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  • OPINION

    Tax hikes look silly as state gets financial windfall

    George Runner on Tax Freedom Day.

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Sleep now in the fire

    In our nation’s capital, reality remains a rumor. Congress is paralyzed by party politics. At times the administration appears to be losing face, faith and friends with each new headline. Effective distraction and diversion of focus has become prioritized, lest forces operating in true control...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    What a week

    What a week for pundits. Hillary won’t talk, won’t meet, will talk and meet, but won’t say anything. Barack Obama and his folks declare that the strategy in Iraq is working even while ISIS takes over Rimadi and the leaders of Iran are the ones being able to visit Baghdad. George...

  • LETTERS

    Letters to the Editor - week of May 21

    Atwood is incorrect

  • LETTERS

    Letters to the editor - week of May 14, 2015

    If you have not visited the Golden Chain Theatre lately, you are missing out on some fabulous entertainment. Gone are the melodramas of yesterday. Instead the amazing talent that can be found in these foothills are performing at the Golden Chain.

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    And then along comes Bernie

    He has the same chance as a long-tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Getting a pass

    Back in 1967 I was astonished at the reaction to the blockbuster movie, “Bonnie and Clyde.” It amazed me to hear folks cheering for the thugs of the Barrow gang and to hear folks talk about the final shootout that killed the two bank robbers ... one would have thought that superior...

  • LETTERS

    Letters to the Editor - 5/13/15

    I have lived in the Mountain Area for 40 years. I recently read an opinion that the area needed a Walmart or Target. While convenience is nice, the selection of products in both stores have decreased over the years. Once upon a time, I could get everything I needed at Target, but no more.

  • OPINION

    Give yourself a break: the key to productivity

    I have been in a Master’s program at Fresno State and I graduate in May. The last big hurdle was taking comprehensive exams. Comps, for short, are like a final exam for all the classes I’ve taken over the past 3 years. Regular finals are tough but to dig through three years of notes...

  • OPINION

    Excessive traffic tickets: hurting the middle class again

    Currently, a ticket with a fine of $120 will cost the motorist about $627 by the time all the additional charges are added.

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