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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 »»

Wind energy industry has dirty little secret

November 24, 2014 It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that wa. more »»

Who will make medical decisions for you?

November 24, 2014 People are living longer today than ever before, often for many years with severe mental or physical illness. more »»

Subcommitte report shows need to rein in Wall Street

November 24, 2014 Recently my Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held the final hearing I will hold as its chairman and one of the most important. more »»

Pettalia in power position in House

November 22, 2014 Even today debate still continues in Lansing whether term limits are a good control state residents have on the legislature, or a bad idea that breeds frustration and undue lobbyist influence on... more »»

Take extra steps to help prevent passing illnesses

November 22, 2014 While Alpena Public School officials are closely monitoring two cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at Besser and Ella White elementary schools, they are but two of several cases across northern... more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 22, 2014 Chippewa Hills History Q. Readers have asked about the history of Chippewa Hills. A. more »»

Take back control

November 22, 2014 At the first sign of snowflakes, my kids were in an excited frenzy about having a snow day from school. They were wrong. more »»

God’s goodness

November 22, 2014 How good has God been to you? Perhaps you haven't noticed. Or, perhaps you haven't given it much thought. more »»

Winter hits with gusto this year

November 21, 2014 It’s been pretty hard not to get caught up in a conversation about the weather around town this week. On Wednesday the temperature was 32 degrees or lower in all 50 states. more »»

Congress shouldn’t approve climate treaty

November 20, 2014 Let President Barack Obama talk. more »»

Weekend opener should give a boost

November 19, 2014 With a Saturday start to Michigan’s firearms deer season, this should be a great year to do some comparisons about the economic impact on tourism by deer hunters. more »»

Dedicate only needed funding for war on Ebola

November 19, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization estimated it would cost $1 billion to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Barack Obama wants Congress to provide $6. more »»

Building on wave of positive energy

November 18, 2014 While at the Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit earlier this month, I jotted down several really great bits of wisdom shared by the many respectable speakers. more »»

New VA plan one that will help vets

November 18, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

Illegal immigrants should be deported, not released

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstration that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. more »»

Martin taken as POW following Battle of Gettysburg

November 17, 2014 Alpena resident Charles H. Martin was a Union Army volunteer who served a guard for the flag bearer during his service in the Civil War. more »»

Lame Duck legislation should be shot down

November 15, 2014 Quack. Quack. Such is the sound out of Lansing this week and the Lame Duck session of the legislature and frankly, we’re tempted to want to put the duck out of its misery. more »»

Anniversary proves democracy triumphs

November 15, 2014 Over the course of our lifetime certain events leave impressions that should never be forgotten. more »»

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? ARMC offers help

November 15, 2014 There are many types of quitters such as “The Enlightened” who’s motivated to quit for powerful reasons, the “Substitute” who replaces the urge to smoke with healthy snacks, candy or exercise, or... more »»



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