Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/category.detail/nav/5002/Editorials and columnsen-usFri, 26 Aug 2016 09:27:03 EDTFri, 26 Aug 2016 09:27:03 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe marine sanctuary is a model to emulatehttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/558212.htmlDo 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. Gary Peters visited the sanctuary and talked about its many economic benefits for the regio.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTLouisiana not the only flood ravaged statehttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/558168.htmlFederal disaster relief agencies seem focused on devastating flooding in Louisiana, and that certainly is appropriate. As many as 40,000 homes have been damaged by muddy water that also claimed 13 lives in that state.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTRegistration plates on the front of vehicleshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/558169.htmlRecently a reader asked what the requirements were in regards to having license plates on your vehicle.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTAmericans can be proud and shamed by othershttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/558129.htmlAmericans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the same time, we are being forced by a few of them to hang our heads in shame. Four U.S.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTUnacceptable violation of our rightshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/558092.htmlMany, 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. But President Barack Obama has added a whole new dimension to the issue.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT