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Holcomb deserving of positive evaluation, contract extension

March 25, 2016 Good school administrators make a difference in a community. Every year at this time it seems as if we sing the praises of Alpena Public Schools Superintendent Brent Holcomb in an editoria. more »»

Unite the world in war on terror

March 24, 2016 Brutality is only part of the game plan being used so successfully by Islamic terrorist organizations. more »»

Election looks a lot like 40 years ago

March 23, 2016 In 1976, I was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Kansas City. Those were different times 40 years ago, yet in some ways they weren’t. more »»

Much still needs answered by Castro

March 23, 2016 Cuban President Raul Castro is never, ever asked embarrassing questions by those in his country’s state-run “news” media. But during a joint appearance with U.S. more »»

Trying to do the right thing

March 22, 2016 Lately I’ve been trying to do the right thing. This happens from time to time. Usually nothing comes of it but occasionally I’ll go with an inspiration. This happened recently. more »»

Authorities need to know of cells protecting terrorists

March 22, 2016 Belgian police might have captured one of the masterminds of last year’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris sooner, but for the fact he had help — lots of it. more »»

SEAL’s gun issue needs to be examined

March 21, 2016 It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEALs. more »»

Dunnings’ actions now under scrutiny

March 21, 2016 He was a pillar in the community with 19 years under his belt of locking up crooks and keeping the streets safe for residents of Ingham County. So much for that. more »»

Find the right balance with Line 5

March 19, 2016 Balance. Certainly balance is something to strive for in many assets of our lives. Sometimes though, balance is easier to achieve than others.The environment is one such example. more »»

Pettalia could impact 1st District race

March 19, 2016 State Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, announced Monday he would not be a candidate for the 1st Congressional House seat this yea. more »»

App takes transparency back to dark ages

March 19, 2016 How transparent would government be if it didn't have watchdogs? That's a simple question with what could be a scary answer — much scarier than just “not very transparent. more »»

Things I won’t complain about

March 19, 2016 Donald Trump seems to be ushering in a new era of anger in America. more »»

Good health is the best medical care of all

March 19, 2016 Just as the seasons change quickly in the spring, from snow to sunshine to rain, our health can turn without notice. My 75-year-old father fell recently. more »»

Voters have defeated the establishment

March 19, 2016 After years of pushing unwelcome candidates on an unhappy conservative base, the GOP Establishment has been soundly defeated in 2016. more »»

Brody the right person to lead Lake Michigan sanctuary proposal

March 18, 2016 When we read a story in Wednesday’s Alpena News about how the Thunder Bay experience was being used as a model in the proposal of a national marine sanctuary in Wisconsin, we felt confident that... more »»

The differences and ramifications between OWI and High BAC

March 17, 2016 The question came in this week; “What is the difference between a regular drunk driving and a High BAC drunk driving?” With the upcoming St. more »»

Obama’s decision based on politics, not environment

March 17, 2016 There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

We need to eradicate terrorists, not contain them

March 16, 2016 Residents of Ivory Coast have become the most recent victims in what amounts to a world war. On Sunday, Islamic terrorists attacked a beachfront resort in that country, killing 16 people. more »»

The need, and fun, of maintaining wooded property

March 16, 2016 “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. Poems are made by fools like me But only God can make a tree. more »»

Another case of Clinton flip-flop

March 15, 2016 During a campaign stop in Cleveland last week, Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is a bad deal. more »»



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