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Funding for airport needed, appreciated

September 3, 2016 Last month it was announced Alpena County Regional Airport was the recipient of $990,000 in federal funding to help with the construction of a new terminal. more »»

1st House keeps being interesting

September 3, 2016 The 1st Congressional District in Michigan always has been interestin. more »»

Conversation between Trump and Mexico president

September 3, 2016 Donald Trump's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was private. But I managed to get my hands on a secret transcript. more »»

Want to retire early? Start planning now

September 3, 2016 The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that ag. more »»

Good news for lakes with no Asian carp DNA

September 2, 2016 Thankfully Michigan waters continue to remain free of Asian carp. more »»

Resources in unexpected places

September 1, 2016 Alpena County Relay for Life recently held its annual 24 hour rally. I had the pleasure of speaking at the event during the “Fight Back” portion of the program. more »»

Real reform needed for health care

September 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacar. more »»

Obama continues to act like a monarch

August 31, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. more »»

Forest bathing improves health

August 30, 2016 This weekend I went for two outdoor runs. The first was on the city’s bi-path. I took the path through the woods along the river. It was just after dusk had settled in. more »»

It comes down to who you believe

August 30, 2016 An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being... more »»

Trump gives Democrats campaign ammo in Michigan

August 30, 2016 You can certainly understand why the Main Stream Media glommed onto the Donald Trump overture the other day to African-American citizens. more »»

The EpiPen dilemma: Make it more affordable

August 29, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation’s health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device. more »»

A local US Customs agent is important to our region

August 27, 2016 Northeast Michigan must have a U.S. Customs agent located here. more »»

Region needs more skilled workers

August 27, 2016 The good news is more than 475,000 jobs have been created in Michigan since December of 2010. The bad news is we need more skilled workers in Northeast Michigan to fill several more job openings. more »»

The marine sanctuary is a model to emulate

August 26, 2016 Do you remember all the opposition to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s designation back in the late 90’s? This week U.S. Sen. more »»

Louisiana not the only flood ravaged state

August 25, 2016 Federal disaster relief agencies seem focused on devastating flooding in Louisiana, and that certainly is appropriate. more »»

Registration plates on the front of vehicles

August 25, 2016 Recently a reader asked what the requirements were in regards to having license plates on your vehicles. more »»

Americans can be proud and shamed by others

August 24, 2016 Americans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. more »»

Unacceptable violation of our rights

August 23, 2016 Many, probably most, Americans agree government ought to stay out of our bedrooms. That is a reference to laws attempting to regulate private behavior including sex. more »»

Never knew a better man than Bill

August 23, 2016 I was working at the Firestone foundry in Trenton, Mich., making truck tire rims at piece work wages when I got the call. If I could get to the Seafarer’s Union hall in Alpena by 8 a.m. more »»



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