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Editorial: PI commissioner should be commended for being proactive

October 18, 2013 Presque Isle County Commissioner Kris Sorgenfrei has our respec. more »»

Speer: Gas prices don’t provide wallet relief

October 18, 2013 Gasoline prices across the region always have been a matter of conversation. For years it seemed Alpena-area prices would be the highest in the state. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

October 18, 2013 Farmers market Q. A reader asks, "How and when did the Alpena Farmers' Market start?" A. Dr. more »»

We deserve better treatment than Congress gave us

October 17, 2013 Just how fed up are you with Congress over the past two weeks? If you’re like of us, you’re ready “to throw the bums out.” And, you’re not alone. more »»

Editorial: Now is time to prepare for winter

October 15, 2013 A quick look at the calendar shows it’s October and with the weather being as nice as it has been, it’s easy to forget this is northern Michigan and winter can arrive suddenly and with little warning. more »»

Fletcher: Need to know more about candidates

October 15, 2013 “They gave him/her a job.” You often hear that when a person gets employment and it’s dead wrong. No organization gives away employment opportunities. more »»

Editorial: Awareness for one cancer, awareness for all

October 14, 2013 Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in a cave, you are probably aware that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

Stutzman: The welcome mat is always out

October 14, 2013 Last Thursday my husband and I took our two kids (4 years and 11 months) out for a bike ride around tow. more »»

Speer: ‘We’ the people have had enough

October 11, 2013 Editor’s Note: Most Americans are frustrated by events out of Washington these past two weeks. I’ve asked one local resident, Delbert Beyer, to share his thoughts with readers this mornin. more »»

Editorial: Congress is not winning friends during shutdown

October 11, 2013 With some federal government workers not working because of the federal shutdown, we suppose it is noteworthy to point out that two of our three federal lawmakers who represent Northeast Michigan ar... more »»

Murch: Hope can come in many shapes, sizes

October 11, 2013 It might be time to rethink our kitchen pantrie. more »»

Editorial: Use new tools to fight auto insurance fraud

October 11, 2013 Those who specialize in auto insurance fraud are deceptively thorough in crafting bogus documents to fool authorities. more »»

Editorial: Shutdown may wind up affective local millages

October 10, 2013 While the distance between Washington, D.C., and Alpena is approximately 800 or so miles, what happens with national politics in the days ahead could prove influential in local politics next year. more »»

Fletcher: Fix triad of government spending

October 8, 2013 I’ve been thinking about the great government shutdown of 2013. Somebody asked me what I thought about it and I replied “it’s a good start.” Upon reflection I’ve changed my mind about that. more »»

Krawczak: Chamber misunderstandings explained

October 7, 2013 If you’ve seen one chamber of commerce, you’ve seen one chamber of commerce. In Michigan, October is designated as Chamber of Commerce month. more »»

Editorial: Good luck to Redneck Rush

October 4, 2013 Two weeks from today the Redneck Rush takes place at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. more »»

Burns: More than a promise to daughter

October 4, 2013 Cancer, of all things, has brought so many wonderful people into my life. Some of these are people The Alpena News covered two days ago in Thursday’s “Hope and Heroes” supplement. more »»

Murch: It’s Saturday and the gov’t is still closed

October 4, 2013 It's day five of the government shutdown, do you know where your Congressman is? • I hope you had a chance to see our Hope & Heroes supplement Thursday. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

October 4, 2013 Bi-path name Q. With the current discussion about the name of the Alpena bi-path, a reader asks, "What is the history behind the naming of the bi-path?" ? A. more »»

Local Viewpoint

October 3, 2013 Even in the ashes of a devastating fire in Alcona County last weekend some encouragement still can be found. more »»



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