Charleston’s tragedy, nation’s wound

July 2, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In the wake of the murders at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, details are sinking in — and with them, the recognition that racism lives, breathes and festers, even as we dream that it is a thing of the past. A man just 21 — looking more like a schoolboy than a hard-core white supremacist [&hellip...

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A waterlogged nation fails to learn from its repeated floods

July 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In 2011, as a wall of water was surging down the Missouri River toward St. Louis, engineer Matt Hunn was keeping an eye on the rolling flood from his Corps of Engineers office in downtown St. Louis. At the time, this page was urging changes to river policy in...

Dear Editor: Stop subsidizing meat industry

June 29, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Stop subsidizing meat industry Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let’s declare our independence from the meat industry. More than 60 percent of U.S. agricultural subsidies...



June 28, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)


Hispanic leadership summit a success

June 27, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The first Hispanic Leadership Summit took place Saturday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. The committee would like to thank its 60 participants from all walks of life, particularly educators. We would also like to thank Mayor Kintigh for his...



June 27, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)

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June 26, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)

Strange world when WikiLeaks is an American patriot...

Dear Editor: 6-23-15

June 23, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

U.S. must keep Electoral College When the time for the presidential campaign/election comes, we always hear clamoring to abolish the Electoral College. The Electoral College is the mechanism put into the Constitution by the Founders to elect our President and...

‘Chasing the pitch black’ at Carlsbad Caverns

June 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

From left, Dianne Joop, NCKRI education director; Valerie Gohlke, NPS public affairs specialist; Maddy Hayden, reporter at Carlsbad Current-Argus; and Suzanna Hernandez, NCKRI advancement director. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   You could say this column...

Dear Editor: 6-21-15

June 21, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear editor, I was a judge at the recent Senior Olympics Games in Roswell and I must say the experience left me addled and exhausted, and that was only after two hours. Some very wise people many years ago concluded there is no way to compare apples and...