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“Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drive kicks off in Alpena today
July 1, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on “Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drive kicks off in Alpena today
“Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drive kicks off in Alpena today

Some families in northeast Michigan will struggle to purchase necessary school supplies for their children before they return to school in August or September.

Record number of Michiganders to travel over 4th of July holiday
July 1, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Record number of Michiganders to travel over 4th of July holiday
Record number of Michiganders to travel over 4th of July holiday

A record number of Americans will hit the roads and the skies this 4th of July holiday weekend.

June: Despite recent warm-up, another cool & rainy month
July 1, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on June: Despite recent warm-up, another cool & rainy month
June: Despite recent warm-up, another cool & rainy month

Despite a recent warm-up that started about one week ago, June was another cool and rainy month, much like the rest of spring and early summer.

City residents can pay taxes in-person, online & over the phone
July 1, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on City residents can pay taxes in-person, online & over the phone
City residents can pay taxes in-person, online & over the phone

The City of Alpena is reminding residents they can pay their property taxes from the convenience of their home.

Police stepping up Michigan patrols around holiday
July 1, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Police stepping up Michigan patrols around holiday
Police stepping up Michigan patrols around holiday

Michigan law enforcement officials say they are stepping up traffic enforcement in an effort to curb impaired driving during a two-week period that includes Independence Day.

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow

A former Michigan governor who’s been criticized for his administration’s role in the Flint water crisis is headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government.

On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates
July 1, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates
On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

The sprawling Democratic primary field is poised to shrink, with more than half of the two dozen candidates facing danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to appear in September and October’s debates.

Teens commit armed robbery at Thompson Park
June 28, 2019 – 5:23 pm | Comments Off on Teens commit armed robbery at Thompson Park
Teens commit armed robbery at Thompson Park

Two teenage boys are in custody for committing an armed robbery at Thompson Park in Alpena.

King responds to Sheriff’s investigations
June 28, 2019 – 12:06 pm | Comments Off on King responds to Sheriff’s investigations
King responds to Sheriff’s investigations

Former Alpena County Undersheriff Terry King has released a letter responding to various investigations that led to his separation.

Plaza Pool lives to see another day
June 28, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Plaza Pool lives to see another day
Plaza Pool lives to see another day

It appears Plaza Pool will remain open this summer, although that decision has not been finalized.
Alpena County Commissioners are concerned with the amount of money the pool continues to lose each year, and have discussed …

Alcona Schools invests in student learning through land purchase
June 28, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Alcona Schools invests in student learning through land purchase
Alcona Schools invests in student learning through land purchase

Alcona Community Schools is investing in the future of kid’s education with the recent purchase of a 43-acre parcel of land that students will have a significant part in helping to develop.

NE MI continues leading state with largest jobless rate declines
June 28, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on NE MI continues leading state with largest jobless rate declines
NE MI continues leading state with largest jobless rate declines

Northeast Michigan is once again leading the state with the largest unemployment rate declines of all 17 regional labor markets.
According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in May …