is shaped by the holidays it keeps together. Societies are defined to a degree by their common celebrations. In the same way, the church has a calendar that revolves around Jesus Christ. more »»

Snyder makes right call on Syrian refugees

November 20, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder was correct this week to suspend efforts of bringing Syrian refugees to Michigan. While the decision certainly is a controversial one, it is the correct one. Until the U.. more »»

ISIS is stronger, more powerful than ever

November 18, 2015 Islamic terrorists think big and realistically. Their goal is to bring the world to its knees in front of them. more »»

Oil reserves create political winners, losers

November 18, 2015 In physics there is a rule which says that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In interpersonal relationships this is not so obvious. more »»

When Clinton has gotten rid of coal, the economy will suffer

November 17, 2015 Hillary Clinton must be hoping voters will miss the point of her radical environmental agenda. Perhaps a little misdirection will help in that regard, she may have reasoned. more »»

Keeping the camp tractor running

November 17, 2015 A few quick things about the camp tractor; first, it looks like a tractor: the exhaust pipe points up through the engine cowling. more »»

Keep better tabs on money to Iraqi forces

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Finger-pointing after road bill passes

November 16, 2015 Christmas came early this year for Gov. Nerd as he signed into law what Republicans are calling a road fix capping off a four year wait for sam. more »»

DDA needs to prove parking meters are the right move

November 14, 2015 We’ve been very consistent in our concern, over the years, that paid parking for in downtown Alpena is a regressive form of long-term planning and a problematic obstacle to attracting people here. more »»

Make it a safe and successful hunt

November 14, 2015 It’s time again to paint the woods a bright hunter’s orange. more »»

Coping with grief at the holidays

November 14, 2015 Pat Chambers was a wife, mother of five and grandmother of 12. She loved to garden and enjoyed the beauty of nature. more »»

The sounds of Christmas ... and of need

November 13, 2015 Area residents began hearing the ringing of beautiful holiday bells beginning today at various shopping locations as the Salvation Army began its annual Red Kettle campaign. more »»

A perilous prediction and taller task

November 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s prediction there will be no peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians before he leaves office in early 2017 certainly was, as he put it, “realistic. more »»

An October filled with learning

November 11, 2015 I’ve had an outstanding October. more »»



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