Opinion

We still are being inundated with Clinton lies

Letters to the Editor

Two of the problems of being old and having a decent memory is that I am old and I do have a decent memory.During the course of 18 minutes last night, I heard CNN "news" commentators and Hillary Clinton supporters (sorry for being redundant) state 16 time that there was no "evidence" that the ...

Good news for lakes with no Asian carp DNA

Editorials and columns

Thankfully Michigan waters continue to remain free of Asian carp.That was the story this week from Department of Natural Resources officials, who shared recent results of studies taken from throughout the Great Lakes.Since 2013 the Michigan DNR, along with similar agencies in other Great Lake ...

Resources in unexpected places

Editorials and columns

Alpena County Relay for Life recently held its annual 24 hour rally. I had the pleasure of speaking at the event during the "Fight Back" portion of the program. When I started preparing for my presentation I did some research on the event and what the "Fight Back" portion was designed to ...

Real reform needed for health care

Editorials and columns

President Barack Obama's signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. Millions are finding their health care options limited, despite the president's assurances that if we like ...

Obama continues to act like a monarch

Editorials and columns

Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. On Monday, about a month ahead of schedule, the White House announced the goal had been met.That happened despite an enormous amount ...

Forest bathing improves health

Editorials and columns

This weekend I went for two outdoor runs. The first was on the city's bi-path. I took the path through the woods along the river. It was just after dusk had settled in. The air was heavy with the sweet fragrance of rain upon the trees. A light sprinkle peppered the pathway as I jogged along. It ...

It comes down to who you believe

Editorials and columns

An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton's family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being dismissed by the presidential candidate.Investigative reporters with The Associated Press found that ...

Trump gives Democrats campaign ammo in Michigan

Editorials and columns

You can certainly understand why the Main Stream Media glommed onto the Donald Trump overture the other day to African-American citizens. The Trumpers knew the media would love it which is why they had him say, "What have you got to lose by voting for me?"The MSM likes easy stories like this. ...

The EpiPen dilemma: Make it more affordable

Editorials and columns

Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation's health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device.EpiPens, the devices used by many with life-threatening allergies, cost consumers $93.88 for a pack of two ...

A local US Customs agent is important to our region

Editorials and columns

Northeast Michigan must have a U.S. Customs agent located here.News Thursday that the current agent is retiring in September, and no agent has yet been hired to take his place, was met with head shaking and disbelief among economic development officials of the region.I'm sure most people, when ...

Region needs more skilled workers

Editorials and columns

The good news is more than 475,000 jobs have been created in Michigan since December of 2010.The bad news is we need more skilled workers in Northeast Michigan to fill several more job openings.Ten years ago the greatest export from the region no longer was lumber or cement - it was able bodied ...

Behaviors of certain people compromise our city

Letters to the Editor

Locally we have an upstanding anonymous gentleman who thinks it's OK to beat a puppy until it is unconscious and then toss it into the back of a pickup truck and tie it down with a leash in the parking lot of our local Home Depot.Additionally I've learned that Home Depot feels no obligation to ...

There is no way I could vote for Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

Because of his own words and actions, I cannot vote for Donald Trump.I watched his response to Megyn Kelly of Fox News who asked Trump about the derogatory nicknames he uses for women. He said she must "have blood coming out of her whatever." (GOP debate)Trump was unhappy with a reporter who ...

The necessity of inter-agency cooperation

Letters to the Editor

Most often we hear from the public that their taxes are too high and that governmental agencies waste tax money. We woul dlike to give an example of how that is not always true.On August 15, we recently had a wildfire of unknown origin spotted by the DNR aircraft at 3 p.m. and no one had even ...

We must proclaim the truth in everything

Letters to the Editor

Television's X Files stated, "The truth is out there." Truth is earthbound too but as Ayn Rand has pointed out, "The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it."Donald Trump, not my favorite primary candidate, benefitted greatly from progressive media's feigned supportive ...

The marine sanctuary is a model to emulate

Editorials and columns

Do you remember all the opposition to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's designation back in the late 90's?This week U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visited the sanctuary and talked about its many economic benefits for the region. He took advantage and dove some of the wrecks while in ...

Louisiana not the only flood ravaged state

Editorials and columns

Federal disaster relief agencies seem focused on devastating flooding in Louisiana, and that certainly is appropriate. As many as 40,000 homes have been damaged by muddy water that also claimed 13 lives in that state.Don't forget about West Virginia, however.Raging flash floods that hit several ...

Registration plates on the front of vehicles

Editorials and columns

Recently a reader asked what the requirements were in regards to having license plates on your vehicles. They stated they have noticed a number of Michigan vehicles with registration plates from other states and even countries on the front of their vehicles.According to MCL 257.256, "A person ...

Clinton’s dodged the draft and made fun of veterans

Letters to the Editor

I can't see Hillary Clinton being Commander-in-Chief. Hillar and Bill went to England during the Vietnam war, so Bill wouldn't be drafted. They went to college in England, and Hillary ran with the Beatles wife. Then when the war was over they came back to America. A lot of other people went to ...

Americans can be proud and shamed by others

Editorials and columns

Americans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the same time, we are being forced by a few of them to hang our heads in shame.Four U.S. swimmers, including 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, spent a ...