Letters to the Editor

Women need compassion, not condemnation

“Who are these people,” demanded a recent writer (Feb. 9 edition of The News), who allow “a baby to be killed up to the day before it is BORN” and cheer legislation permitting this! Several years ago, I sat through several days of testimony in a federal case challenging a law ...

On new abortion law, voting is our power

Janet Tolan asks (Feb. 9 edition of The News), who are these cheering people? Legislation has just been passed to murder the infant at birth. These are the educated elite, having been educated by liberals. The are eager to display knowledge and power quickly. Experimental, green ideas, Green ...

When taxation hits the pavement … STOP

Taxation will always be a part of the norm, but in recent years, wow. Locally, we consistently see entities requesting a millage for this and that. But let’s call it what it is. A financial hardship on households. I often don’t express my views, but, when I do, I like to think they are ...

Stop foreign aid, start rebuilding in America

I refuse to believe what is happening in Washington! Am I having a nightmare? President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was outstanding as he focused on the economy and jobs. The Feb. 7 column by Betsy MCCaughey corroborated Trump’s view on the economy. However, when the subject ...

We can’t let late abortions happen here

We have had lots happen in America lately — the shutdown, arrests and discussions about speaking English — but something else happened that should shake us to our core. The state of New York passed legislation that allows a BABY to be killed up to the day before it is BORN. Imagine this, ...

In response to letter on gov’t shutdown

This is in response to the letter titled “Don’t be misled about government shut down,” published Feb. 2. I will agree on one point with the writer, “the sole purpose was politics.” Yes indeed, the Democratic Party has placed politics far above the welfare of the American people. ...

Dear folks who are single on Valentine’s Day

Do not feel sad or defeated this Valentine’s Day just because you do not have a romantic partner to share this Hallmark holiday with. Do not feel envy when you see happy couples posting on social media about their romantic gifts or outinings. Instead, feel proud and hopeful that you ...

Time to get this water-sewer deal done

After five years and $2 million in legal fees, the water price dispute between the city and township is still ongoing and in court again. I understand our elected officials, the city mayor and council, and township supervisor and trustees, are working on a settlement, with no outside legal ...

County commissioners don’t speak for me

Alcona County faces many challenges. Yet, county Commissioners Craig Johnston (chair), Daniel Gauthier, Carolyn Brummund, Adam Brege, and Gary Wnuk thought it important to use their official time to pass a toothless resolution opposing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order prohibiting ...

It’s time to get with it on marijuana, Alpena

I am writing in support of the City of Alpena permitting local sales of medical and recreational marijuna. I will soon be receiving my card from the state. Why should I or others have to travel three or more hours to make that purchase? I don’t travel for other medications. Alpena’s ...

Abortion laws show morality of Democrats

If anyone questioned the moral fiber of the Democratic Party, their recent actions and votes should give the answer. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made it legal for abortion for anytime of pregnancy, even in the ninth month. The idea of killing an unborn baby was so exhilarating, Cuomo and the ...

Story on Native American activist fiction

The STORY about the Native American activist on Page 2 of The News (Jan. 25) is fiction. May I suggest you go online and watch THE WHOLE LONG video? It will show you that everything he said about the kids from Kentucky is false. Initially, we see and hear the Black Israelite group (listed ...

Winter shows what capitalism can do

Recently, The Alpena News printed kind words expressed about Omni Metalcraft Corp. entrepreneur, Mr. Ronald W. Winter, by Mr. Steph H. Feltcher and Mr. Doug Pugh. The comments were sincere, heartfelt and were statements about a truly great Alpena citizen. Alpena News writer Mary Beth Stutzman ...

Don’t be misled about government shutdown

Don’t be misled by the chaos in our government over the shutdown. There was only one reason for nearly destroying our country. It had nothing to do with immigration, national security threats, who is right, or whether we need a wall. The sole purpose was politics. President Donald Trump ...

We don’t cave to bullies, Mr. Bergman

Mr. (Jack) Bergman: The government was forced to close because 45 didn’t get what he wanted/promised in his campaign. Democrats have asked that he open up the government and put 800,000 of our fellow workers back to work, and then negotiate border security. Holding these people and the ...

Instead of raising taxes on the poor …

The City of Alpena should avail themselves to the pot of cash that a new legal marijuana shop could provide. The recently passed law stipulates that only municipalities that allow the pot shops will earn tax dollars from the sale of legal marijuana. It’s rather sad that the City of Alpena ...

Writer was wrong about Democrats’ plans

I would like to comment on parts of the letter Carl Kelly wrote on Jan. 26. He states the Dems are obstructing because they don’t want President Donald Trump to fulfill a “a much needed campaign promise.” Trump promised to “build a big beautiful wall, and MEXICO would pay for it.” ...

Young snow-shovelers made my day

Last week, when Alpena was hit with two days of steady snow, I ventured out to begin the process of driveway snow removal. As I began the tedious task of removal, two snowmobiles, with three young men on board passed by. Within minutes, they returned and parked on the road in front of my ...

Redistribute shutdown pain in right way

Leonard Pitts had the right idea about the redistribution of pain the next time the government shuts down. But, by asking TSA workers to refuse to work, he has targeted middle class workers and travelers. Why not share the pain by suspending congressional benefits, pay and travel until a true ...

We each must share the good, bad, ugly

How long are we going to have to put up with no government? Many who work for our government are not getting paid, this should include Congress and their expenses, too. Our country has been cut adrift by one man and his followers. There is one rule, not written down any place, but it is the ...