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America's depression, Robin Williams and millions more
Robin Williams made us laugh but we're not laughing now as we mourn his suicidal death. His tragic ending has placed a national spotlight on the seriousness of depression. In the midst of this hear...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appreciation for Valley View labor and delivery
To the Editor: I was recently a patient at Valley View Medical Center. I transferred to the hospital because of unexpected, severe and debilitating nerve pain during the end of my labor. For this b...
Aug 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Things I don’t quite understand
There is a simple theme to this week’s column: things I don’t understand. 1) The Affordable Care Act. The crisis in U.S. health care was that almost any family (minus Mitt Romney’s) could be financ...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restore the Senate
Something has gone terribly wrong when the American people have a less favorable impression of Congress than Brussels sprouts, root canals and used car salesmen. Most people today believe the Senat...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Understanding of the Constitution
While driving on the freeway last week I spotted a truck with the following inscription scrawled on the back window: “You will understand freedom when you know more about the Constitution than you ...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Personal integrity crucial to AG’s trial
In her best-selling novel “The Thirteenth Tale,” author Diane Setterfield has the lead character comment on human frailty. “I have written about people who don’t care for money,” the character said...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beds for shelter animals
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: Rescued dogs in our shelters are housed in kennels on concrete floors separated by chain link or brick. The floors are hard and cold. The kennels are cleaned and disinfected regularl...
Remembering Joe Thurston
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: On June 30, 2013, we lost Joe Thurston – our beloved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend – in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. We are writing this letter to express our s...
Young adults questioning possessions
by BRyan Gray
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Indeed, Mr. Dylan, the times are “a-changing.” A neighbor cites a report that at least one in five teenagers couldn’t care less about getting a driver’s license. His son is one of them. “Gee, when ...
A second look at ‘reckless burning’
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: I rarely write letters to the editor but this week when I saw Brent Hunter’s photo in the police arrest sheet I must! Here is a big hearted man that has contributed so much to societ...
What I learned from the Fourth of July
by BRyan Gray
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the Fourth of July and I am watching news footage of angry residents in a California farming community shouting ethnic slurs and attempting to stop a bus hauling immigrant children to a detent...
Primary elections: Is the Tea Party over?
by Bryan Gray
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Tea Party wasn’t on the ballot in last week’s primary election, but it turned out to be the big loser anyway. The real victor was the moderate wing of the Republican Party, the same group that ...
National News
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure....
2014-08-29 23:02:15 -0600
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made....
2014-08-29 15:03:59 -0600
BOSTON (AP) -- The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday....
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