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Summertime escapade in Harrisville

July 26, 2016 Do you need to get away — soon? Have you been navigating your vessel through a storm using a budget that has flipped it upside down? You see no sign of it’s righting. You have no life raft. more »»

Obama, Clinton shouldn’t criticize Trump’s comments

July 26, 2016 President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other... more »»

Keep fighting IS, but don’t forget other terrorists

July 25, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Opponents nail gov on DEQ director

July 25, 2016 The Snyder administration continues to be the gift that keeps giving as it has serves up one juicy political issue after another that Democrats have gleefully used to whack away at the beleaguered... more »»

Be prepared before voting

July 23, 2016 In a little over a week — Aug. 2 — registered voters across Michigan will have the opportunity to participate in the state’s primary election. more »»

Drone test important for Alpena

July 23, 2016 At the end of this year when you reflect back on all that 2016 afforded, remember Thursday, July 21. more »»

Snyder needs to stop withholding funding

July 23, 2016 When I was a little kid, my mom would say "Don't take things that don't belong to you." And if I did anyway she would say "Give it back this instant, young man. more »»

Distracted driving

July 23, 2016 Have you ever observed people drive with their pets on their laps or eating a complete meal while behind the wheel? What about people who drive while their arm is in a sling or while using a cell... more »»

Stamas’ tour will help pay dividends for NE Michigan

July 22, 2016 State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, took time this month to sing the praises of his district. more »»

Killing cops warrants severe punishment

July 21, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Fishing is vital to Alpena’s tourism

July 19, 2016 When I came into this position nearly four years ago we quickly went to work positioning our community as the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. more »»

Law enforcement deserves respect, not be targets

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

At last, someone willing to go on the record about something

July 19, 2016 Years ago correspondents in this town had easy access to all the players in this administration or that. You simply picked up the phone and called them. more »»

Stopping terrorist attacks — we must try

July 18, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

It’s a revolving door at the office

July 16, 2016 It’s time. Like a groundhog to Punxsutawney, Pa. or a buzzard to Hinckley, Ohio one can almost set their clock to the date and time it will occur. Some are seasoned while others, green as grass. more »»

New CPR units will save lives

July 16, 2016 Alpena safety officials are on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to saving lives, at least when it comes to new Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation units. more »»

Time for healing in Rogers City

July 15, 2016 We don’t know whether former Rogers City wrestling Coach Patrick Lamb deserved being terminated or not, but we know that decision has left a lot of people in the community hurting. more »»

More regulations on health for babies

July 14, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its energetic pursuit of air quality and its apathy regarding municipal water quality — in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Critical issues facing Americans: Police last line of defense

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explained. more »»

Encryption technologies and government protection

July 12, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»



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