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Alpena K of C auxiliary plans holiday party Auxiliary members joined Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 on Nov. 7 for a presentation by Sophia Faulding, discipleship coordinator of All Saints Parish. Faulding spoke about arranging a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to join the Right to Life ...

Stormy Daniels’ attorney falls hard

Karma's working mighty fast these days. Michael Avenatti, the huckster lawyer who skyrocketed to fame representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to derail the Trump administration, was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles Police Department and released on $50,000 bail for alleged ...

There’s no way to make a lynching a joke

Earlier this year, on April 26, a new museum dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy opened in Montgomery, Alabama. At the heart of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is an exhibit that demands we come to terms with our country’s history of lynching thousands of black ...

Split election result sends polarized politics toward 2020

The Republican president, considered a lightweight and an ignoramus by many in Washington, suffered a setback in the offyear elections, losing several seats and effective control in the House, while maintaining and perhaps strengthening his party in the Senate. His leverage on domestic issues ...

Data shows GOP has an opportunity with young blacks

Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks. Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to ...

As design element, ode to passion, big books are great gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether as a design element or an ode to a passion or hobby, coffee table books have it covered, especially as holiday gifts. Splashy, special interest books are in abundance this time of year and may seem extravagant when self-purchased. That’s exactly why wrapping them ...

Wood ash from fireplaces, stoves can sometimes help the soil

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus. But if applied improperly, they can be a caustic topping for foliage-heavy plants and seedlings. The primary benefits of recycling wood ash into the soil are for ...

Empower voters, not lawyers, count every legal vote

If Americans are losing confidence in elections, don’t blame Russian hackers. The damage is self-inflicted. A week after polls closed, Americans still don’t know who won major races: gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia, a Florida Senate race and many House contests. Candidates who ...

How military service impacts student loan repayment options

If you’re a veteran with student debt, you have repayment rights unique to military service members that can keep you on track and out of default. Federal student loan default occurs after nine months without a payment. Late notices turn into collection calls, and your creditor - the ...

Think it’s bad now? Midterms make for a crazy 2020 race

Strap in, it’s all going to get crazier. More than a week after the final votes were cast (but not necessarily counted), it’s now looking like the Democrats had a blue wave after all. It didn’t seem like it at first. Election night was more of an emotional roller coaster than you’d ...

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

LONDON (AP) — For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks. With prepaid debit cards ...

Liz Weston: Smart ways to rein in holiday spending

The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control. Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here’s what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others: BUDGET FOR ...

Dilemma for moderate Republicans: Leave or go native

If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries. The ...

Midterm results show America has rejected Trumpism

Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism. No one seriously expected the Senate to flip, because Democrats had to defend 26 seats in that chamber, compared with only nine held by Republicans. The real battleground was the House, where Democrats had to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to ...

Amid elections and investigations, remember Jamal Khashoggi

The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got — Donald Trump is still president. Sorry, but someone had to say it. Now back to the cold realities of everyday life in the White House of Weird, beginning and ending with: Who ordered the brutal murder of Jamal ...

The coming political war is war for the soul of America

The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — “I give her a great deal of credit for what ...

Mississippi self-rehabilitated, and its residents should, also

In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson's belief that "men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things." Now the state has until Tuesday to explain to the U.S Supreme Court why a state court was sufficiently serious in ruling that ...

Americans really don’t like mobs — especially at their border

The midterm elections proved one thing definitively: We are a deeply divided country. Though the Democrats' victory in flipping the House of Representatives was significant, it might have been even bigger had President Donald Trump not been able to use the caravan of Central American migrants ...

Urban America’s vagrancy outrage

It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. The homeless situation in those cities and others around the country is positively Third World, a blight ...

The battle to make America great again continues

America’s founders demonstrated that government is art, not science. The secret is in balance. Biennial congressional elections strike the right balance for the need for stability with the need for change. Midterm elections take place with the continuity of a sitting president. Whoever is ...