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Editorials

Taking in-depth look at new Democratic vendetta

We are witnesses to an abuse of power by government that represents a test of our democracy. Anyone who fails to rally to the cause of the Americans victimized in this case should be discredited. Though I have not been shy about criticizing President Donald Trump when I think he deserves it, ...

Another season of the boys of summer is here

Baseball numbers aren’t difficult. But be precise: As players say after a close play, “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” And don’t be discouraged if some questions stump you. As Phillies manager Danny Ozark said in 1976, “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.” Now, ...

Missouri voters consider body camera ordinance

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police have had body cameras since shortly after the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white officer on the force. But 2¢ years later, concerns persist about how they’re being used and what happens to the footage. On Tuesday, the ...

Innocent Victims

Harrison County has a problem. Authorities there have seen a dramatic increase in the number of children who are under the care of the county Department of Job and Family Services. Director Scott Blackburn attributes the rise mainly to a single factor - illegal drug use, specifically opioid ...

The Republican party failure on Obamacare

There’s stumbling out of the gate, and then there’s what Republicans just did on health care. They came up with a substantively indefensible bill, put it on an absurd fast track to passage, didn’t seriously try to sell it to the public, fumbled their internal negotiations over changes ...

Help save CDBG

A vital source of federal funding for the parts of our region that need it most is on the chopping block as part of the president's proposed budget. Many of our federal, state and local government leaders expressed opposition to the proposal, and local residents should consider doing the ...