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Number of chickenpox cases is alarming

May 14, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Holcomb’s departure a loss for Alpena

May 14, 2016 One of Alpena’s community leaders will say goodbye this summer as he and his wife begin a new life adventure in Cassopolis. more »»

The law on personal flotation devices

May 14, 2016 With the weather warming up a resident wrote in and was questioning who needs to wear life jackets when kayaking or boating in Michigan with family and friends. more »»

A successful repair ... sort of

May 14, 2016 I had a rare victory in my lifelong battle with things the other day. The belt for the self-propel on the mower broke and I decided to replace it. more »»

Use fitness to get through changes in life

May 14, 2016 Changes in life can derail your health or changes in life can be used as fuel to improve your health. You decide. One local woman did it both ways. Her story is inspirin. more »»

Intimacy with God

May 14, 2016 You have to admit it. Craving intimacy with God is not at the top of everyone's list. Intimacy, ye. more »»

Use extra caution when burning

May 13, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that most of the state’s wildfires occur in three months — April, May and June. more »»

Don’t minimize the threat of Islamic terrorism

May 12, 2016 German authorities say there is no link between Islamic terrorism and a man who stabbed four people at a train station Tuesday. The attacker is just mentally ill, they explain. more »»

Ready for another sailing season

May 11, 2016 Spring hasn’t sprung as yet Up North but it’s close. more »»

Take step to be less dependent of foreign oil

May 11, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Taking it to the people

May 10, 2016 In continuing our discussion of inspiring stories from Michigan’s biggest city, this week we take a closer look at a nonprofit organization called Shakespeare in Detroit. more »»

Proposal revelation casts doubt on Obama being an environmental president

May 10, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

Now is time to find out about local budgets

May 9, 2016 It’s budget time in many Northeast Michigan communities. It’s a time when local government establishes its foreseeable expenses and projects its revenue to cover those expenses. more »»

The actions, reactions surrounding DPS

May 9, 2016 Even if you flunked physics, you understand the concept that for every action, there is a reaction. Ask the teachers in Detroit if they get it. more »»

Northern Michigan students protected by vote on DPS

May 9, 2016 The 15 hours spent on the House floor on Wednesday into early Thursday, debating the best option for Michigan’s largest school district, was a fraction of the time it took for Detroit Public School... more »»

Remember the Cedarville

May 7, 2016 The Cedarville and its crew will be remembered in a ceremony this afternoon in Rogers City. At 2 p.. more »»

Unfortunately DPS’s problem is ours, too

May 7, 2016 Why should Northeast Michigan residents bail out a failing educational system in Detroit? The answer is obvious — because of the students, who are innocent pawns in the debate over how to deal with ... more »»

2 boys, a milk crate and a tennis ball

May 7, 2016 It's strange sometimes the little things that will bring back a flood of memories. Such was the case Friday when an AP Member Exchange story moved that was slugged “Milk Crate Basketbal. more »»

Running things the wrong way

May 7, 2016 President Obama made an overdue point in Flint this week. He said, "I'm not here to go through the full history of what happened. more »»

HUNT should receive support from Alcona

May 6, 2016 It’s time for Alcona County residents to vote on funding the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team through a millage. Last month the issue was discussed, but no action was taken by commissioners. more »»



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