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President failed in pulling out of Iraq, Afghanistan

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanistan. more »»

Turns out Jeep was just what the Army needed

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Flint crisis parallels PBB 50 years ago

February 1, 2016 Check out this quote. "I have a very real concern about the fact that information appears to have been suppressed from you as well as from the public on this matter." Or this one. more »»

More great news for ACC

January 30, 2016 Congratulations to Alpena Community College, as it has been selected as one of only 150 community colleges in the country to be eligible for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College... more »»

ARMC encourages wearing red for women, heart disease

January 30, 2016 National Wear Red Day, which is held on the first Friday in February every year, is a day everyone is encouraged to wear red to support women in the fight against heart disease, the number one... more »»

New bill would help in times of emergency

January 29, 2016 Imagine being a parent who is waiting for your child to return from college for Christmas break, or waiting on your spouse who traveled out of town on business. more »»

Economy needs better tax policy

January 27, 2016 Alan Blinder, a professor of economics at Princeton, said recently he thought the worldwide economic slowdown wouldn’t affect the American economy to any great extent. He and I disagre. more »»

Train’s whistle is music to the ears

January 26, 2016 Consider a train’s whistle; I have, but then I’ve been listening to it for a lot of years. It starts across the river at the Johnson Street crossin. more »»

Congress should prevent expansion of Pell Grant program

January 24, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Not easy right now for Pure Michigan

January 24, 2016 The following is a fictitious memo but in reality it may be closer to the truth then you think. more »»

Kudos to Stutzman, Performance Locker

January 23, 2016 Hats off to Casey Stutzman, owner of Performance Locker, and his employees for stepping up to take over running the annual Fourth of July parade in Alpena. more »»

Flights out of Alpena simply cost too much

January 23, 2016 A heads up to the airport on why people are not flying out of Alpena. it is too darn expensiv. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

January 23, 2016 Reynolds Field Q. Several readers in a discussion asked, "Who was the Huron Shores Reynolds Field named after?"? A . The Reynolds Field was named after Gen Reynold. more »»

Schultz’s comments also lacking credibility

January 23, 2016 I'd like to make a couple of comments concerning Connie Schultz's commentary “A president cries and the NRA trembles. more »»

Stories of transformation: From sick boy to Superman

January 23, 2016 If you knew that starting a fitness routine, and sticking with it, could change your entire life and radically improve your future, would you be inspired lace up your shoes and make a plan? I hope... more »»

Alpena’s rates aren’t close to competitve

January 23, 2016 The county wonders why passenger numbers are down at the Alpena airport. Let me suggest one explanation. My wife flew two weeks ago from Traverse City to Chicago (through Detroit). more »»

Legislative actions need more press coverage

January 23, 2016 The Saturday, Jan. 9, The Alpena News reprinted a lengthy editorial in the Other Voices column titled, "Tell Snyder to veto majority's election 'reforms. more »»

Iranian officials still can’t be trusted

January 22, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Citing drivers in inclement weather

January 21, 2016 A reader asked the following question about citations issued during traffic crashes in inclement weather, “Why are drivers cited in traffic accidents caused by inclement weather?” What is an... more »»

Obamacare still causing headaches for Americans

January 21, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»



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