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Letters to the Editor

Story on recent tragedies hurt, was unneeded

I am very disappointed in The Alpena News for a recent article in the Dec. 19 edition, “2020 saw violence: Police see no trend after two murder-suicides this year.” Publishing a story like this is nothing more than a grab for readership based on events that have deeply affected local ...

Could a newspaper save our country? Maybe

A newspaper you have never heard of is currently your best chance to read painfully honest print or digital journalism. Yes, “tip of the hat” to The Alpena News for the best source for local news, but let’s face it, the editorials and national stories from the Associated Press that ...

In 2020, Joe Biden voters’ remorse, anyone?

Democratic voters, if you’re not remorseful about voting Joe Biden for president, please tell me what you’re proud of in your choice. Is it the fact that the press, social media, big finance, big business, big tech, the intelligence community, the Justice Department, unscrupulous Democratic ...

‘Biased’ mainstream media takes on Biden?

The Saturday, Dec. 12 edition of The Alpena News contained a bonus, as it had an additional comic along with the usual colored comic section. Of course I’m talking about Justin Hinkley’s commentary where he attempts to defend the kid gloves with which the mainstream press has treated the ...

If ever time for integrity, 2020 election was it

Integrity: Doing the right thing, no matter what the personal cost. This current election has tested who we are, and who our leaders are. Was this election fair and legal? Remember that elections are local. Your elected clerks have been running them for some time. The absentee voting ...

Bergman needs to apologize for election suit

If Jack Bergman truly believes the document he signed that was submitted to the Supreme Court stating that the Michigan election results are invalid, then he needs to leave his office in January, because that makes his election also invalid. If, however, he believes he was elected in ...

Those who signed election suit should resign

Recently, 126 House Republicans threw their support behind a Texas attempt to overturn the election results in four battleground states including Michigan. Among the representatives who signed on are several members from Michigan who have just won races in the very states whose elections ...

Congress should respect other house’s votes

The concluding sentence in Friday’s article, “Congress may work into weekend on virus relief” (Dec. 18, 2A), was incorrect when it stated: “The pending bill is the first significant legislative response to the pandemic since the landmark CARES Act passed virtually unanimously in ...

Now, we know who Rep. Jack Bergman really represents

If you have ever wondered who it is Jack Bergman represents, wonder no more. By signing on to the so-called lawsuit filed by the Texas attorney general to overthrow the Michigan election, he left little doubt where he stands. It’s not with Michigan voters or for free and fair elections. We ...

Time to show the world how truly great the United States is

Ever since I could vote in a presidential election I have. Up until now, my candidate was defeated. Every candidate I voted for graciously conceded because this is a democracy and the right to vote its most sacred institution. What I’m watching unfold in this country, perpetrated by ...

Your attitude would change if the virus took your loved one

I feel I must reply to Erica Shaw (Dec.12). Erica, you say the media is “scaring the crap” out of the people and it has disrupted the “fun stuff.” Really? Let me tell you about that. You’ve lost your “fun stuff” and we’ve lost a dear member of our family from COVID-19. ...

Jack Bergman should resign from Congress

Jack Bergman should resign his position. To sign on to a suit by the state of Texas to interfere in Michigan’s election is unforgivable. To continue to indulge lies and conspiracy theorists that seek to overturn the will of the people is damaging our democracy. This was a free and honest ...

Ramp building shows wonderful community

I would just like to express our gratitude to the Lions club and Habitat for Humanity for donating their time and money in order to help our family. I sent a letter just a few weeks ago asking for assistance in building a ramp for our family member, and just a few weeks later the ramp is ...

Recognition for the deep state and the media

I want to give a big applause to all the deep state players including mainstream media for how well they’re controlling and scaring the crap out of the U.S populous. With greater than a 99.6% chance of surviving COVID-19, you’ve disrupted nearly every facet of life, especially the fun ...

Lawmakers must review voting irregularities

I am a retired Alpena businessman, Korean veteran, and believer in our U.S. Constitution. Members of our Michigan Legislature must insist on an investigation of acts of fraud, proces irregularities, cheating, and intimidation during our recent election and also demand a forensic audit. If we ...

Doug Pugh’s column was not my cup of tea

If I were to write a weekly column to share my thoughts on the passing scene I would certainly exert the required mental effort to make certain that what I was writing was factually completely true and not a product of political bias and/or lack of effort to confirm the facts of the events ...

The News should try someone other than AP

Are those people in charge of Associated Press (AP) on drugs, or on a different planet? Why on earth are they persistently still trying to brainwash the public that the election went well? This is Pearl Harbor week, and if these same people that run AP were around in 1941, they would be telling ...

Alpena News chooses its sources to inform, not to please

The recent letter from Presque Isle complaining about your paper’s use of The Associated Press is something I was surprised to read. The recent social and political divide in our country is mainly the result of citizens who consume news and opinions that align with their lifestyle, ...

COVID-19 stimulus money needs to go to our small businesses

Regarding Mary O’Neill’s “Hardworking families need virus relief now”, I agree, our small businesses need relief NOW. Economic stimulus monies should be directed to them rather than families. Unemployment remains high by choice. Nearly every business throughout the five counties has a ...