The Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 01:43:42 EDTFri, 18 Apr 2014 01:43:42 EDT Hopefully state unemployment numbers continue downward pathhttp://www.thealpenanews.com years is a long time. Putting things in perspective, six years ago Barack Obama was just being elected as president in November and one month later, the Detroit Lions set a National Football League record for finishing with a 0-16 recor.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTFletcher: The effects of minimum wagehttp://www.thealpenanews.com quick study of the effect of government setting a minimum wage is a great way to study the effect of barriers to work and artificial pricing as opposed to market equilibrium price point.Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTStutzman: When you get there, remember where you came fromhttp://www.thealpenanews.com have a little knick-knack sign in my office that reads, "When You Get There, Remember Where You Came From." It's located on a short bookcase across from my desk so it catches my eye frequentl.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTEditorial: Tax Freedom Day doesn't really help the pocketbookhttp://www.thealpenanews.com will happen this coming week. Americans will have to have their state and national tax returns filed by Tuesday.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTSpeer: Giving has generational differenceshttp://www.thealpenanews.com times in the past week the topic of understanding the dynamics behind generational differences has come up in my world. As you might recall from past columns, it is a topic of great interest to me and one I have studied a lot.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT