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Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires
August 26, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires
Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship.

King files Whistleblower lawsuit against County & Sheriff
August 23, 2019 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on King files Whistleblower lawsuit against County & Sheriff
King files Whistleblower lawsuit against County & Sheriff

Former Alpena County Undersheriff Terry King has filed a civil lawsuit against his previous employer and boss approximately one month after he was given an ultimatum to resign or be fired.

Local jobless rates higher in July
August 23, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Local jobless rates higher in July
Local jobless rates higher in July

July unemployment rates were up seasonally in all of Michigan’s 17 regional labor markets, and most rates were also higher than one year ago.

County budget on track
August 23, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on County budget on track
County budget on track

Alpena County’s general fund budget is holding steady through the first seven months of the year, with no red flags on the horizon.

Council approves art group rehab of stone by yacht club
August 23, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Council approves art group rehab of stone by yacht club
Council approves art group rehab of stone by yacht club

The Alpena Municipal Council this week, gave the Thunder Bay Arts Council permission to rehabilitate a stone sculpture of sorts, that stands next to a large anchor near the Alpena Yacht Club.

School bus safety
August 23, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on School bus safety
School bus safety

The Michigan State Police is encouraging parents to speak with their children about bus safety before they head out for the first day of classes following summer vacation.

Stamas: State has millions in unclaimed property
August 23, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Stamas: State has millions in unclaimed property
Stamas: State has millions in unclaimed property

The state of Michigan has tens of millions of dollars’ in lost or forgotten assets waiting to be returned to its rightful owners.

Census reveals healthy Kirtland’s warbler population
August 23, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Census reveals healthy Kirtland’s warbler population
Census reveals healthy Kirtland’s warbler population

A new count of the Kirtland’s warbler confirms the population of the once nearly extinct bird is healthy.

MSP post responds to 76 complaints
August 23, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on MSP post responds to 76 complaints
MSP post responds to 76 complaints

The Michigan State Police Alpena Post handled 76 calls for service last week.

Fans choose sides in the ‘Chicken Sandwich War’ of our time
August 23, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Fans choose sides in the ‘Chicken Sandwich War’ of our time
Fans choose sides in the ‘Chicken Sandwich War’ of our time

A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn’t at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry.

Former Bingham school may be converted to senior apartments
August 22, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Former Bingham school may be converted to senior apartments
Former Bingham school may be converted to senior apartments

A former school building in Alpena may be converted into senior housing.

Read by Grade Three law takes effect this year
August 22, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Read by Grade Three law takes effect this year
Read by Grade Three law takes effect this year

A new law takes effect during the upcoming school year that will impact some families who have children entering the third grade.