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Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

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Other Voices Fatherly advice a million times

Dec 04, 2013 4:13pm

When I was around 17, my father gave me a piece of advice.

I didn’t know it at the time — sitting there waiting for the traffic signal to change at the intersection of the Martha Mitchell...

Other Voices Privacy on full public display

Nov 13, 2013 3:13pm

Ayn Rand, the controversial darling of the rightmost extremities in modern politics, once wrote, “Civilization is the progress of a society towards privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public...

Other Voices Stalemates, not shutdowns, in state’s future?

Nov 13, 2013 3:37pm

Could there be a state government shutdown, considering the federal government shutdown was so much fun? It wouldn’t go that far, but the way state law is written could help create extended...

Other Voices Secret Service agent recalls Kennedy assassination

Nov 13, 2013 3:38pm

Most of us who lived through 1963 can tell you exactly where we were and what we were doing on Nov. 22 when we heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. That memory ranks as a...

Committee needs to cut deficit, drama

Nov 06, 2013 11:35pm

Twenty-nine members of the Senate and House met for the first time last Wednesday to try to do what Congress has been unable to do for a while — govern responsibly and undramatically on a...

When laughter met ambition

Nov 06, 2013 11:33pm

A few years ago I wrote a book chapter on the scandal surrounding silent film star, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. The research taught me many things. I learned that Arbuckle was perhaps the first real...

The cost of uncertainty: 900,000 jobs

Oct 23, 2013 6:32pm

The cost of uncertainty: 900,000 jobs

By Steve Brawner

First, an admission: Journalists like to quote studies by experts, particularly if we agree with them, because they convey...

Calling for the death of ‘newspapers are dead’ rumor

Oct 09, 2013 6:39pm

By Robert M. Williams Jr.

I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.

I know of newspapers that...

Your community, your newspaper, your life

Oct 09, 2013 7:08pm

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community...

Other Voices Few vote in school board elections — is that OK?

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

I’ve used this quote before in describing runoff elections, but it’s even more appropriate for the upcoming school elections. The poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody...

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