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Martin case gives concerns to improvement of national security

October 10, 2016 When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure. more »»

Kaine-Pence conduct better debate

October 10, 2016 If the polls are correct 82 percent of the voters claim the vice presidential candidates on the ticket will not be influencing their vote for presiden. more »»

DDA board listens to owners on snow removal plan

October 8, 2016 That sure got plowed over quickly. We are talking of the snow removal policy proposed by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority last month. more »»

Stupak remembered during crazy presidential race

October 7, 2016 Former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, who for many years represented the 1st Congressional seat in Michigan, had his name come up in a national publication recently. more »»

Law on school bus flashing lights

October 6, 2016 Recently, it has been brought to our attention at the Michigan State Police Alpena Post that there is not a clear understanding of how to properly stop for yellow and red flashing school bus light. more »»

Hometown bankers shouldn’t pay the price for big bankers misdeeds

October 6, 2016 Never let a good crisis go to waste. The big government crowd operates by that rule, using it as frequently as possible to expand their intrusiveness into our lives. more »»

More proof VA lets down veterans

October 5, 2016 Many troubled military veterans turn to a crisis hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It received more than 500,000 calls last year. more »»

The ringing of the bells

October 4, 2016 Poetry often causes people to move in a direction opposite to where it’s at. There are exceptions: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” for example. It can bring in a non poet from a fair distanc. more »»

Next president needs to make North Korea a priority

October 4, 2016 What next from North Korea? One week the rogue dictatorship tests new missiles. The next, it improves its nuclear arsena. more »»

More than Mylan should feel wrath of Congress

October 3, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its chief executive officer, Heather Bresch, have been easy targets for politicians seeking to gain headlines as defenders of financially hard-pressed American families. more »»

Doc throws wrench into Flint water news

October 3, 2016 In a matter of minutes the Flint water crisis mushroomed into a nationwide warning from the main researcher who has dealt with the lead-in-the-water health threat. more »»

U-M goes too far with personal pronoun policy

October 1, 2016 Where is the line between showing someone common respect and decency and political correctness gobbley-gook? Isn’t he and she still appropriate pronouns to use with people, instead of having to try... more »»

40 years and the memory still strong

October 1, 2016 Forty years have passed. It started out as a normal day for 20 men as they boarded the Air Force KC-135 at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in the Upper Peninsula. But Sep. more »»

‘Kids being kids’ isn’t the same anymore

October 1, 2016 I need a break — we all need a break — from the election, so today I'm going to write about jungle gyms, specifically the one in a black and white photo — circa 1920s or so — someone posted to... more »»

Cole’s drive made Tunnel to Towers 5K a success

September 30, 2016 Last weekend’s Tunnel to Tower inaugural 5K race in Alpena was an overwhelming success by anyone’s standards. more »»

Progress comes piece by piece

September 30, 2016 Kelly Clarkson sings a song called, “Piece by Piece. more »»

Government costs would increase under Clinton

September 29, 2016 Too many Americans do not seem to be making an important connection between themselves policies enforced by President Barack Obama and espoused by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. more »»

Work still left to be done in making streets safer

September 28, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s pledge to make America’s streets safer is nonsense, opponent Hillary Clinton has insisted. Why, the nation already is safe, she explains. more »»

IS should be brought to justice

September 27, 2016 Islamic State terrorists have been guilty of atrocities truly worthy of the history books. They need not be detailed here, other than to note their viciousness has been broad as well as deep. more »»

It’s OK to plan multiple events on same weekend

September 27, 2016 It’s happening! Remember when everyone used to be afraid to plan events on the same weekend that other events were taking place? Can’t do it on that weekend because the pee-wee soccer league starts... more »»



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