Opinion

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big corporations to subsidize health care for working...
As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) - seriously, not just as a political gesture - alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because Obamacare...
We now mark the beginning of the second semester here at the high school. Calendars seem to move faster and faster, year after year.  Last week we were faced with some difficult situations amongst our students and staff. We had a car accident, which involved some our students; and a house fire that...
I’d like to share a few thoughts regarding Donald Trump as the new president of the United States. I want to start by saying that I could not in good conscience support either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton. Secondly, to all those saying that President Trump is not the “legitimate president”, the...
Betty Cline DeVaudruil, left, and Marge Cline Ervin, join their mother Dorothy to enjoy the yard. Behind them is the screened room where Dorothy enjoyed her antiques. (Submitted photos)
I just want to comment on the excitement surrounding the house at 823 1st Ave., now Hwy 10, in Staples that was knocked down and turned into a pile of rubble.  I drove around the block and shed some tears. I found it hard to join in the excitement of many that it was gone. You might ask why. Let me...
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme – “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” – challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the U.S....
In the wake of last year’s dramatic and surprising presidential election, there’s a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given the political earthquake we experienced in 2016, I’ll refrain from making any predictions about what this year’s political environment might be like....
Recently, there’s been a spike in the debate around the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI basically means that if you’re alive you deserve to receive enough money to keep you above the poverty line and provide for all your basic needs. The money can come from either a government or some...

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