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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 »»

A cat tale

November 15, 2014 My cat is a nut. I don't mean Osca. more »»

Hunters, be safe in the woods and good luck

November 14, 2014 With the opening of the firearms deer season falling on Saturday this year, more hunters are expected to be in the woods this weekend. more »»

Interested to see what really changes

November 12, 2014 Some of the guys with whom I will be hunting with this year have been sneaking around the woods with me since 1966. I’m not expecting a lot of surprises at camp. more »»

Congress’ first priority should be to save Americans on health care

November 12, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

Life growing up on the Ridge

November 11, 2014 I’m often mistaken for someone who is not from Alpena. more »»

US, China friendly only in public

November 11, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

It’s time to allow pipeline to be constructed

November 10, 2014 Delays in constructing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the U.S. have doubled the cost to build the facility, it was reported last week. more »»

Veterans responsible for making this country great

November 8, 2014 This is the time of year to take an extra moment and thank a veteran. more »»

Surprising vote by union-rich area

November 8, 2014 Earlier this year my wife and I visited family and friends back in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 8, 2014 Coins on a soldier's grave Q. Reader Sarah Schnell asks about the custom of putting coins on the graves of soldiers who have died. A. A quote from the Internet (libertycoinandcurrenc. more »»

Shattering the myths of hospice

November 8, 2014 Matt Magee recently had the experience of a lifetime. A diehard rock-and-roll fan, the 56-year-old was able to attend a concert featuring his favorite band, Alice in Chains, in Mt. Pleasan. more »»

Region loses a strong advocate

November 7, 2014 Northern Michigan lost a crusader last Friday with the death of former State Sen. Walter North, R-St. Ignace. North was this region’s state senator for eight years and represented our area well. more »»



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