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Letters to the Editor

A response from a conservative voice

Which conservative voice are you looking to hear? Various conservative voices can be commonly heard or followed in history, politics, religion, economics and constitutional settings. I always gravitate toward history and our constitution. Importantly, conservatism is no longer counter ...

Roorda a welcome addition to The News

Thank you for the amazing contributions by Professor Eric Paul Roorda, whose father, Bill, also served his community by being a volunteer for the Harrisville community. Dr. Roorda’s articles are compelling and carefully researched, and an exciting addition to our Alpena ...

Plenty of people have benefitted from ACES

The Alpena school board and superintendent are planning on selling ACES Academy. They plan on sending students needing smaller class size and more individual attention with less distractions back to AHS. This would be like going back to the 50s where if you can’t keep up, drop out. Many ...

The recovery must include the care economy

Women’s workforce participation is plummeting, Nationally, nearly one in three women ages of 25 - 44 have been pushed out of the labor force because they have no access to affordable childcare. Child professionals are being underpaid or pushed out of jobs as well. Women’s labor force ...

Be careful or this country will self-destruct

Good morning Mr. Hinkley. The IMF force has asked for some investigating matters of this character that he and others call President. This man is unconsciously destroying this country. During this COVID-19 crisis, businesses throughout the country had to comply with much costly regulation, and ...

What’s the point of an Equality Act Bill?

What’s the point of an Equality Act Bill? An adult already has the right to choose their sexual preference and change their gender. The point is, the Equality Act Bill is not to ensure the rights of the LGBTQ community, but to impose on the rights of others that do not share their opinions. ...

Achievement matters, so don’t cheapen it

I am heartened, perhaps elated, by Jackie Krawczak’s piece in the April 1 edition of the News. I agree wholeheartedly that this artificially skewing the range of possible marks to avoid injuring someone’s self-esteem is not just nonsense, but antithetical to the very idea of achievement ...

Taking an informal poll about gas prices

Almost anyone with a set of wheels to their name knows that gasoline prices have taken an astronomical rise since the polar vortex swept through the Southern states. Various articles in the newspapers attribute this to damage to the production infrastructure. Let’s show by a raising of ...

Let’s keep high voter turnouts going

During last Thursday’s press conference, President Biden referred to the efforts going on in 43 state legislatures to change voting procedures as “sick” and “un-American.” He said that actions that make it hard for people to cast ballots are “despicable attempts to undermine ...

Grateful to have MidMichigan in Alpena

We wanted to make known the gratitude and deep appreciation we have for the doctors, nurses, medical professionals, staff and volunteers at MidMichigan Hospital. Since moving north in 2002 we have had many experiences with the hospital and have truly appreciated all you’ve done to meet our ...

Thankful for care provided at MidMichigan

Recently, my father was at MidMichigan Medical Center for elective surgery. Unfortunately he had an allergic reaction and had an issue requiring life saving action by the team at MidMichigan. He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Our family is grateful to the two nurses Janae, RN and ...

Grateful for support received in time of need

Recently, I was at the Alpena hospital for therapy. Everyone was nice to me, especially the nurses and doctors. I am grateful to them all. One nurse reminds me of when I was younger and raising my kids alone. I am grateful to Dr. Hanna for taking care of me and fixing my problem. Everyone in ...

Grateful for the Neiman and Speer families

How I miss two couples: Hal & Jean Neiman and Bill & Diane Speer. They gave their heart and souls to Alpena for over thirty years. I’d often buy a cup of coffee, fresh bagel, soup and salad at Neiman’s. I’d also buy The Alpena News - sit and enjoy my meal while reading The News. ...

In response to Connie Schultz’s column

In response to your Syndicated Columnist, Connie Schultz, in the March 19 paper. She seems to think that Christian people are showing hate to the homosexuals and those who say they are transgender. Marriage was ordained by God between male and female way back in Genesis in the Bible. This has ...

Liberty is the gift we must keep protecting

Many of us have forgotten our Bill of Rights constitutionally guarantees inalienable rights for all of us and protects us from our government. An inalienable right is, by definition, impossible to be taken from or given away. In addition, hiding in plain sight is the greatest gift of all. It is ...

Readers ignoring truth reported by News, AP

There’s a reason many readers who believe widespread voter fraud allowed President Biden to steal the election question the reliability of The Alpena News and Associated Press. These readers ignore that every court and numerous government officials, including conservative judges ...

Blame people, not guns, for gun violence

I have been following the tragic shootings in Colorado. Immediately the country goes up in arms about guns. The President comes on TV to stop the “gun violence.” Would anybody like to ban automobiles that kill many, many more people than guns? We blame the gun when it is used by some ...

Money won’t stop evil in Congress, White House

Money, Money, and More Money... So here we are with the biggest Stimulus bill we have ever seen. Money is going to everyone and everywhere. Aren’t we lucky? We have a president who doesn’t know up from down and looks like a warmed-over-death. He has his vice president right there with ...

Just a thought, how about 2 sets of tax tables?

How about two sets of federal income tax tables? One set could be for conservatives and the other for liberals. You would be tied to the tax table that corresponds to your vote in the most recent presidential election. So if you want to support all the things President Biden and the Democratic ...

If you tell a big enough lie, people will believe

In a recent letter of the editor, I chastised your printing of the drivel by Jeffrey Greene. Obviously, you have not learned. Your article about marijuana licensing is my case in point (Feb. 1, 2021). You will rebut by stating that the article was an Associated Press reprint. This argument ...