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Editorials and columns

Jobless benefits could extend

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

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

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

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 ...

This newspaper works for you, readers

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” — Gandhi Avid explorers of TheAlpenaNews.com may come across The News’ and Ogden ...

Doing more, doing better by slowing down

We live in a world that’s always moving at such a fast pace. However, that doesn’t mean we should choose to be hurried. We often think we are helping ourselves by getting more done at quicker speeds, but, in reality, we’re inducing greater stress onto ourselves. No one takes the ...