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Letters to the Editor

The News needs a different source than the AP

Regarding the article ‘Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies and lies’ in the Alpena News dated 2/27/21, an observation. The article claims that ‘the AP, working with an artificial intelligence community helped build a classification algorithm that matched officials to ...

Why won’t President Biden talk about China?

“The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth. That is the burden, and the duty, of leadership”, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, quoted by the Alpena News editor on Jan. 9, 2021. When do you think the truth of what China is doing to it’s Ueighur ...

COVID isn’t over yet, so be considerate

I was at Walmart recently. It was as if COVID never happened by the number of people present in the store. When I shop, I try my very best to avoid other shoppers, even though I’m masked and have had my first COVID immunization. But the other day was scary. So many people not even masked. ...

U.S. headed in wrong direction under Biden

I wonder if the people who voted for Biden have noticed that our country is going to “hell in a hand basket?“ If you haven’t , here a few things you should know: 1. He immediately reversed most of President Trump’s accomplishments. 2. He shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, ...

Can’t understand the disrespect for our flag

I cannot understand how the media ignores blatant disrespect of our country’s flag. Federal law is being broken and the symbol of all Americans’ freedoms is being defaced all across our country, including at rallies, in communities, and during the recent Jan. 6 violent event. The U.S. ...

Thank you to Hawley for U.S. flag donation

This letter is a heartfelt “thank you” to Brandon Hawley for donating a new oversized American flag to fly over Alpena’s small boat harbor. It’s grand to see the 30-feet tall, 50-feet wide flag at the end of Chisholm Street where it meets Lake Huron. I was concerned, however, that ...

Congress must pass For the People Act

The first 100 days of Biden’s presidency are under way and I’m hoping that he and Congress will make reforming our democracy a top priority. The best way to do that is by passing the For the People Act. The For the People Act is a bold piece of legislation that would strengthen our ...

Democrats are trying to divide our country

Here is some more of the Democratic theory to divide the country. They are now trying to divide the Armed Forces. They do this with their lies and made-up allegations. To Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Bernie Sanders: When did you serve our country in the military? You are a disgrace to the men ...

Leave things as they are at Miller, 2nd Ave

Regarding the stop sign at Miller and 2nd Avenue: Best to leave things the way they are. Stop signs will not slow traffic on 2nd Avenue, which is the problem. The motorists on 2nd Avenue are traveling way too fast and (make) improper left hand turns. Miller Street has about four times the ...

News’ incomplete story less than informative

It seems The Alpena News is becoming a Cubist painting, and not in a good way. Example: we learn on Feb. 16 that a man named Steven Donajkowski, a former Trustee of Alpena Public Schools Board of Education, had been censured by the BOE “because of sexualized comments he posted to Facebook ...

The radio voice of a generation goes silent

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 we learned of the passing of Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio icon. Rush was controversial to be sure, but for those of us who have been around for a while, that familiar voice on the radio was the background to many decades of our lives. When we traveled, he was on the ...

Alpena Christians, please be encouraged

The Day of Purim starts this year on the evening of Feb. 25 and is to be remembered and celebrated worldwide by Christians, according to the Bible Book of Esther, Chapter 9, Verse 28. This history has been verified as true by historians such as Herodotus at approximately 458 BC and is recorded ...

Wondering if we can we all just get along

No we can not! Republicans think Democrats are people with bad ideas, but Democrats think Republicans are bad people with ideas. If you disagree with a Democrat, you are racist, facist or wait for it, a Nazi. We as Americans used to have common ground, but in the age of social media and cancel ...

On a disgruntled neighbor and the post office

Item No. 1—On Monday (Feb. 8) I received a letter, dated Feb. 5, 2021. It was sent to “Resident” at our address. It addressed me as “neighbor.” It was signed “One Of Your Irritated Neighbors.” This person doesn’t know my name and didn’t sign hers/his. We have lived here for 20 ...

President Biden is already creating havoc

I thought Mardi Gras was in New Orleans. The News lately appears like they moved it to Washington. The useless impeachment hearings are just another diversion to keep people’s minds off the Southern border. The News said recently that the Border Patrol was forced to let the immigrants in ...

One person really can make a big difference

One person can make a difference, FDR was elected for four terms and took us from poverty to win WWII and George C. Marshall built up our military and factories, from zero. After the war, G. Mennon Williams was the only Democrat elected and he built the Mackinac Bridge and served six terms as ...

It’s time to defund U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman

This letter is to all the individuals and corporations who have contributed to Jack Bergman for Congress. Congressman Bergman promoted a dangerous and false narrative that the 2020 Presidential election was somehow fraudulent. Even after losing 60-plus lawsuits and 50 states certifying their ...

Thankful to Trump for Operation Warp Speed

All summer the Democrats and the media (one in the same) were saying it takes 3-5 years to develop a vaccine. When Trump said we may have a vaccine before the end of the year, they all said it was just more “Trump Lies!” They would push the line that we must “Follow the science. ...

We are who we elect, so please vote wisely

How well is Alpena County progressing, when an elected School Board member logs onto a Facebook page promoting the betterment of Alpena, and references the Vice President of the United States by saying, “You don’t know who or what has been inside her?” Vice President Harris, is an ...

Progress being made, but patience will help

The COVID-19 vaccines are Michigan’s best hope for ending the pandemic. District Health Department #4 has administered almost 5,200 first and second doses and the state of Michigan recently passed the 1 million vaccines distributed mark! Progress is being made, although often not as fast as ...