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October is Chamber of Commerce Month

October 21, 2014 October is Chamber of Commerce Month in the State of Michigan. The Alpena Chamber is celebrating this year by holding a trivia challenge. more »»

A Nobel winner whose work we all can understand

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

Finding a balance at Chippewa Hills

October 20, 2014 There has been a robust discussion in recent weeks regarding the management of state forest land near the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County. more »»

Afghanistan offers reasons for optimism and pride

October 20, 2014 Recently I had the honor of speaking to the United States Institute of Peace as that institution celebrated its 30th anniversary. I was a cosponsor of former Sen. more »»

Land the right person to be next U.S. senator

October 18, 2014 Today The Alpena News endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate. more »»

A section filled with hope, inspiration

October 18, 2014 Wow, talk about a wave of emotions. I smiled. I teared. I laughed. more »»

Taking a look at hunger in NE Michigan

October 18, 2014 According to a Feeding America study released in August, more than 46 million people, including 12 million children, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their... more »»

ARMC can help with challenges of chronic disease

October 18, 2014 Diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, heart and lung disease — chronic conditions like these can make life unmanageable for millions of adults. more »»

Collecting acorns

October 18, 2014 Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise. Psalm 106:47 I can't stop picking up acorns. more »»

Another look at precautions is needed

October 17, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

Don’t forget about animal usage

October 15, 2014 Although absolutely no one showed up in 2012 to review the Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposed plan to cut timber in the Chippewa Trail Pathway, folks are energized no. more »»

Seek to understand the Pathway issue

October 14, 2014 A wonderful thing occurred this past weekend. It was a demonstration of compassion and concern for one of Alpena’s treasures. more »»

Time to reevaluate strategy against Islamic State

October 14, 2014 U.S. policy aimed at destroying the Islamic State terrorist army isn’t even containing it, as was President Barack Obama’s original goal. more »»

Flu shots can protect you and your family

October 13, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas had brought Ebola here heightened the worry among many Americans. more »»

Residents of Presque Isle need prosecutor, law enforcement to work well together

October 11, 2014 At best, the working relationship between the Presque Isle County Prosecutor’s Office and area law enforcement departments has to be an awkward situation. more »»

Pathways debate filled with passion

October 11, 2014 I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tre. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

October 11, 2014 Recycling ink cartridges Q. Reader Elizabeth Littler asks, "Where can I recycle used ink cartridges now that Staples is gone?" A. more »»

Caring for special populations

October 11, 2014 “As a Holocaust survivor, my mother lived through things that most can’t begin to imagine,” said Eva Freed, daughter of Hospice of Michigan patient Ilona Praeger. more »»

A festival like no other

October 10, 2014 Welcome out-of-town guests to Northeast Michigan for the 19th annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival. This wonderful festival began yesterday and continues through Sunday. more »»

Reminder about the toll of war

October 9, 2014 Brian Keaton made history Saturday in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»



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