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Time for transparency for veterans care

July 1, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

Gold medal team or historic auto — what’s in a name?

June 28, 2014 I read with interest Friday’s sports story of yet another Junior hockey team destined for Alpena this fal. more »»

Region, like state, is growing older

June 28, 2014 While not necessarily something we haven’t already known, Michigan in general, and this region in particular, is growing older. Census figures made available this week confirmed that fac. more »»

Alpena plays host to global ROV teams

June 27, 2014 Welcome all Marine Advanced Technology Education teams, and their families, to Northeast Michigan! Teams from across the globe are gathered in Alpena today through Saturday for the continuation of... more »»

This is serious business

June 25, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»

Americans will pay in the long run

June 24, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

15 minutes to a better Alpena

June 24, 2014 Never underestimate the generosity of small town locally owned business. My husband and I recently opened our own business. more »»

Let’s make visitors feel welcome

June 23, 2014 This week the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is playing host to the 13th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education International Competition with teams coming from all around the world to... more »»

A great way to start the summer

June 21, 2014 Summer has officially arrived. And with it comes a full slate of activities throughout the region. more »»

Shorebird project creating fun look

June 21, 2014 Some would contend The Alpena News went “to the birds” a long time ago. Faithful readers, like Chris Witulski, know better. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

June 21, 2014 Starlite/Mich-e-ke-wis boundaries Q. Several groups enjoying picnics at Alpena's Starlite Beach Pavilion have had discussions about where Starlite Beach ends, and where Mich-e-ke-wis Park begins. more »»

Hospice of Michigan Institute — address tomorrow’s needs today

June 21, 2014 By HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN/ALPENA Fifteen years ago, Hospice of Michigan team members began noticing a “care gap. more »»

Hats off to the Hurons

June 20, 2014 Three cheers to the Rogers City softball team — Division 4 State Champions. Their run at the end of the season was something all of us were rooting for. more »»

Elected officials fail us on roads

June 20, 2014 I'm planning to keep a list of names in my car of all 38 state senators and all 110 state representatives, Democrats and Republicans alike. more »»

Officials playing the blame game for no road funding

June 20, 2014 On your mark Get set. Go. Let the blame game and the finger-pointing commence. more »»

Welcoming the girls of summer to a positive experience

June 20, 2014 The letter, written in my mother’s loopy backhand, is dated July 4, 1980. The outside of the card depicts a drawing of a chipmunk wearing a prairie dress and holding a bundle of mail. more »»

Remove hurdles for real research to stop environment problems

June 19, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort - plant more trees. more »»

Make yours a well-researched vote

June 17, 2014 What are you doing Aug. 5? And Nov. 4? I don’t know everything I will be doing those days but I do know I will be voting. more »»

Proof our southern border isn’t secure

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. more »»

Time for creative ways to fund road repairs

June 14, 2014 It’s time those wanting road repairs in Michigan stop advocating for an increase in the state gas tax and instead offer other alternatives to get the job accomplished. more »»



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