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No doubt recent news about abortions will become a political football within days. It ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades. Read more

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When disaster strikes, any one of us is often at our most vulnerable. That very well could have been the case early Thursday morning for Lori Clouse as she dozed off, unaware that her home had caught fire. Read more

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Whether the exquisite furniture in the Blue Room at the White House is genuine antiques or department-store reproductions is nowhere near as important as, say, the war in Afghanistan. And whether the wallpaper in the Red Room is refurbished or, at high cost, replaced has no effect on the nat… Read more

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There’s been a lot of talk about criminal justice reform on the national level as 2020 presidential campaigning is underway, but this has also been a long-running issue right here in the Valley. Read more

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When we picture the grit and spirit of working class America, one of the visuals that likely comes to mind — especially for those of us in the Valley — is a farmer. Up before dawn and working tirelessly to the dark, farming is one of the backbone professions of this country. Many aspects of … Read more

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Vaping — use of electronic devices rather than burning tobacco to inhale nicotine — at one time seemed to be a good alternative to smoking. But something seems to have gone badly wrong. Read more

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Most of us can probably remember being a child and getting involved in an activity like Little League, gymnastics, 4-H or the school band. For some, it may have been a way to pass the time or something encouraged by our parents, and for others it likely began a lifelong passion. Even for tho… Read more

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Attorneys general in 49 states — including ours — may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Read more

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What happened to people in the Bahamas during the weekend is hard to swallow. For a full day and a half, Hurricane Dorian parked itself directly over Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Read more

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Sometimes when faced with the possibility of donating to a cause, hesitation may come from not being sure we can afford it or spare the money. But there's more to volunteering and helping a cause than just dollar signs. Read more

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How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Read more

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Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. Read more

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This Labor Day, we have much to remember and honor about this country’s history in “social and economic achievements of American workers,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s history of the holiday. Read more

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