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Opinion

Jobless benefits could extend

Editorials and columns

Whether it be a family member, friend, or neighbor, we all likely know someone who has lost a job through no fault of his or her own and needed to rely on unemployment insurance benefits while they looked for new work. It’s a vulnerable position to be in, especially when the person out of ...

Have coffee with a cop

Editorials and columns

It’s easy to be intimidated by law enforcement personnel, what with their stern uniforms and the guns on their hips, and that can be a serious problem. Residents who don’t feel comfortable around police might not feel comfortable reaching out for help or sharing information that could ...

This and that on slow news day

Editorials and columns

Usually in this town, there is one major state capital news development each week that warrants a deeper dive via an extended column in this news hole. Not this week. The guv is out hawking her book to anybody who will listen. The Legislature is performing job one back home, i.e., running ...

We all must turn down our political temps

Editorials and columns

We all would like to think the unthinkable happened Saturday when a gunman attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump, striking Trump in the top of the right ear, killing one spectator and injuring two others before Secret Service agents killed the shooter. Sadly, what happened ...

Local contractors do fine and important work

Letters to the Editor

With all the negativity about, it’s a good time, Alpena, to be extremely proud of our Alpena workforce. Neiman’s Family Market continues to produce, at the Alpena store, our famous bagels in a frozen pre-baked state for our stores. Products are brought up and the supplier then takes them ...

Marvel at all the freedoms America provides

Letters to the Editor

We just celebrated our country’s 248th year of independence! This independence was to prevent ever being ruled by a Monarchy, one person who rides roughshod over our every word and deed, but a country ruled by a Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of ...