Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:05:34 EDTTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:05:34 EDT up a name for war on terrorism has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorists. Clearly, more thought went into that than into a strategy to actually fight the IS.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTOctober is Chamber of Commerce Month is Chamber of Commerce Month in the State of Michigan. The Alpena Chamber is celebrating this year by holding a trivia challenge.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTA Nobel winner whose work we all can understand most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. They write about exotic reactions among various chemicals, models to predict how economies will react to certain stimuli, etc.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTFinding a balance at Chippewa Hills has been a robust discussion in recent weeks regarding the management of state forest land near the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County. Some strong feelings and emotions have been expressed.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTAfghanistan offers reasons for optimism and pride I had the honor of speaking to the United States Institute of Peace as that institution celebrated its 30th anniversary. I was a cosponsor of former Sen. Sparky Matsunaga's legislation establishing the USIP, which Congress passed in 1984.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT