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Letters to the Editor

Senate must act now to pass key voting bills

One year ago, we witnessed an attack on our country: an insurrection by political extremists at the U.S. Capitol. A mob of violent rioters defaced the Capitol Building and threatened the lives of the elected officials and staff working there—the core of American democracy. This was a ...

Media has a long road to regain our trust

The Jan. 8 Alpena News contained a column by Marc Theissen, ‘How the Media Squandered Americans’ Trust’. The column listed many examples of media malfeasance which Theissen called real and lasting. The media relies on the 1st Amendment to cover and disseminate news. The media is ...

News must do more to support local teams

I am writing to ask The News to follow it’s admonition to ‘support local’. I would love to see local sports featured in our local newspaper. Articles about the NHL, NBA and NFL are stories I can read online or in any other newspaper (or on the second page of The News). Stories about our ...

One thing a president must have is honor

When Trump did not pay for work done for him, he lost his honor. Without honor, he could not run for any office. He was a crook and should have been ruled out. The one thing a President must have is honor. KENNETH L. OKE Alpena

An example of the pot calling the kettle black

If there was ever a finer definition of the saying, ‘The Pot Calling The Kettle Black’ was in the front page bottom headline AP story on Friday Jan. 7 ‘Biden warns of U.S. peril from Trump’s ‘dagger’ at Democracy? Many observers in politics are saying “that Biden doesn’t ...

How can voters trust media, government?

Your Jan. 8 column by Marc A. Thiessen was an excellent piece on how the media squandered Americans’ trust. The Jan. 6 2021 U.S. Capitol Protest was caused by a witch’s brew stirred up by the Liberal Left Media, Hilary Clinton, the DNC, and FBI, during the Trump administration. This brew ...