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The bonds of family, family traditions

May 4, 2016 Last week, some of the corporate management of the Five Guys restaurant chain came to town to cook lunch for a fellow and about 60 pals and family. more »»

Ensure no terrorist enter US before allowing in refugees

May 4, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, to. more »»

Newspaper clippings can be tributes

May 3, 2016 Not long ago Steve Murch — this publication’s managing editor — wrote a column bemoaning the failure of some area coaches to provide The News with stats from their team's games. more »»

Federal agencies should be able to ask prospective employees about criminal past

May 3, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

State should prep for costly Power Plan

May 2, 2016 State should prep for costly Power Plan The Clean Power Plan would significantly harm Michigan’s economy beyond spiking electricity bill. more »»

Which side of history will Snyder eventually wind up on?

May 2, 2016 A governor's legacy is a terrible thing to waste but if the political know-it-alls in this town are correct, the current governor is well on his way to ruining hi. more »»

Kudos to all who helped in Chippewa Hills final plan

April 30, 2016 A final plan for Chippewa Hills Pathway is now completed. more »»

A bit envious of the robotics students

April 30, 2016 For a second, part of me wished I was a teenager again. more »»

Eliminating Trump’s trouble with women

April 30, 2016 Donald Trump's new image consultant stepped into his office at Trump Tower. "What is it now, Johnson?" growled Trump. "M. more »»

Financial planning at the end of life

April 30, 2016 Every day, when Judy Trepeck goes to the mailbox, she wonders if she’s going to find another bill she has to pay. more »»

An ordinary day

April 30, 2016 I celebrated a birthday this week. Half of 90. A nice, solid number. The thing about birthdays, the thing that makes them kind of tricky, is this: They're supposed to be goo. more »»

Good luck to AHS robotics team

April 29, 2016 Good luck to the 18 Alpena High School students who are in St. Louis right now competing in robotics competition against teams from around the world. more »»

Law on tinted windows on vehicles

April 28, 2016 I was asked this week about Michigan window tint laws because the reader has a sensitivity to sunlight. more »»

Bureaucracy gets in the way of common sense

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Obama’s policy clearly not helping Cubans

April 27, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

The question about North Korea is if world peace means anything

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Lessons from the comeback city

April 26, 2016 Several months ago I received a communication from the state tourism office declaring that a big push for the Pure Michigan campaign for 2016 would be Detroit’s urban vibe comeback story. more »»

Slap on the wrist not enough for IRS First Amendment violation

April 25, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Learning opportunities plentiful and unique for area students

April 23, 2016 We've said it before and we'll say it again, students today are receiving a much more interesting education that we did years ago. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

April 23, 2016 Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay ? Q. Reader Roger Snell asks, "How many commercial ships went down in Alpena's Thunder Bay in the 1880s?" A. more »»



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