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ARMC: Discussing prostate cancer screening with physician

October 24, 2015 Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American, affecting one in seven men. But, if detected early is 100 percent treatable. more »»

Growing up a preacher’s kid

October 24, 2015 To preachers' kids, with love. Remember the voice of Lulu in that classic 1967 movie with Sidney Poitier? Not long ago, I came across an article written by Barnabas Piper. more »»

KAUPUT: 25 successful years and going strong

October 23, 2015 Where did the time go? Twenty five years ago a group of educators and parents huddled together in Alpena to discuss a common theme — “how best to provide students a safe environment at prom, and the... more »»

Republicans at odds over House passing bill on parole reform

October 23, 2015 The folks pushing for prison sentencing reform did not crack open the champagne bottles but there was reason to celebrate after the Michigan House, on a strong bi-partisan vote, popped a bill... more »»

It’s time for a VBA housecleaning

October 22, 2015 Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal. more »»

It’s that hunting time of the year

October 21, 2015 There are lots of good things happening this fall. I’ve been getting together with young and old friends, some who I’ve just started to hunt with and some who have hunted with me for over 50 years. more »»

Inevitable promotion of Obamacare an unnecesary spending of taxpayers’ money

October 21, 2015 In about a week, the 2016 signup season for Obamacare insurance will begin. more »»

Iran’s track record not trustworthy

October 20, 2015 President Barack Obama and champions of his nuclear weapons “deal” with Iran continue to insist, in effect, that if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck — it isn’t... more »»

Don’t pass up a great opportunity

October 20, 2015 Dear Alpena News, I am sorry that this article was a little bit late getting to you. I’ve been very busy. The Chamber of Commerce office has been a bit chaotic latel. more »»

Obama doesn’t give rebel groups a reason to trust us

October 19, 2015 Americans can’t be trusted. They don’t keep their commitments. That is the message heard loud and clear throughout the world as a result of President Barack Obama’s capricious foreign policy. more »»

Labor numbers show a rebounding local jobs market

October 17, 2015 There is no question the labor market in Northeast Michigan today is at a much better place than it has been over the past decade. more »»

We’re still searching for answers

October 17, 2015 Earlier this month Chris Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., and systematically sought out Christian students, targeting them for murder. Nine people were killed Oct. more »»

Hospice of Michigan to expand pediatric services, research statewide

October 17, 2015 Fifteen-year-old Ryan Petterson was born without a corpus callosum — the part of the brain connecting the two hemispheres. This condition means he will never walk or talk or see. more »»

Someone else

October 17, 2015 The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you ... and you will be changed into a different person. 1 Samuel 10:6 I keep forgetting who I am. So I'm rehearsals for this play. more »»

Swim program’s anniversary is one to celebrate

October 16, 2015 Water, water everywhere ... or so it often seems so here. In a region dotted with lakes and rivers, it is imperative residents understand basic swimming skills. more »»

Hoekstra defends Speaker Boehner

October 16, 2015 Raise your hand if you are a good government-type. That is, you do not believe compromise is a four-letter word and it's OK to work with the other party to get stuff done. more »»

Nobel prize winner’s ideas deserve a closer look

October 15, 2015 To the jeers of liberals who claim they are merely insensitive to the poor, conservatives have argued for years that simply throwing money at the economically disadvantaged is foolish. more »»

The economics of an outhouse

October 14, 2015 Comedian Jeff Foxwothy always is talking about rednecks and sometimes I think he’s referring to me. I spotted something in last Friday’s Alpena News classified section that confirmed my suspicions. more »»

Officials need to rethink approach to early prison release

October 14, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approac. more »»

A flourish of positive results

October 13, 2015 If you were in Northeast Michigan this past weekend and you weren’t working and were bored; then there is no hope for your perspective on life. more »»



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