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Efficiency of shared resources

September 17, 2014 Thomas Jefferson usually is attributed with saying “The government which governs least, governs best.” I checked, or, rather tried to check online to make sure those were Jefferson’s words. more »»

 
 
 
Proper care, feeding of our community

September 16, 2014 How do the things we care about endure? The answer is constant care and feeding. more »»

DHS chief’s comments on terror should be regarded

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Form coalition to defeat ISIS, other terrorist groups

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Multiple-day option for hikers, paddlers ideal

September 12, 2014 National Lakeshore officials have apparently gotten the hiking, biking, kayaking, camping bug; outdoor types hope there’s no cure. Their latest proposal looks like the best one ye. more »»

Revamping tax structure would help

September 10, 2014 I’ve been thinking about Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings and, for that matter, about the same proceedings for Benton Harbor and Flint. The story is the same in each case. more »»

Administration needs to look at what happened with nuclear power

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

Foreign policy regarding terrorism should be Obama’s first priority

September 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He planned to discuss it Tuesday with congressional leaders. more »»

The lukewarm believers

September 9, 2014 I was at a bonfire one evening when someone asked me if I really believe in Alpena. He wanted to know if I really believe that Alpena will grow in population and other economic indicators. more »»

Case shows that parents need to monitor kids online

September 8, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters, it is explained. On Aug. more »»

Help support United Way’s mission

September 6, 2014 We all know these are not easy days. more »»

Expansion good news for region

September 6, 2014 The good news continues to flow through Northeast Michigan with the announcement Friday of expansion of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to 10 times its current siz. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 6, 2014 Alpena beauty spots Q. Several different readers have asked questions about who supplies and maintains some of the multiple attractive areas in Alpena. . more »»

ARMC recommends receiving flu vaccine

September 6, 2014 Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretion. more »»

Storms a reminder to be prepared

September 5, 2014 This past weekend the region several times found itself under tornado and/or severe thunderstorm warnings and watches. On Labor Day four tornadoes touched down all around us. more »»

Staying transparent better in the end

September 3, 2014 Back when I was a kid and the earth was cooling, major entertainment was to go to the movies. At that time before the feature film there was the RKO newsreel. more »»

Stop the oil flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 3, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Be open to the experience and adventure

September 2, 2014 My first major trip by myself came at the end of college. I decided to do a study abroad program. more »»

It’s not rocket science

September 2, 2014 Flashy federal initiatives are missing from the job-creation plan released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., who wants to pursue her proposals through a seat in the U.. more »»

Questions about veterans care need to answered

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care a... more »»

Enbridge needs to take proper steps

August 30, 2014 A number of residents from the area will take part in the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday. more »»

 
 

 

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