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What’s the contingency plan Obama?

August 6, 2014 Given President Barack Obama’s record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

Each of us influences the national economy

August 6, 2014 There really are only three aspects to economic output: Raw materials, labor and capital. These three items are the basis of all output but they do not constitute the entire basis for an economy. more »»

House causes confusion on Medicare issues

August 5, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Support future leaders at the county fair

August 5, 2014 As a young girl growing up on a farm it was a given that you didn’t quit until the work was done or the flashlight batteries died. Everyone played a part in the operation of the farm. more »»

Getting rid of the problem is first step for VA

August 4, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Stand up, take action, vote

August 2, 2014 The message is simple: Vote. Tuesday registered voters across Michigan will have the opportunity to participate in democracy. more »»

A lot for voters to consider on Tuesday

August 2, 2014 “If the economy is getting better, I’m not sure for whom,” Douglas Hunter, a resident of Chicago, told an Associated Press reporter this week.“It certainly hasn’t trickled down to me. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

August 2, 2014 What is your county commissioner district? Q. A reader says that it's confusing trying to figure out which county commissioner district she lives in. more »»

A young mom battles depression with fitness

August 2, 2014 Katelyn Carr, 23 years old from Alpena, overhauled her physical and mental health and redefined her future when she took her nutrition and fitness seriously during a scary time in her life. more »»

A lasting joy

August 2, 2014 Earlier this week at a Bible study over at Cabin Creek Coffee, we were talking about Psalm 126. more »»

ARMC baord takes proactive approach

August 1, 2014 Responsibility goes hand-in-hand with strong leadership. more »»

Wrong question is being asked

July 30, 2014 So let’s get this straight. You and I and everyone else in this world, including the Mafia, can’t just go out and purchase ground to air missles. more »»

Congress needs to demand results with money for VA

July 30, 2014 A proposal leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope will provide better service to veterans in need of medical care was finalized during the weeken. more »»

Motley’s Civil War stint begins with Ohio 55th

July 30, 2014 Alpena fisherman George Motley’s family immigrated to the United States in the 1840s. The family left the agricultural village of Donington, Lincolnshire, England, and settled in central Ohio. more »»

Get your head in the game

July 29, 2014 Golf has the ability to frustrate or invigorate more people than any other activity I’ve seen. more »»

VA head should have deadline to get things done

July 29, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

Students should be taught about finance

July 27, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Time for healing process to begin

July 26, 2014 Battered and bruised. That’s the way the community feels after approval this week by both sides of a new contract between the Alpena Public School District and its teachers. more »»

Lots of fish for tourney, but not browns

July 26, 2014 The good news is there are plenty of fish, and lots of big ones, out in Lake Huron as evidence by what is showing up at the Brown Trout Festival Tournament weigh-in each day. more »»

Physician talks about having a safe, healthy summer

July 26, 2014 Summer means fun in the sun, family vacations, backyard barbeques, and refreshing swims in the lake. It’s also a time to take precautions so you don’t become sidelined during all the summer fun. more »»

 
 
 

 

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