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House Bill 4001 is good for everyone

October 4, 2014 Access to public information is an important element of any democracy. Whether it be a newspaper reporter, common citizen or interested party, everyone should have easy access to public informatio. more »»

Talk to health care provider about excessive fatigue

October 4, 2014 Fatigue is a common complaint of adults; women tend to notice this symptom earlier in life than men. more »»

Congress sends strong message against ISIS

October 4, 2014 In September, Congress took an important step in our fight against the terrorist group ISIS, authorizing President Obama’s plan to train and equip friendly forces to confront ISIS’ brutality on the... more »»

Winter will be costlier for road commissions

October 3, 2014 It looks like Mt. Everest and Wednesday, it was growing even larger. Alpena’s Mt. more »»

Officials need to get serious about border security

October 2, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

Sought-after power of the dollar

October 1, 2014 We are a nation of shoppers. We are looking in catalogs, in stores, at dealerships, online, and garage sales. more »»

US is failing to connect the dots

September 30, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew:?Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

Is there any way to thank you enough?

September 30, 2014 How often do you hear a sincere thank you for something you’ve done that matters to someone else? Reciprocally, do we say ‘thank you’ enough? Today’s column is dedicated to all the people across ou... more »»

Questions need to be asked about future use of troops

September 29, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Another person who know about Alpena’s charm

September 27, 2014 Greg Hackney understands what we’ve known all along — Northeast Michigan is an outdoor paradise for sports enthusiast. more »»

A little envious of a hike along crest

September 27, 2014 If you haven’t already, please after you finish reading this column this morning turn to our Northern Lifestyles of the newspaper and read the cover story — “Hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 27, 2014 Naming Potter Hill Road Q. The Sept. 6 column described the Potter Farm, a huge stock farm in the late 1800s located just west of Alpena along the Thunder Bay Rive. more »»

Our limits are self-imposed

September 27, 2014 Last weekend in Scottsdale, I led 41 fitness and business leaders from around the country through a daylong retreat. more »»

The blame game

September 27, 2014 Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Accountability for one's own choices, actions, and behaviors? It seems so common that people would rather play the role of the victim, feeling at the... more »»

Drones have no place in hunting

September 26, 2014 Can you imagine as you sit in a tree stand awaiting for that buck to edge out of the thicket you suddenly hear a buzz in the air and a drone swoops into the scene, scaring the buck back into hiding... more »»

Is it a good idea? Giving away car seats to prevent child deaths

September 24, 2014 Wheeling Police Officer Neil Fowkes must enjoy enormous satisfaction with part of his job — preventing children from being hurt or even killed in vehicle accidents. more »»

Teddy Roosevelt trumps Mom regarding practical advice

September 24, 2014 As it turns out, Teddy Roosevelt was right and Mom was wrong. Teddy said “speak softly and carry a big stick,” while Mom uttered, “do as I say, not as I do. more »»

Ebola is the center of attention

September 23, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

Characteristics of the best volunteers

September 23, 2014 The earliest volunteer experience I can remember is from second grade. We had duck eggs in an incubator that we had to turn and spray with water twice a day. more »»

Bill would help keep our children safe

September 22, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»



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