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Conservatives ones who recognize compromise

January 31, 2015 These days the political talk is all about compromise, unity, working together and reaching across the aisle. more »»

Editorial cartoon stirs up fear in uneducated

January 31, 2015 Your cartoon on today's opinion page, showing Mickey Mouse with the measles, blaming and cursing out people who are not vaccinated, is extremely misleading, and amounts to nothing more than a... more »»

Brightening up the north side of Alpena

January 24, 2015 If you haven’t driven down Oldfield St. from Second Ave., you should do so soon. George Bowden has started up the New Year in lights. more »»

Good suggestion to raise money for road repairs

January 24, 2015 The other day I sent an email to Gov. Snyder with a suggestion on how to raise money for road repairs. more »»

Shouldn’t we just add sales tax to all purchases?

January 24, 2015 Senior's pensions were taxed; those born after 1952 will pay a full 4.5% of their retirement. They want to double the fuel taxes, divert it to wholesale. more »»

A great book about Benjamin Franklin

January 24, 2015 I just finished reading a book about Benjamin Franklin written by Edmund . more »»

In response to recent article on Newtown

January 24, 2015 The Saturday, January 17 paper contained an AP article titled ‘Newtown school panel to include proposed gun ban in report’ that I wish to comment upo. more »»

Gov’t taking too much control of education

January 16, 2015 Liberals have been busy making a clear picture out of how they would fit together America’s education puzzle. Preschoolers had not really been included in the liberal puzzle until recentl. more »»

Terrorists are spreading fear not belief

January 16, 2015 The terrorist attack on the French newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, by supposed supporters of Islam was both cowardly and counter-productive to their cause. more »»

Lack of district court judge hurts Alpena

January 16, 2015 As of Jan. 1, 2015, there will be no sitting District Judge in the 88th District Court, which includes Alpena and Montmorency counties. more »»

McCaughey’s column belittles a profession

January 16, 2015 I found the Betsy McCaughey column in Thursday‘s Alpena News to be particularly disturbing as she belittled the work of nurse practitioners. more »»

ACT puts on professional quality performance

January 10, 2015 Well, Hello Alpena. We would like to tell you about the wonderful, hilarious, funny and outstanding show that is now playing at your owln local Alpena Civic Theater. more »»

Thoughts on issues with our Michigan roads

January 10, 2015 Road ramblings: Why do we need more money for roads? Michigan roads are the worst of all 50 states. Michigan allows the most weight on roads of all 50 states. more »»

Time to move forward with recycling in Alpena

January 10, 2015 There has been much in the press recently regarding recycling both at the local and state level. more »»

Two things to think about in winter weather

January 10, 2015 I am writing about two things that really bother me although not enough people care about either. In Tuesday's copy of the Alpena News an article was written that came from Escanaba, Mich. more »»

Elected officials let us down with gas tax vote

January 3, 2015 I have been reading with interest the Michigan Government’s Road Funding Issues. Really, really, our elected representatives have sold us out again. more »»

We need someone to defend our state rights

January 3, 2015 Our friends, relatives and even our elected officials think money we get from the Feds is free money. In reality our money goes from our hands to federal bank accounts by various taxes we pay. more »»

Be careful, not all recycling centers the same

January 3, 2015 I was very pleased to read your article on how to recycle. However, I think the public needs a little more information. There seems to be some confusion, depending on where we go. more »»

Band together and support our law enforcement

December 27, 2014 At a time when tensions are so high it was hurtful to see the local paper run the cartoon with the children asking Santa to save them from the police. Mr. more »»

Nice article for police officers, then what happened?

December 27, 2014 On December third, your newspaper carried a very nice article about Project Blue Light where hundreds of local residents turned out the night before to honor the police officers and fire fighters wh... more »»



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