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Letters to the Editor

News owes readers, subscribers an apology

The June 16 edition of The Alpena News contained an insert for the primary election, ‘Meet Your Candidates.’ In typical Associated Press and Alpena News style the insert couldn’t just tell us about the candidates, propaganda had to be included. The insert contained an article by News ...

Corrections officers are true unsung heroes

In our society we are encouraged to praise and respect police officers. They “protect” us and are the true “heroes.” While I understand they have a difficult job and there are some good cops out there I believe there are true unsung heroes that we overlook. Cops apprehend an alleged ...

Marchers met with semi-automatic weapons

On Saturday, June 11, the Alpena County Democratic Party (ACDP) organized a “March for Our Lives” event to coincide with marches of the same occurring across the country. Event organizers obtained county and city permits to gather and march. The purpose of the march was to show solidarity ...

On March for Life and gun violence solutions

Last weekend saw peaceful demonstrations across America, as well as in Alpena, with citizens seeking solutions to the epidemic of gun violence in this country. This is an issue that hardly exists in many other countries around the world. Something that is very unique to America. Last weekend ...

Let’s work together to make country safer

Our country has many laws that make us feel good while doing little or nothing to solve a problem. The same holds true for mass shootings. We must first identify the problem. What type of person is prone to committing these crimes? We need to find ways of tracking and helping these people ...

A Father’s Day dedication to a wonderful man

To my father, Paul Detloff: It all began when I was brought into this world by my Mom and Daddy. Since it’s Father’s Day, I will dedicate this poem to him because…I have so many nice things to say! He is the best in every way! Growing up in Alpena with my sister and brother, Daddy was ...