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World scams ruin charitable Americans

May 26, 2015 Americans are very compassionate, charitable people. When someone needs help or a cause such as battling disease is mentioned, we reach for our wallets. more »»

A day to remember those who gave

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Despite increase gas prices still lower than recent years for Memorial weekend

May 23, 2015 Area gasoline prices shot up over 10 cents a gallon this week, a sure sign that the first holiday of the summer has arrived. more »»

Some cold water with good jobs report

May 23, 2015 The good news out of Lansing this week was that for the first time since September 2000, Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to the same rate as the national average — 5.4 percent. more »»

It’s Memorial Day weekend, summer is get closer

May 23, 2015 This is Memorial Day weekend, does that mean that summer is almost here? Well, I'm already in a summer kind of mind ... more »»

ARMC offers tips to protect your eyes

May 23, 2015 May is Healthy Vision Month and the National Eye Institute is encouraging Americans to think about their eye health and take time to educate themselves on what to do to keep their eyes healthy. more »»

The fruit of the Holy Spirit

May 23, 2015 In St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:22-23 he says, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. more »»

Hats off to ARMC on 75 years

May 22, 2015 For 75 years Alpena Regional Medical Center — its directors, doctors, nurses and staff — have met the health care needs of Northeast Michigan residents. more »»

Smith’s alleged actions puts Senate into uncomfortable position

May 22, 2015 Long-time insurance industry friend Sen. more »»

Ramadi more than just a setback

May 21, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Good trade equals good diplomacy

May 20, 2015 Since several locals recently asked for my opinion regarding free trade, here are my thoughts. A little background is first needed to set the stage for discussion. more »»

Getting closer to your goals

May 19, 2015 Here at the Alpena Chamber, we just hosted our fifth annual Leadercast event. It was once again a great, energizing, uplifting, and inspiring opportunity. more »»

Conflict of interest follows Clinton

May 19, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

EPA errs with clean water rule

May 18, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

The elephant in the room

May 18, 2015 "What breaks your heart?" Within seconds, my friend Sarah Morrison turned to me and whispered, "childhood obesity." All I could do was nod. more »»

Keep it safe on the water this season

May 16, 2015 Since it's early in the season, most people haven't ventured onto the water yet. However, this week is National Boating Safety Week and the Memorial Day weekend is just a week away. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

May 16, 2015 Crows and gulls Q. A reader who lives in the city (Alpena) reports she is seeing more crows and fewer gulls this spring. She asks, "Is that a typical pattern and, if so, what's happening?" A. more »»

Time is running out for this year’s fireworks display

May 15, 2015 Everybody loves the Fourth of July and the celebration of our country's independence. Few communities have as much fun on the Fourth as Alpena. more »»

Continued debate over open-carry in schools

May 15, 2015 In the biz they call them MOS's. For some crazy reason TV producers plunk man-on-the-street sound bites into the middle of an otherwise credible news story. more »»

President annoints Clinton as favorite 2016 candidate

May 14, 2015 Presidents often claim they do not want to influence their political parties in selecting nominees to succeed the. more »»



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