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Stop the oil flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 3, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Be open to the experience and adventure

September 2, 2014 My first major trip by myself came at the end of college. I decided to do a study abroad program. more »»

It’s not rocket science

September 2, 2014 Flashy federal initiatives are missing from the job-creation plan released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., who wants to pursue her proposals through a seat in the U.. more »»

Questions about veterans care need to answered

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care a... more »»

Enbridge needs to take proper steps

August 30, 2014 A number of residents from the area will take part in the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday. more »»

Ready for another year of school

August 30, 2014 Students from across Michigan return to classes beginning Tuesday. This being Labor Day weekend, classrooms across the state will open their doors again Tuesday and herald in a new school year. more »»

Your gift matters

August 30, 2014 In the past two years, I've shared my thoughts, advice and stories on living healthy, living happy and living with purpose. more »»

Taking the call

August 30, 2014 The call to follow Jesus is inevitably a call to die. more »»

Time will tell what minimum wage hike’s effect will be

August 29, 2014 Monday minimum wage earners across Michigan will get a wage increase. Thanks to approval by Michigan legislators earlier this summer, minimum wage earners will see their hourly wage go from $7. more »»

Give terrorists a reason to fear US

August 28, 2014 After American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State terrorists several days ago, there was concern about another U.S. reporter taken hostage about two years ago. more »»

Don't get distracted by the devil in the details

August 26, 2014 The devil is in the details, isn’t it? Ever have what seemed like a great idea and then when it came time to make the idea a reality, it was very difficult to make the idea happen? That’s because th... more »»

State Dept., FBI didn’t connect the dots with bulletin

August 26, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

There will be no peace until world recognizes Hamas as terrorists

August 25, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship last week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»

The best news we’ve had in years

August 23, 2014 Every week there seems to be another positive economic headline on the newspaper’s front page. As columnist Steve Fletcher pointed out Wednesday, this is a stark contrast to the way it used to be. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

August 23, 2014 What caused droning sound? Q. Several Alpena readers have heard droning and diving sounds in the air in the direction of the beach, but they couldn't see any sort of aircraf. more »»

AMRC has tips to start the school year with a healthy plan

August 23, 2014 August is here and that usually means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. more »»

Congratulations Besser on 110 years

August 22, 2014 One of our region’s industrial giants celebrates a significant milestone today. Employees with Besser are holding a public ceremony today at 2 p.m., followed by a picnic and open house from 3-6 p.m. more »»

The silent industry that helps push Alpena’s economy

August 19, 2014 I don’t normally write in response to questions or comments from the community but today I’m going to go down that path and try to help bring some clarity to one of Alpena’s major industrie. more »»

Dope, employment do not mix

August 19, 2014 I’ve attended a number of meetings recently that focused on local economic growth that included educators and employers. more »»

News about Iraq sounds familiar

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»



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