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X-22 Adventures and American Legion Post #64 are partnering to collect donations to help victims of the recent tornadoes. more
Consumer prices jumped 6.8% in November 2021 from a year earlier — the fastest rate of increase since 1982, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data published on Dec. 10, 2021. The biggest jumps during the month were in energy, used cars and clothing. more
Henry E., age 10, of Somerville, Massachusetts asked: How did Uncle Sam become a symbol for the United States? Most Americans easily recognize Uncle Sam as a symbol of the United States or a national nickname. more
A woman walks in the early darkness of a December evening, shoulders stooped ... more
The warning signs were there. In the days leading up to the deadliest school shooting of 2021 in the U.S., 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley made a series of disturbing comments and messages — both online and in a drawing. more
It was a moment that has come back to me many times. I had gone to Starbucks in my hometown of Denver. Before going to visit my ailing mom, I thought a coffee would be nice. Once I was at the counter, the barista serving me asked, “And how are you today?” more
Can everyday people make a difference in their communities without millions of dollars? Lucy Bernholz, a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, believes that philanthropy is far more multifaceted than wealthy individuals writing checks to nonprofit organizations. more
Americans have an anger problem. People rage at each other. They are angry at public officials for shutting down parts of society. Or for the opposite reason because they aren’t doing enough to curb the virus. Democrats vent their rage at Republicans. And Republicans treat Democrats not as opponents but as enemies. more
With the Thanksgiving gatherings concluded and the leftovers long-since eaten, many of us are starting to put up decorations for the holiday season. And we’re fortunate that here in the Valley, there’s a pretty good chance the weather will be perfect while you string the lights. more
Time is fast approaching and this will be our 3rd year that the Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring our, Socks 4 Seniors, and once again we need YOU to help make this event one that will put … more
If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective as they have been. If so, it’s likely that companies will need to update their vaccines to better fight omicron. more
As far off as college is for him, I always knew a Prepaid Plan would be part of his upbringing... more
Betty Chandler Williamson shares her memories of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. more
Dupe Adeogun has dealt with the painful reality of what happens when COVID-19 patients don’t recover... more
States across the U.S. are drawing new electoral districts for the next decade in a process called redistricting. In some states, districts are drawn by the state legislature; in others, by an independent redistricting commission. more
Although bipartisanship seems to be rare in a polarized Washington, after Donald Trump was defeated for a second term as president, the coast was clear for Republicans to join Democrats in bashing both Russia and China. more
When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a website, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks? more
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a case study in why public opinion doesn’t (and shouldn’t) matter in a court of law. Everyone, White or Black, should be able to plead self-defense. Even if the public hates them. more
Tobacco kills roughly 8 million people around the world every year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization has long aimed for complete eradication of the substance, calling it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.” more
President Joe Biden ordered a release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Nov. 23, 2021, as a part of a coordinated effort with five other countries to tamp down rising fuel prices. The U.S. plans to tap 50 million barrels of crude oil in the coming months, while the other nations  — the U.K., India, Japan, Korea and China  — are said to be releasing about 11 million barrels in total. more
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