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Editorials and columns

Working for Justice working

Working for Justice-Alpena started with the very basic idea that human rights are everyone’s rights, and we all need to be treated equally, as News Lifestyles Editor Darby Hinkley reported back in August. Started by Fresh Palate owner Eric Peterson and led by Fresh Palate server and ...

Lessons on diversity from cross country trails

Alpena Community College is the hub of higher education for places like Metz, Posen, Lachine, Glennie, and Lincoln. When it comes to college athletes, you can often add other places around Michigan as well, places like Saginaw, Newberry, or Ludington. Those all I understand. But, for ...

Newspapers for today, newspapers for tomorrow

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” — H.G. Wells Lining the back walls of The Alpena News newsroom and ...

Hatred, bullying have to stop

Is this really where we have sunk to? The news of the FBI successfully infiltrating a Michigan terrorist organization and thwarting a plot to overthrow state government by kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sounds more like a fictional best seller than it does a sobering reality slap in the ...

Portrait mode

I love my son’s camera. My 14-year-old takes the most amazing pictures with his phone. He flips through filters and adjusts this and that, slaps on a lens, pokes the shutter button, and, hey-whaddya-know, he can make anything look like a work of art. Anything. The ceramic frog on the ...

The Rose Butler Memorial Read

Rose Butler — Miss Butler to me — was my first-grade teacher at Bingham school. She was one of those teachers who dedicated her life to teaching a thing or two to kids like me. Miss Butler taught me to read. She also taught me to print. Though I subsequently moved through a progression ...