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Washington shares in blame for what happened in Flint

October 24, 2016 Federal officials have worked hard to portray themselves as the cavalry riding to the rescue of residents of Flint. It turns out they were walking, and slowly, at that. more »»

Some takeaways from the final debate

October 24, 2016 What was that old song, "Little Things Mean a Lot”? Ask Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton about that. The little thing that Mr. more »»

Another stellar class inducted into AHS Hall of Fame

October 22, 2016 We appreciate what Alpena High School has been doing for several years now in recognizing outstanding alumni in its Hall of Fame. more »»

Commissioners make the right call

October 22, 2016 There was the right way and the wrong way. There was the easy way and the hard way. more »»

It’s definitely time for a third political party

October 22, 2016 A few years ago, I jokingly suggested what we need in America is a third major political party called "The Rest of Us. more »»

An autumn art show

October 22, 2016 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. more »»

Elk a successful story for DNR

October 21, 2016 The reintroduction of elk to Michigan in 1918 remains one of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ greatest success stories. more »»

The law on uncased rifle or shotgun in a vehicle

October 20, 2016 A citizen asked if a person who has a concealed pistol license is able to transport and uncased rifle or shotgun in their vehicle. more »»

Let’s check on home sales to make sure we don’t see another bubble burst

October 20, 2016 Let us hold the applause over news this week about the housing market until we are certain it is good news. It may not be. more »»

Clinton email scandal continues to reveal more wrongdoing

October 19, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s primary defense against allegations of wrongdoing raised by the recent release of emails involving her and Democrat Party officials has been to note there is no way to determine... more »»

A historic and important patch in the wall

October 18, 2016 Have you experienced moments that in their passing were little noted only to later discover a significance you hadn’t initially perceived? I expect you have. more »»

Much needs to be done in Mosul offensive

October 18, 2016 Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting under way. Good. It is about time. more »»

Clinton’s campaign emails on Catholics is deplorable

October 17, 2016 Clearly, some in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president believe the religious faith of some Americans — Roman Catholics — qualifies them for inclusion in what the candidate referred to as the... more »»

Help Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

October 15, 2016 We now are less than a month away from the start of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle fundraising campaign and volunteers are being sought to help ring the bells. more »»

Chatting with state GOP party chair

October 15, 2016 Wednesday Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel stopped by the office for a visit. more »»

What is Trump’s legacy if he loses?

October 15, 2016 Depending upon which poll you think is most accurate, Donald Trump either will be or won't be the next president of the United States (I know, way to go out on a limb). more »»

The teen son’s driving test

October 15, 2016 Henry is taking his driving test. I am in the back seat because for some reason they make a parent come along these days, and I lost the coin flip with the lovely yet formidable Marci. more »»

USS Detroit a testament to Levin

October 14, 2016 A new ship will join the U.S. Navy’s arsenal later this month — the USS Detroit. more »»

A change of perspective

October 13, 2016 When I first got involved in the Michigan College Access Network I was given a book. I don’t remember the title but one concept really stands out to me from the book. more »»

Clinton camp didn’t take email scandal seriously

October 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s advisers apparently thought her husband’s ability to escape repercussions for his misdeeeds — one nickname for him was “Slick Willy” — had rubbed off on her. more »»

Playing the name game: Who is worse?

October 12, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump most certainly deserves the criticism he is receiving for crude, demeaning comments about women. more »»



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Kat V finding renewed life

August 29, 2016 Progress, though it can crawl along at the proverbial snail's pace, often proves worth it in the end. more »

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