Alpena News and columnsen-usSat, 2 Jul 2016 01:19:07 EDTSat, 2 Jul 2016 01:19:07 EDT it a safe holiday weekend long Fourth of July weekend is upon us and many people will be hitting the roads for destinations around the state, and elsewhere. AAA Michigan is estimating more than 1.Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTSit-in protestors blurred facts in gun restriction issue of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political "sit-in" demonstration they staged over gun control.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWe need to strengthen ties and forge new ones with United Kingdom United Kingdom's people and government are among the oldest, warmest, staunchest friends we Americans have. Surely U.K. residents and leaders understand our president sometimes says and does things that make us shudder.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTOur Fourth of July better with women 1912 our Fourth of July parade was an all male affair; only men "strutted and stared." The ladies watched. To be there to see the surviving soldiers of the Horace E.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWe need to get back to checks and balances Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. So it was no wonder his press conference in response to a Supreme Court decision Thursday dripped with bitterness.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT