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In the last three weeks, we have asked you to support community newspapers, to vote with your heart and values, and to support the local business community by recognizing and expressing your …
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In the last two weeks, we’ve used this space to ask you to vote for local papers: to become a subscriber and to support the businesses that advertise in our pages. We asked you to vote …
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Letters to the editor
'The smell of political intrigue'

The smell of political intrigue Say what you will about them, throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have not been passive observers. They have taken up arms and routinely risked their …

my view
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Last week, you asked the other legislators why your wife’s rights weren’t considered after she fell multiple times and contracted COVID-19. It’s a fair question, but what I …
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This photograph, taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s, shows participants in the Tuskeggee study in Tuskegee, Alabama...The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, carried out in Macon County, Alabama, from 1932 to 1972, is an example of medical research gone wrong. The United States Public Health Service, in trying to learn more about syphilis and justify treatment programs for blacks, withheld adequate treatment from a group of poor black men who had the disease, causing needless pain and suffering for the men and their loved ones. In the wake of the Tuskegee Study and other studies, the federal government took a closer look at research involving human subjects and made changes to prevent the moral breaches that occurred in Tuskegee from happening again.
A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that half of Black Americans will not take a COVID-19 vaccine. Even some Black doctors and health care workers have refused the vaccine, citing safety …
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Blogs

Astrological musings for March 20 spring equinox

In astrology, the year starts around March 20, at the time of Spring Equinox when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south in the …

Love

There are many ways to think about love.  I like to know love as an inside experience.  This implies that love is innate to who I am.  This inner love bestows an affirming glow of …

Anxiety

Anxiety is hard-wired into all of us.  Since we are going to be living with this response, understanding anxiety gives us a better chance of managing its effects. Anxiety is part of the …