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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 »»

Time to reestablish filibuster rules

November 6, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Let go of old static evaulations

November 5, 2014 Construction started last week on the hotel coming to downtown Alpena. Do you remember how long that lot sat empty? I don’t, but I know it was a long tim. more »»

Get out and make your vote count

November 4, 2014 It’s Election Day! From looking at my mail, checking out the unknown numbers on my “caller ID” and watching or reading the press, this is a really big deal. more »»

Much work still needed to improve relations with China

November 4, 2014 Moundsville, W.Va., native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

U.S. needs to act less politically with Ebola

November 3, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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