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Back in the first grade

September 6, 2016 During my second year in law school I was involved in an automobile accident. At that time my financial cushion was threadbare. Meeting the insurance deductible abraded the fabric. more »»

Kids are back in school, let’s keep them safe

September 6, 2016 Today marks the first day of school around the region. Some kids are excited about the day while others may be dreading the end of summer vacation. more »»

Tie aid to curbing slaughter of elephants in those African countries

September 5, 2016 Elephants seem to be doing well in some African countries, but they are being slaughtered by poachers at an alarming rate in others. more »»

M-STEP results not very rosy

September 5, 2016 You have to give good grades to the state Department of Education for orchestrating a nifty and positive spin on the latest round of test scores for kids in grades three through 11th grade, and at... more »»

Funding for airport needed, appreciated

September 3, 2016 Last month it was announced Alpena County Regional Airport was the recipient of $990,000 in federal funding to help with the construction of a new terminal. more »»

1st House keeps being interesting

September 3, 2016 The 1st Congressional District in Michigan always has been interestin. more »»

Conversation between Trump and Mexico president

September 3, 2016 Donald Trump's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was private. But I managed to get my hands on a secret transcript. more »»

Want to retire early? Start planning now

September 3, 2016 The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that ag. more »»

Good news for lakes with no Asian carp DNA

September 2, 2016 Thankfully Michigan waters continue to remain free of Asian carp. more »»

Resources in unexpected places

September 1, 2016 Alpena County Relay for Life recently held its annual 24 hour rally. I had the pleasure of speaking at the event during the “Fight Back” portion of the program. more »»

Real reform needed for health care

September 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacar. more »»

Obama continues to act like a monarch

August 31, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. more »»

Forest bathing improves health

August 30, 2016 This weekend I went for two outdoor runs. The first was on the city’s bi-path. I took the path through the woods along the river. It was just after dusk had settled in. more »»

It comes down to who you believe

August 30, 2016 An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being... more »»

Trump gives Democrats campaign ammo in Michigan

August 30, 2016 You can certainly understand why the Main Stream Media glommed onto the Donald Trump overture the other day to African-American citizens. more »»

The EpiPen dilemma: Make it more affordable

August 29, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation’s health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device. more »»

A local US Customs agent is important to our region

August 27, 2016 Northeast Michigan must have a U.S. Customs agent located here. more »»

Region needs more skilled workers

August 27, 2016 The good news is more than 475,000 jobs have been created in Michigan since December of 2010. The bad news is we need more skilled workers in Northeast Michigan to fill several more job openings. more »»

The marine sanctuary is a model to emulate

August 26, 2016 Do you remember all the opposition to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s designation back in the late 90’s? This week U.S. Sen. more »»

Louisiana not the only flood ravaged state

August 25, 2016 Federal disaster relief agencies seem focused on devastating flooding in Louisiana, and that certainly is appropriate. more »»

 
 
 

 

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