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From A to B not as far as you think

October 25, 2014 I never have been one to lose sleep over things I cannot control. If something lies within my scope of responsibility, then I am “all in” and it gets my full attention. more »»

 
 
 
Lend support for CRTC

October 25, 2014 “We need your support.” While that is not a direct quote this week of Maj. Gen. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

October 25, 2014 Recycling printers, cell phones Q. A reader asks where he can recycle non-working, used computer printers. Other readers ask where they can recycle cell phones. A. more »»

God’s expectation

October 25, 2014 As Halloween approaches next week, my kids have great expectations. Regardless of the costume, it will always be about the candy. What kind? How much? What size? God has great expectations, too. more »»

Plant not built in Rogers City leads to Gaylord plant

October 24, 2014 Roger City’s loss is Gaylord’s gain. Wolverine Power Co. more »»

More spin from White House, this time with Ebola

October 23, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Creating a partnership to teach kids sporting traditions

October 22, 2014 Every one of us is in a partnership of some sort. Sometimes it’s by birth so we have a family and we make accommodations with other family members. Some of us are married. more »»

Obama more interested in words than actions

October 22, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

Conjuring up a name for war on terrorism

October 21, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

October is Chamber of Commerce Month

October 21, 2014 October is Chamber of Commerce Month in the State of Michigan. The Alpena Chamber is celebrating this year by holding a trivia challenge. more »»

A Nobel winner whose work we all can understand

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

Finding a balance at Chippewa Hills

October 20, 2014 There has been a robust discussion in recent weeks regarding the management of state forest land near the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County. more »»

Afghanistan offers reasons for optimism and pride

October 20, 2014 Recently I had the honor of speaking to the United States Institute of Peace as that institution celebrated its 30th anniversary. I was a cosponsor of former Sen. more »»

Land the right person to be next U.S. senator

October 18, 2014 Today The Alpena News endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate. more »»

A section filled with hope, inspiration

October 18, 2014 Wow, talk about a wave of emotions. I smiled. I teared. I laughed. more »»

Taking a look at hunger in NE Michigan

October 18, 2014 According to a Feeding America study released in August, more than 46 million people, including 12 million children, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their... more »»

ARMC can help with challenges of chronic disease

October 18, 2014 Diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, heart and lung disease — chronic conditions like these can make life unmanageable for millions of adults. more »»

Collecting acorns

October 18, 2014 Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise. Psalm 106:47 I can't stop picking up acorns. more »»

Another look at precautions is needed

October 17, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

Don’t forget about animal usage

October 15, 2014 Although absolutely no one showed up in 2012 to review the Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposed plan to cut timber in the Chippewa Trail Pathway, folks are energized no. more »»

Seek to understand the Pathway issue

October 14, 2014 A wonderful thing occurred this past weekend. It was a demonstration of compassion and concern for one of Alpena’s treasures. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Doing D.C.

October 17, 2014 Earlier this week, my husband and I returned from a four-night visit to Washington, D.C., a place that can't be topped in terms of its treasure trove of history-laden sites, artifacts and monuments. more »

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