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  • Grieff: A Trump pick who says this land is your land

    By almost every measure for the incoming Trump administration, Ryan Zinke, the president-elect’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, has the ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Tucker: Sessions likely to put own spin on 'justice for all'

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is one in a long line of reprehensible characters likely to inhabit the Trump White House. But if he is confirmed as ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Our view: Embrace the promise 2017 holds

    People have made New Year’s resolutions since ancient times.For many of us, these resolutions are ab ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Letter: Upcoming election requires public's scrutiny, diligence

    To the Editor:In two previous letters (Dec. 1 and Dec. 17), I presented questions on the future of o ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Olson: 'Important' stories not always most popular

    “Why don’t you print some good news?”People ask me that, in a sincere way, somewhat regularly. They ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Reeder: Rauner prepares for tough 2018 governor race

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is loaded for bear.We are two years out from the 2018 elections, and ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • Our view: With traffic fatalities up in 2016, be more careful driving

    “Hey, let’s be careful out there.”The late Michael Conrad, portraying Sgt. Phil Esterhaus in the 198 ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Our view: No redistricting reform among 2016's biggest disappointments

    Looking back at the election of 2016, the results brought joy to some and disappointment to others.F ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Letter: Candidates should consider community questions

    To the Editor:Recently I bought a package of prunes that had been advertised. I found when I opened ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Schrader: Year-end memories of longstanding friends

    At the end of every year, memories come flooding back as we reflect on the previous 12 months, whether they were good, bad or much the same.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Letter: Will Trump make America great or launch a coup?

    To the Editor:I voted for Hillary Clinton in the election, and when it was done, decided to pull a R ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Peifer: Parents can protect children from sex abuse

    Child sexual abuse is an unpleasant topic, but one that must be addressed with children, teenagers, parents, teachers and with anyone who works with c ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Letter: The one-room schoolhouses of yesteryear

    To the Editor:           While recuperating from a health issue, I discovered reruns of the TV serie ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Letter: Mayoral candidate welcomes calls from residents

    To the Editor:As I begin writing this, I am heartened by the decision of many area residents to run ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • Letter: Whether driving, riding or walking, be aware

    To the Editor:Although it is winter, I wanted to write this letter as a reminder to be conscientious ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 1:19 am
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