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Opinion: An organized community

Beheadings. Blood in the streets. Riots. Governments out of control. With the daily updates from news gathers here at home and globally, we are steeped our inhumanity to one another. Our President, commenting on...

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Opinion: Too soon, candy lobbyists

So there I was, wheeling my cart merrily through the grocery store, whistling while I went on a search for enchilada sauce, when I rounded a turn at the end of an aisle and...

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Opinion: Ferguson: Wrong on many levels

The unfortunate, multi-faceted sadness that is Ferguson, Mo., has brought so much angst and confusion in recent days. We have to believe no one wanted to see anyone killed, and we also have to...

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Opinion: Habitual behavior

Mary Ellen and I have been happy together for so long that we sometimes forget how much we annoy each other, so on the trip back home from our recent vacation, it was time...

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Opinion: Triathlon? Check

Veni, vidi, vici, people. My first triathlon is in the books, and I am extremely proud to say I finished under my goal time. More importantly, I managed to keep from vomiting throughout the 90-minute ordeal,...

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Opinion: Chaucie’s Place needs your help

Chaucie’s Place is expanding its Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children and it needs your help to reach as many students as possible. The program is a regional prevention-and-education effort that teaches elementary...

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Opinion: Police state of mind

Ostensibly because of the enormous U.S. investment in military gear during these past many years to support wars in the Middle East, many municipal police forces are flush with all matter of equipment designed...

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Opinion: Forgot back to school

For the first time in seven years, I completely spaced a back-to-school article! Under ordinary circumstances, I’d have happily spent most of July composing a witty summer-sucks and homework-rules piece that debuts just as...

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Opinion: Want vs. need

I’m usually pretty good where that want/need thing is concerned, but lately I’ve been confusing the two because of motorcycles. My rational mind tells me I want a new one. My emotional self says...