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Our View: Protect yourself from the air

Hazy Ben Lomond in August 2015

Surprisingly, it’s been a cooler summer than anticipated. It was very hot in June, but July was almost spring-like and August has had cool days as well,...

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Column: McKinley? Denali? The important thing is taking offense

What, so now we’re just inventing reasons to be upset? This week’s tempest in a teapot is the announcement that the Obama administration plans to...


Letters

The president's arrogant name game

Editor, In perhaps his most arrogant and frivolous act thus far, President Barack Obama apparently woke up one morning in August and decided to rename the tallest...


Letters

ISIS also believes in God and prayer

Editor, Reply to Aug. 18 letter, “We need leaders who believe in God, prayer”: The author states "This nation, the United States, was formed under God....


Letters

Why are gasoline prices still so high?

Editor, I would like to know why there is such a disparity in gas prices from city to city. On the news and in your paper I see the price of oil is below $40 a...


National Commentary

'Cadillac tax' portion of Affordable Care Act is the next target

The Affordable Care Act served dessert first, offering subsidized health coverage across the country before some of its less popular provisions were scheduled to...




National Commentary

My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since then, I have stated in numerous interviews with...


Our View

Our View: Harsh rhetoric against police is dangerous

Whether on social media, traditional media or otherwise, the increase in harsh rhetoric against law enforcement needs to be tempered. It is not only frequently...


Guest Commentary

TV viewing a common source of prison friction

I’ve been interrupted three times in the last two days by rack-ins while trying to write. A rack-in is when the lights flash and a cop yells, “Rack in,...


Letters

Is life only worth a traffic ticket?

Editor, It is with a sad heart that I express my feelings regarding the tragic accident that took the lives of Ryan and Evelyn Chambers on Sunday, August 23, 2015....


Letters

Planned Parenthood is necessary

Editor, I am a 73-year-old woman, with four children, nine grand children and a beautiful great-grandchild. In regard to Meg Sanders’ column in the Standard-...


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Column: McKinley? Denali? The important thing is taking offense

What, so now we’re just inventing reasons to be upset? This week’s tempest in a teapot is the announcement that the Obama administration plans to...


The president's arrogant name game

Editor, In perhaps his most arrogant and frivolous act thus far, President Barack Obama apparently woke up one morning in August and decided to rename the tallest...