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Parents can reduce teen alcohol use

March 12, 2015 Over 80 percent of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision to drink or not drink. more »»

Killer Whales say ‘Thanks’

March 12, 2015 To the editor: The Copper Country Killer Whales would like to thank everyone involved in our most recent swim meet for contributing to its success. more »»

Ferguson is not an exception

March 11, 2015 By now, it should come as news to no one that Ferguson, Missouri, has a lousy excuse for a police departmen. more »»

Job openings reach 14-year high

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs in 14 years in January, and more workers quit — both signs of a steadily strengthening job market. Job openings rose 2. more »»

Jury in Boston bombing trial sees photos of writing in boat

March 11, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday saw photographs of a blood-stained, hand-scrawled note speckled with bullet holes inside the boat he was... more »»

Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil

March 11, 2015 DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on Tuesday allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State group for President Bashar Assad’s government. more »»

Officials say bombings across Afghanistan kill at least 13

March 11, 2015 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of bombings across Afghanistan, including one targeting a police checkpoint in the country’s south, killed at least 13 people Tuesday, authorities said. more »»

34 killed in explosion at market in Nigeria

March 11, 2015 BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — At least 34 persons were killed by a teenage girl suicide bomber on Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, said witnesses. more »»

In grief, Tamir Rice’s mother stands alone

March 10, 2015 Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at March 3’s news conference, she still seems so alon. more »»

Selma plus 50

March 10, 2015 I liked the movie “Selma,” though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced “hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a... more »»

Email scandal won’t doom Hillary

March 9, 2015 Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie “Aliens,” to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. more »»

Why Rubio is strongest possible nominee

March 9, 2015 It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are blessed with a talented crowd of potential candidates this cycle. Fin. more »»

GOP meltdown bodes ill for 2016

March 6, 2015 I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public’s perception that they’re incapable of governin. more »»

America needs the New Hampshire primary

March 6, 2015 An incorrect statement left uncorrected leads often to deception, disillusion and dishonesty. more »»

Random thoughts

March 5, 2015 When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Understanding preventive care

March 5, 2015 Did you know the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover certain preventive services at no cost to you? Many people who now have insurance fail to take advantage of the preventive care... more »»

Boehner on the hot seat

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — One of this city’s current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. more »»

No sense of decency

March 4, 2015 Amazing. Just … amazing. Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. more »»

A racial slur and second chances

March 3, 2015 Let’s start at the beginning. A very good place to start. more »»

Bibi at the barricade

March 3, 2015 The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March... more »»



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