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Editorials and columns

Some of us are lucky enough to take a warm meal for granted. Others not so much. Some of us take it for granted to have a regular bed to sleep in each night. Others not so much. Some of us know that, when we need a helping hand as a parent, there is someone else beside us to pick up the ...

The fruit of the tree

Editorials and columns

We built our home 35 years ago on thickly wooded hunting property we already owned. Deciding which trees to cut, with the ensuing piling and burning of brush, were all part of making our dream a reality and required a tremendous amount of time and labor. We soon realized that poison ivy, ...

Parents play a big role in test scores

Editorials and columns

News staff writer Temi Fadayomi reported earlier this week that Alpena Public Schools is working to improve standardized test scores in the district. Those scores plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic and haven’t recovered since the pandemic’s end. Particularly concerning are low ...

Where do we go from here?

Editorials and columns

Where do we go from here? That’s a fair question when the United States is going through difficult times on so many fronts. How did we let it get this far? As great as the U.S. is in basic terms of quality of life, natural resources, technology, opportunity, and infrastructure, we have ...

Nominate your favorite business for Best of the Best

Editorials and columns

It’s that time of year again. The News has launched its annual Sunrise Side’s Best of the Best contest that showcases readers’ favorite Northeast Michigan businesses. The contest begins with you, dear reader, nominating your favorite Northeast Michigan business. Nominations are open ...

Develop a relationship with yourself

Editorials and columns

“If you don’t have a relationship with yourself, all other relationships become shallow. And if your relationship with yourself is so profound and steady then you naturally develop the skill to handle any kind of relationship around you.” — Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar I use that ...