Alpena News and columnsen-usSun, 26 Jun 2016 09:27:14 EDTSun, 26 Jun 2016 09:27:14 EDT it safe when handling fireworks is the Fourth of July better than in Northeast Michigan. Of course mention the Fourth, and one naturally instantly thinks of fireworks.Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWater dominates the week's headlines it was Flint, the Straits or Waukesha, Wis., water highlighted the news from this week for Michigan residents. First, out of Flint, it was announced late in the week by U.S.Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTA passion for passionate care Carolyn Cassin lost her baby son, she went back to work the following Monday, devastated. The year was 1976 and people didn't talk openly about grief and loss.Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTJob well done to reach United Way goal Bruce Anschuetz and Jamie Anschuetz-Gohlke for leading the charge on a successful 2015-16 United Way Campaign. Even more importantly, congratulations to each of you who donated for helping the organization reach its $200,000 goal.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTMore to be discovered about Orlando attacker Omar Mateen's twisted mind, he was an "Islamic soldier" whose self-professed loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist group was more important than any moral compunctions he might have had about slaughtering 49 innocent people.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT