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Obama’s oil tax increase proposal just plain bad

June 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got Friday — a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit. more »»

Elizabeth Wood

June 16, 2016 WOOD, Elizabeth S., 62, of Spruce died on May 9, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth's house at 5452 N. Anderson Road, Spruc. more »»

Congress vouches for major changes to Medicare outpatient prescriptions

June 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the rising cost of drugs “unsustainable,” congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare’s popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years... more »»

Reading is fun

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

June 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. more »»

Sheriff department to purchase imaging device

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Over the last week Alpena County Sheriff Department deputies have had to conduct several water rescues in Thunder Bay in the dark without thermal imaging equipment which would allow for a... more »»

Impeachment investigation of Alabama gov. begins

June 16, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An impeachment investigation of Alabama Gov. more »»

Township’s blight ordinance addresses composting

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Township Board of Trustees recently passed a blight ordinance that would amend the current ordinance to specifically address compost. more »»

PI Wooden Boat Show begins Friday

June 16, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE — The 24th Annual Wooden Boat Show kicks off Friday afternoon with a rendezvous on Grand Lake at 12 p.m. more »»

Rules on GMO crops in Hawaii heads to US appeals court

June 16, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops and pesticides in three Hawaii counties will be back in a federal courtroom Wednesday as some agricultural giants look to... more »»

Dog license fees will remain at same rate

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Since 2010 fees for dog licenses in Alpena County have risen a quarter each year, but Wednesday the Alpena County Finance Committee voted to freeze future rate hikes and keep the fees as... more »»

Can pot smoking save Atlantic City? Pol plans legalization

June 16, 2016 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forget gambling, nightclubs or spas. One New Jersey lawmaker believes the future of Atlantic City may lie in pot. more »»

APS teachers to receive Chromebooks today

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Every teacher district-wide at Alpena Public Schools will be given Chromebooks today. more »»

Alcona to look into addressing animal concerns in county

June 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County officials discussed preparing for a potential animal emergency in the county and even hiring an animal control officer during a Wednesday meeting of the Alcona County... more »»

Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs

June 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to evidence that antibiotics and birth by C-section may... more »»

4-H shows increase of 100% for membership

June 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County’s 4-H program has shown dramatic increases over last year’s registered youth in the program, according to Les Thomas, county 4-H coordinator for Michigan State Universit... more »»

Alpena could be a biking hotspot

June 15, 2016 The weather finally has gotten warm enough that it looks like I’ll be able to bike every day this week. My goal for a week is around 100 miles. more »»

Time for real debate to help eliminate hate

June 15, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»



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