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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

When the heavens came to earth


What a glorious dump! “Snowfall” doesn’t adequately describe what many of us experienced: the descent of two- to three-feet of snow in less than 24 hours. More...


Over the past four years, former Fayette County Commissioners Al Ambrosini and Vince Zapotosky have created county positions that did not exist before they took office.  They voted yes to “adjust” the pay of certain county employees More...

Standing up can improve health


DEAR DOCTOR K: Several of my colleagues have switched to standing desks. Does standing really make that much of a difference to your health?  More...

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Dying in prison for love of family

As we wrote last week (“A Slow, Lonely Death in Prison”), it is hard to understand why the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) denied 94-year-old prisoner Carlos Tapia- Ponce’s request for a compassionate release earlier this month. More...

Blood drive to honor Mt. Pleasant student

A blood drive will be conducted 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in honor of Dominic Giallonardo, a freshman suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer that primarily affects the bones of young people.  More...

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