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Addressing the mess you’ve gotten into

February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Life can be messy. There is no count of how many hours of sleep we lose because of messes we get in. Do you find yourself in a mess often? Are you in a messy situation right now? Maybe you’re just one choice, one word, one act away from creating a new mess. Each of [&hellip...

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‘Media literacy’ editorial nonsense

February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The recent selection for your guest editorial (published Feb. 20) entitled “Media Literacy in Face of Fake News” certainly has an enticing headline, but alas, as one reads further into the article looking for real substance, all you end up with was more...

Council, mayor should risk their own money

February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Hurray for Fred Moran (letter published Feb. 14) for pointing out that the City Council only consulted one architectural firm about the new aquatic center, when for “all” public works projects, “competitive” surveys and bids are required. The council...

Will be dead and buried before the change hits

February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I was sitting here thinking and that’s pretty fab. I think I’ll rhyme something to poke fun and jab. Global warming is out and replaced with a phrase so that politicians will smile and stand up and praise. Now with any slight change they’ll blame it on...

Reality is obvious but free not to believe

February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mr. William Dawe’s letter to the editor on Feb. 22 contains all the usual stuff from right-wing sources. He writes very well, and it sounds good, but is inaccurate. Ninety-seven percent of scientists from all over the world have the information that shows...

Push to ban prescription drug ads is justified

February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The woman has heart failure. The ad on TV for a prescription drug shows her hugging her grandkids. Her face shows relief and joy. The ad for the prescription tugs at the heart strings and makes it clear that this woman is only living because of the wonder...

Hope is built on righteousness before God

February 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What’s your confidence in standing before God? One day you will stand before a holy God. Each one of us will give an account, “for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” and “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes...

The importance of birthdays and longevity

February 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

“Time and tide wait for no man,” is a saying that came to mind this week. As modern specimens of humanity, we now measure time in the smallest of increments and have a plethora of devices, which constantly keep us informed so that we dare not miss an...

Pope has faith in YouTube

February 23, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Out of all the groundbreaking actions Pope Francis had taken in 2016, perhaps his greatest occurred on May 31. On that fateful day, Pope Francis met with 11 You-Tubers from all around the world, answering questions ranging from immigration all the way to...

Women behind bars

February 23, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Here’s a shocking statistic: Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women in the United States increased by more than 700 percent, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 215,332 in 2014, according to The Sentencing Project, a Washington,...