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Now is time to find out about local budgets

May 9, 2016 It’s budget time in many Northeast Michigan communities. It’s a time when local government establishes its foreseeable expenses and projects its revenue to cover those expenses. more »»

The actions, reactions surrounding DPS

May 9, 2016 Even if you flunked physics, you understand the concept that for every action, there is a reaction. Ask the teachers in Detroit if they get it. more »»

Northern Michigan students protected by vote on DPS

May 9, 2016 The 15 hours spent on the House floor on Wednesday into early Thursday, debating the best option for Michigan’s largest school district, was a fraction of the time it took for Detroit Public School... more »»

Remember the Cedarville

May 7, 2016 The Cedarville and its crew will be remembered in a ceremony this afternoon in Rogers City. At 2 p.. more »»

Unfortunately DPS’s problem is ours, too

May 7, 2016 Why should Northeast Michigan residents bail out a failing educational system in Detroit? The answer is obvious — because of the students, who are innocent pawns in the debate over how to deal with ... more »»

2 boys, a milk crate and a tennis ball

May 7, 2016 It's strange sometimes the little things that will bring back a flood of memories. Such was the case Friday when an AP Member Exchange story moved that was slugged “Milk Crate Basketbal. more »»

Running things the wrong way

May 7, 2016 President Obama made an overdue point in Flint this week. He said, "I'm not here to go through the full history of what happened. more »»

HUNT should receive support from Alcona

May 6, 2016 It’s time for Alcona County residents to vote on funding the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team through a millage. Last month the issue was discussed, but no action was taken by commissioners. more »»

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 »»



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