The Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 20:31:31 EDTFri, 18 Apr 2014 20:31:31 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCouncil needs to rethink elections savingshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/529271.htmlTen thousand dollars every two years. Apparently three members on the City Council want to avoid having a lot of people voting in city elections. They also suggest we the public are too ignorant to understand long ballot.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTLocal 211, other units not receiving raiseshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/529272.htmlI wish to clarify some facts in Steve Schulwitz's story "Board approves pay raises for some employees" in the Friday, March 28, edition of your paper. Commissioner Lyle VanWormer is quoted "There are raises starting this year for the union workers.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTReducing gov't units doesn't always workhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/529242.htmlMy wife is Canadian. When weather people forecast inclement weather, "Coming down from Canada" it annoys her. Canada doesn't make the weather; it's a messenger. Recently, Steve Fletcher did some forecasting.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTAPS personnel deserve community supporthttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/529243.htmlI work at Thunder Bay Junior High School as a teacher, and this much I know is true. Our world is changing. Change does not come easy, and our reaction to change can reveal volumes about our character.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTBeilein shouldn't talk about not enlistinghttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/529218.htmlThere was an article in the Alpena News, Sports section on March 27, 2014, about the University of Michigan basketball coach John Beilein. The article deals with serving our country.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT