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  • EDITORIAL: Public service had it easy during COVID January 24, 2022 10:02 pm A lot of workers have endured tough times ever since COVID-19 began to cause harm to our economy and society. But one group that has been largely spared these pains is public sector workers. A series of freedom of information documents sourced by the …
  • Israel needs to make its buildings earthquake-safe - editorial January 24, 2022 9:47 pm Two small earthquakes rattled Israel between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, reminding the public of the dangers a major earthquake poses to the state. Experts have warned for years that it is only a matter of time before a major earthquake will occur …
  • Slate Editorial Staff approves the new WGA East Collective Agreement January 24, 2022 8:05 pm Slate’s editorial staff has unanimously ratified their second collective bargaining arrangement with the WGA East. The new, three-year contract will cover 56 staffers and will see the minimum salary rise to $58,000 in 2024, from the current minimum $51,000 …
  • Editorial: Fix the U.S. Senate by mimicking Colorado’s filibuster rules January 24, 2022 7:03 pm Two bills that would have brought all of America’s election systems into the 21st century died in Congress last week at the hands of what has become a 60 vote requirement to pass most legislation in the U.S. Senate. But there were glimpses of a healthy …
  • Andy Alford is The Texas Tribune’s next director of editorial recruitment, training and career development January 24, 2022 6:12 pm I am elated to announce that Andy Alford, the current managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman and one of Texas’ most respected news leaders, will join The Texas Tribune in March as director of editorial recruitment, training and career development …
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Hogan and aides need to get off Wickr January 24, 2022 4:37 pm Maryland law provides that: “All persons are entitled to have access to information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees.” Some records or  information  are exempt due to privacy or confidentiality …
  • EDITORIAL: Pagosa Springs… Santa Fe… Pagosa Springs January 24, 2022 4:04 pm The drive back to Pagosa Springs from Santa Fe, NM, late Sunday afternoon, was fairly uneventful, except for the moment when 7-year-old Simone suddenly announced that she was car-sick and promptly puked on the back seat, her shoes, and her iPad. That event …
  • Editorial: School choice gives all hope for the best outcome January 24, 2022 3:21 pm America’s land of freedom and opportunity begins at the youngest age for all of us. The environment in which we’re born can be tough to escape, but there is hope and promise for us all if we find and follow the right path. Time and again, we hear of …
  • PI Editorial: Sustaining hope sustains ourselves January 24, 2022 2:31 pm Post Independent Editorial Board It’ll soon be two years since the pandemic began, and for some of us, this most recent wave of omicron cases has felt like a slog. As cases trend downward, it’s our hope that we’ll soon be on the other side of this wave and …
  • Editorial: Oil drilling near homes is dangerous and unhealthy. California should end the practice January 24, 2022 2:16 pm Despite its reputation as a global climate leader with tough environmental standards, California has lagged when it comes to protecting its own people from the impacts of oil drilling. The state has allowed companies to extract oil essentially wherever …
  • Editorial: NYU should mandate a remote learning option January 24, 2022 1:56 pm Earlier this month, omicron positivity rates in New York City hit 500% of last winter’s peak despite wider vaccine availability, higher vaccination rates and mask compliance. While Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul have reported that cases are …
  • [Editorial] Regrettable nitpicking over Dokdo is no way to start off new year January 24, 2022 1:06 pm
  • Editorial: Food deserts demand change in thinking January 24, 2022 11:59 am New Kensington is not a desert. Not in the classic definition, at least. Nowhere in Southwestern Pennsylvania really is. In an area crisscrossed with rivers and streams, scarcity of water is seldom a problem. But food deserts are a different story. A food …
  • Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 24 January 24, 2022 11:23 am
  • Editorial: Don’t consolidate law enforcement January 24, 2022 11:12 am Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Wasn’t there talk in the Legislature, in the midst of a pandemic and a struggling economy, about consolidating government functions, anticipating leaner days ahead? Yes, and it was just …
  • Editorial: West must respond to growing Kremlin menace January 24, 2022 10:31 am It’s been six weeks since President Joe Biden’s videoconference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the crisis in Ukraine. Since then, Putin’s saber-rattling has only gotten louder. The Kremlin has been moving troops and military equipment into Belarus …
  • Editorial | You don’t need to understand NFTs to know they’re meaningless January 24, 2022 8:45 am NFTs caught fire on Twitter last year and took the internet by storm. But even though countless people have inserted their opinions about them on the internet, does anyone actually know what NFTs are? People have sold digital art, viral videos and even …
  • Editorial: Why artists need to unite January 24, 2022 6:37 am This week sees the first Malta Film Awards organised by the Malta Film Commission. To say it had a rocky baptism may be an understatement. Malta’s filmmakers were dismayed to find out that the Film Commission will spend €400,000 on this one-night jamboree, …
  • Editorial cartoons for the week of Jan. 24 January 24, 2022 6:03 am
  • EDITORIAL: Biden should shelve plans for Ex-Im Bank January 24, 2022 5:43 am Corporate welfare at its worst. Ronald Reagan famously noted that “government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” And that maxim is doubly true when the …
  • Editorial Comment: Efforts to tame inflation commendable January 24, 2022 4:50 am The Herald The continual battle against inflation has to address some underlying economic fundamentals, mainly the growth in money supply, which can be sorted out by economic reforms and the desire of the authorities for a “soft landing” that keeps growth …
  • Editorial: Govt's silence regarding trial of man accused of attempting to murder exiled blogger is deafening January 24, 2022 3:03 am A MAJOR trial is underway in London during which Pakistan has repeatedly been mentioned as the place where payment was allegedly sent to a hitman for hire. The case revolves around the defendant, a British Pakistani man Gohir Khan, whom the Crown …
  • LWV responds to editorial in The Villages Daily Sun January 23, 2022 11:55 pm To the Editor: The Sunday, Jan. 23 edition of The Villages Daily Sun ran an editorial alleging a measure placed on the 2022 ballot will limit voting rights. This statement refers to the effort to repeal “One Sumter.” The League of Women Voters would be …
  • EDITORIAL: The empire strikes back: New sedition charges illuminate DOJ's dark side January 23, 2022 10:27 pm OPINION: “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”  Those were the passive-aggressive words of Darth Vader just before he used the “dark side of the Force” to suffocate an inferior officer who dared to question his power in George Lucas’ 1977 film, “Star …
  • Editorial: Food for thought: an easy step we can all take to fight climate change January 23, 2022 10:04 pm Many ideas for how we can reduce our environmental footprint are so small that they can appear insignificant, such as bringing our own reusable bags to the grocery store, planting a tree or trying to walk or bike for some short trips instead of taking our …
  • EDITORIAL: Liberals laugh off supply chain woes January 23, 2022 9:53 pm Last week, the vaccine mandate for truckers went into effect — a policy that industry experts warned could have serious negative repercussions to our supply chain. We know inflation is rising worse than it’s done in 30 years. The year-over-year increase in …
  • [Editorial] United for neutrality January 23, 2022 9:40 pm Cho Hai-ju, the standing commissioner of the National Election Commission, was going to stay on the commission at President Moon Jae-in’s request, but left it under its staff’s collective pressure. This is an unprecedented incident. Days before his term as …
  • Editorial: MLK name fits as Sausalito-Marin City school finds new way forward January 23, 2022 7:47 pm In the Sausalito Marin City School District, the 2021-22 school year has been one of bringing communities together, committed to providing every youngster with the best possible education and school experience. When considering renaming its campuses as …
  • Utah’s energy producers should learn to follow the sun, the Editorial Board writes January 23, 2022 7:33 pm (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Wind turbines, solar panels, and hog farms north of Milford on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board   | Jan. 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. The official motto of the state of Utah is “Industry.” Which, …
  • Amid Omicron, Israel must move beyond COVID-19 Green Pass - editorial January 23, 2022 7:16 pm The voraciousness of the Omicron variant during the battle against the coronavirus pandemic has required a new way of thinking to tackle the disease. We now know that while Omicron is much more infectious than Delta, leading to a huge rise in numbers of …
  • The Liberty Times Editorial: End food ban to repair Japan ties January 23, 2022 7:05 pm During the 45th session of the Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference on Jan. 11, Japan expressed concern over Taiwan’s ban on imports of Japanese food products from five prefectures following the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant …
  • EDITORIAL: R&D cuts leave nation lagging January 23, 2022 7:05 pm Numbers might not lie, but they do not necessarily tell the whole truth. Such is the case with the Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Science and Technology Survey for 2020, released on Dec. 30. It touted that overall technological research and …
  • Editorial | One step forward on saving Watsonville’s hospital January 23, 2022 1:59 pm   State Sen. John Laird delivered on a commitment to advance legislation that would begin the process to allow the hospital to remain as the primary, and vital, health care facility for South County residents. Laird’s Senate Bill 418, co-authored by …
  • Editorial: Oklahoma governor already most powerful in state’s history | Editorial January 23, 2022 12:31 pm In the last 10 years, Oklahoma lawmakers, dominated by Republican Legislatures, have ceded more authority to the governor than at any other point, making Gov. Kevin Stitt the most powerful in the state’s history.It’s a turnabout from the state’s founding, …
  • Editorial: Truth is kids need to be safe from gun violence January 23, 2022 12:08 pm Marquis Campbell should not be dead. Campbell, 15, of Pittsburgh was shot at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in a school van where he sat, waiting to go home from Oliver Citywide Academy in Marshall-Shadeland. As a society, there is often an attempt to make sense of …
  • Editorial: Now or never for downtown Riverhead January 23, 2022 11:59 am Over the past decade, in the longstanding pursuit of a revitalized downtown Riverhead, key moments have signaled varying degrees of progress. Over multiple administrations, the town has celebrated as state and federal funds were awarded for an array …
  • Editorial: Have solid plan for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ funds January 23, 2022 11:50 am Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The century-long saga of the Hawaiian Homes Act is one of failure to deliver on a promise the federal government made to Native Hawaiians, specifically a shrinking class of …
  • The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: EWC President Suzanne Vares-Lum January 23, 2022 11:15 am Editor’s note: The Civil Beat Editorial Board and reporters on Thursday spoke with the new East-West Center president, Suzanne Vares-Lum. The center, founded in 1960 and located in Manoa, aims to promote better relations and understanding among the people …
  • NWA EDITORIAL | A taste of efforts to keep people in trouble out of jail January 23, 2022 9:08 am What’s the point? A recent warrant clinic shows promise as judicial officials weight the future of administering justice. Debate over how the judicial system of the 21st century should modify how it deals with people charged with crimes creeps along, with …
  • Editorial: Tackling the sacred cows January 23, 2022 8:49 am A police raid at a former prime minister’s house will always dominate the headlines, wherever that may happen. But the raid at the home of Joseph Muscat, a former leader who has reached cult status among Labour Party supporters, has caused a political …
  • EDITORIAL: All the president's speech January 23, 2022 8:17 am Let's start with some agreement. The president of the United States began his press conference Wednesday afternoon with a mini-SOTU. But doubtless many Americans were glad to hear it when he said the nation wouldn't go back to lockdowns and schools …
  • Editorial: China getting away with murder January 23, 2022 6:06 am Davos is a place out of “Lost Horizon,” the 1933 novel that told of a magical Shangri-La. In Switzerland, that’s Davos. But musings from a mountainous utopia is the last thing the world needs right now. As the wire services say of this past week’s virtual …
  • EDITORIAL: This must be THT Health’s last chance January 23, 2022 5:41 am school district leaders need to find their spines and do what’s right for teachers and taxpayers. THT Health, the organization that provides medical insurance for Clark County teachers and their families. has a cat-like ability to avoid all-but certain …
  • Editorial: Yemen’s people have been crushed by foreign aggression January 23, 2022 3:07 am AN airstrike in Saada, the heartland of Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement, on Friday has resulted in a horrific death toll, highlighting once again the futility of this destructive war. The strike is believed to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition …
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  • EDITORIAL: Look into Malatras’ outrageous exit package January 23, 2022 1:15 am SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras might be gone, but New York taxpayers will be paying big money for his services for years to come. The former confidant to ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo was forced to resign his $450,000 position after he came under fire for nasty …
  • EDITORIAL: Trucker ban may do more harm than good January 23, 2022 12:45 am On Saturday, the U.S. government began enforcing a new policy that Canadian truckers crossing the land border from Canada into the U.S. must show proof of vaccination. This mirrors the decision of the Trudeau government a week ago to ban U.S. truckers from …
  • Editorial: What an antisemite's fantasy says about Jewish reality January 22, 2022 10:40 pm EDITOR'S NOTE: Bret Stephens is a New york Times columnist. He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary at The Wall Street Journal in 2013 and was previously editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post. A man travels 4,800 miles from the north of England to the …
  • Editorial: On affordable housing, Charleston County must set a solid foundation January 22, 2022 9:47 pm We’ve long urged Charleston County Council to address our region’s lack of affordable housing, so on one level, we’re encouraged that council members are taking steps to do just that. But on another level, we remain concerned with their continued …
  • Editorial: Adopt McMaster's smart ideas, not his ill-placed partisan attacks January 22, 2022 9:47 pm All but a handful of the 20 or so policy and spending proposals S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster laid out in his annual State of the State address on Wednesday were smart ideas that lawmakers would do well to adjust and embrace. Before we get to those, though, we …
  • Ron DeSantis pounded by WaPo editorial board for latest attempt to 'poison democracy' January 22, 2022 7:41 pm In a scathing opinion piece on Saturday morning, the editorial board of the Washington Post trashed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his plan to create an "election police squad" that board suggests will be used to disrupt elections and scare voters …
  • Editorial: Keeping COVID-positive health care workers on duty raises concerns January 22, 2022 7:23 pm Since last spring, the number of coronavirus-related deaths among Marin residents has significantly slowed, but its recent reach to 200 serves as a sad reminder of the cost of the spread of this historic pandemic. Marin’s high vaccination rate and its …
  • Editorial: Necessary, but mandatory? January 22, 2022 7:08 pm Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca During the early days of the pandemic, officials were urging the public to wait for the vaccine, because once it came, a return to normalcy would soon follow. Indeed, the vaccine has significantly improved the situation, …
  • Government ministers must condemn extremist settler violence - editorial January 22, 2022 6:15 pm On Friday, dozens of masked men - settlers from a nearby outpost - descended a mountain in the West Bank and violently attacked a group of Palestinians and Israelis. The group of Palestinians from the village of Burin and Israeli peace activists - …
  • Sponsored Editorial Perfect drive in almost flawless new Yaris 42 minutes ago January 22, 2022 6:11 pm Published: Sat 22 Jan 2022, 5:28 PM TONY CONLON Thanks to the pandemic, it took me a while to get into the latest fourth generation Toyota Yaris, but boy, was the wait worth it. While its sporty looks, handling ability and fuel economy bowled me over, I …
  • EDITORIAL: Preparing to live with COVID-19 January 22, 2022 5:15 pm On Thursday’s second anniversary of the creation of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said that it is working toward “zero COVID,” and that precise calculation and …
  • Editorial—Omicron safety in a new semester January 22, 2022 4:22 pm According to NMU’s Safe on Campus Dashboard, Winter 2022 COVID-19 cases are already going to pass the Fall 2021 total cases, with 129 total semester cases compared to 137 cases in Fall 2021. We aren’t even two weeks in. Meanwhile, the Michigan Safe Start …
  • Editorial: Judge’s stunning admission he can’t stop PG&E’s reign of terror January 22, 2022 3:49 pm It’s been more than 11 years since a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. pipeline ruptured, unleashing a fireball in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 53 homes. The company’s felonious behavior resulted in six criminal convictions and five years’ …
  • Editorial: Eliminating gun license laws a recipe for disaster January 22, 2022 1:45 pm On Wednesday, the Indiana Senate signaled support for a bill that would eliminate gun licensing laws in Indiana, in spite of concerns from the Indiana State Police and the Fraternal Order of Police. ISP Superintendent Doug Carter said this bill would add …
  • Editorial: Judge Mariani's murder verdict dismissal in Club Erotica case is all drama January 22, 2022 12:06 pm There are things that happen in television courtrooms with regularity that don’t pop up the same way in real life. The Perry Mason moments when a lawyer gets a witness to admit she really committed the crime. Surprise evidence admitted at the last possible …
  • OPINION | NWA EDITORIAL: Crawford County resists letting the cybercriminals win January 22, 2022 11:45 am Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum cited cyber-threats, such as a recent ransomware attack right here in Arkansas, as emerging risks to the global economy. Of course, the organization didn't cite any Arkansas examples, but the worldwide …
  • Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 22 January 22, 2022 11:18 am
  • Commercial-News Editorial: Youthful voices give us hope January 22, 2022 11:14 am There are more than enough reasons for the people of Vermilion County to be anxiously wringing their hands. COVID-19 is taking an awful toll on this county and other counties like it with lower than average vaccination rates for the virus. Last year …
  • Editorial: Save your life, for free January 22, 2022 11:10 am Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! ASSOCIATED PRESS A United States government website is displayed on a computer that features a page where people can order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. Everyone loves free stuff, right …
  • Editorial: School’s out in Kakaako? January 22, 2022 11:10 am Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! COURTESY PHOTO An artist rendering of Pohukaina Elementary. As far as urban renewal goes, Kakaako has been pretty successful so far. In the neighborhood between Cooke and South streets, …
  • Editorial: Rep. Harrington’s departure Gardner court’s gain, district’s loss January 22, 2022 10:46 am An offer she couldn’t refuse. All things considered, Gov. Charlie Baker’s bid to make Groton state Rep. Sheila Harrington the next clerk magistrate of the Gardner District Court provides an exit from a public office that had become increasingly difficult …
  • EDITORIAL: Another message sent January 22, 2022 9:46 am This administration is full of them: mixed messages as far as the eye can see. Last year, President Biden sent Vice President Kamala Harris to Central America to tell people "Do not come." But most of what this administration does sends another …
  • EDITORIAL: The walk-back January 22, 2022 9:16 am For years, it seems, April Glaspie was blamed for green-lighting Iraq's invasion of Kuwait to spark the First Gulf War. She was the United States ambassador to Baghdad in the 1980s and into that war-torn year of 1990. In a meeting with Saddam Hussein, …
  • EDITORIAL: No evidence that redistricting process has been unfair January 22, 2022 7:25 am In this overheated era we’re enduring, conspiracy theories seem to flourish like grass after a springtime downpour. But sometimes the best explanation for events is the least complicated and most straightforward one. President Kennedy was killed by a lone …
  • EDITORIAL: The impressive success of the welfare reform January 22, 2022 6:21 am It’s been obvious for decades that the War on Poverty has not eradicated poverty and may even create more dependency. If 75 percent of a government program disappears yet the outcomes stay the same, that night be an indication of the program’s …
  • Editorial: Biden earns a ‘D’ – as in disaster – for first year January 22, 2022 5:26 am Rarely has a president faced more crises upon taking office than did Joe Biden, or so assiduously ignored most of them. He has earned a solid D for his first year performance, and is slipping. Biden was unconcerned when inflation emerged in the spring; he …
  • Editorial: There is little reason to doubt govt's revised growth figures January 22, 2022 3:46 am THE long-overdue rebasing of our GDP has boosted the economy’s size through improvements in the coverage area of economic activities. The calculation of national accounts to FY16 from FY06 has increased the economy’s size by almost 16.5pc to $347bn and …
  • EDITORIAL COMMENT: Zim potential in sport needs support January 22, 2022 2:59 am The Herald THIS has been a particularly bright week for Zimbabwean sport, as Zimbabweans at home and abroad had so much to discuss from hockey, football and cricket. It always feels good to see our athletes back on the field after braving what had been a …
  • EDITORIAL: Look back into Cuomo nursing home policy January 22, 2022 2:02 am “I decided when I took up this post that I wasn’t going to try and unravel what had happened to cause that massive electrical blackout under the previous power supplier. But simply look forward.” “I decided when I took up this post that I wasn’t going to …
  • Editorial: The Times’ 75 years have enriched our community in countless ways January 22, 2022 1:28 am On Jan. 26, 1947, the first issue of what was then called The Gainesville Daily Times came off the press. Today, 75 years later, the legacy started by Charles and Lessie Smithgall continues in a world that needs watchdogs and facts maybe now more than ever …
  • Editorial: Need-based college scholarships are an overdue wise investment for SC January 22, 2022 1:07 am South Carolina hasn’t traditionally worried too much about the cost of college. While neighboring North Carolina made college affordability a state priority, we focused on growing the number of higher education institutions. Things got worse after the …
  • Editorial: Three years in, and some Evers appointees remain unconfirmed January 22, 2022 12:37 am Gov. Tony Evers is seeking re-election this year. In other words, we are in the fourth year of his term. Amazingly, some of his appointees have still not been approved. Most of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees to the boards overseeing Wisconsin’s …
  • EDITORIAL: KMT’s terminology erodes trust January 22, 2022 12:26 am At a democracy forum in Taipei on Sunday last week hosted by the Taiwan Forever Association legal reform group, Transitional Justice Commission Deputy Chairman Sun Pin (孫斌) said that failure to properly implement transitional justice would lead to a …
  • Editorial: 5G’s biggest enemy? Government ineptitude. January 21, 2022 10:37 pm The FAA has had years to ready the airline industry for the advent of 5G, and idly sat on the sidelines. Then late last year, just as cellular carriers were on the cusp of an expanded 5G rollout, the FAA said, whoa, we’ve got a problem. The airwaves that …
  • Editorial: Behold a fight between two billionaires, with the Aurora mayor in the middle January 21, 2022 10:37 pm The first Black mayor of a city with a population of 180,000, a former state prosecutor and a Desert Storm veteran, he certainly looks like a viable candidate for this state’s highest office. In his video, which contains biographical details and policy …
  • Pandemic boosts local industries (Editorial) January 21, 2022 9:37 pm
  • Kanye West suggests Editorial Control Might Hold Up “Jeen-Yuhs” Release January 21, 2022 8:01 pm Kanye West suggested that the Netflix rollout for his three-part series may be delayed. Jeen-YuhsFilm in an Instagram post Friday. “I’m going to say this kindly for the last time,”Ye is the new name of the rapper. “I must get final edit and approval on …
  • The Guardian view on cricket’s dilemma: the long and short of it | Editorial January 21, 2022 6:18 pm It may be a little early to be thinking about spring, but the publication of the first-class cricket fixtures hints that it is not too far away. They have been more eagerly awaited than usual this year because the implosion of the England men’s team in the …
  • Editorial: Lessons learned from the Best Places to Work January 21, 2022 3:29 pm
  • Editorial: Ready, set … quarantine January 21, 2022 3:29 pm
  • Editorial: Newsom’s lie about California high-speed rail January 21, 2022 3:25 pm Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pitch for $4.2 billion of state funding for high-speed rail is a big lie. “Let’s get the job done. Let’s finish the Central Valley component,” Newsom said during a Bay Area visit last week to push his budget plan. “The voters set aside …
  • EDITORIAL: All That Unnecessary Misinformation January 21, 2022 2:27 pm The private, non-profit Community Development Corporation — which draws nearly all of its annual income from Archuleta County taxpayers — posted a ‘survey’ recently, asking certain community members to give their opinion about a citizen-generated ballot …
  • EDITORIAL: A Rather Unusual Courthouse Proposal, Part Two January 21, 2022 2:27 pm Read Part One As mentioned in Part One, the Archuleta Board of County Commissioners heard a rather unusual proposal on Tuesday from San Antonio residents Ronnie and Terry Urbanczyk. The BOCC has been soliciting purchase offers on the historical County …
  • Editorial | Bad timing on strike, unreasonable demands, from county employees’ union January 21, 2022 2:10 pm Here was the opening sentence in a Sentinel report this week on negotiations between Santa Cruz County government and the union representing workers: “Santa Cruz County residents who rely on government services will face delays in care beginning Jan. 25, …
  • Editorial: Bill would hinder fight against COVID January 21, 2022 2:07 pm During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Eric Holcomb called on Hoosiers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. “We know that people who are getting vaccinated and boosted overwhelmingly stay out of the hospital, stay out of the ICU and …
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Paying judges fairly January 21, 2022 1:17 pm The American Bar Association issued a report on judicial pay some years ago. In it, the ABA wrote, “high-level public servants understand that public service has its own intrinsic rewards and will never command the same salaries as the public sector. …
  • Editorial: A few asks for CT’s gubernatorial candidates January 21, 2022 12:04 pm The COVID Era simultaneously puts us through experiences we’ve never had before and makes daily life often feel like reruns.So the news Bob Stefanowski is seeking to become governor felt about as surprising as a November headline that leaves are dropping …
  • Editorial boss bows out after two decades running regional titles January 21, 2022 10:33 am An editorial boss who ran regional daily titles for more than two decades has announced his departure from the industry. Bill Martin, left, has said farewell to Reach plc after 35 years “in the news game”. Bill edited the Western Morning News between 2012 …
  • Editorial: Time to pass pot-impairment legislation January 21, 2022 10:19 am The results of Breathalyzer tests, used to measure the level of alcohol in a motorist’s blood stream, have been ruled admissible again in Massachusetts court proceedings. But for how long? And what — if any — effect does this decision have on the prospects …
  • Editorial: Take better care of isles’ beauty January 21, 2022 10:11 am Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Talk of tourism management often dissolves into a litany of “can’t.” We can’t close the state to visitors when the islands get too crowded. We can’t keep airlines from selling more …
  • Editorial: Throwing half of Scott County to Chattanooga and the other half to Nashville is dirty politics January 21, 2022 9:36 am There’s an old joke that goes something like this: People from Oneida are smarter than people from Knoxville, and do you know why? Go to Oneida, pick out 10 people at random, ask them how to get to Knoxville, and all 10 of them can tell you. Then go to …
  • EDITORIAL: Eminent domain plan deserves a quick death January 21, 2022 7:51 am The Las Vegas City Council is threatening to use eminent domain to tear down a private homeless assistance station in order to spend taxpayer money to build a parking lot for a government-run homeless “wellness center.” The city of Las Vegas has a sorry …
  • Editorial – “Baby, it’s cold outside!” January 21, 2022 7:41 am Richard Froese “Baby, it’s cold outside!” Many people were probably singing or humming the words to that popular Christmas song over the holiday season. It was more than cold, it was bold-chilling as temperatures dropped to –30-40 C for two weeks starting …
  • Editorial | The government’s COVID-19 testing website needs to be more efficient January 21, 2022 7:39 am As we approach our third year of the pandemic and case counts surge yet again, it’s hard to believe that the federal government is still scrambling to come up with ways for people to stay safe and test for COVID-19. President Joe Biden rolled out a website …
  • EDITORIAL: City Council should take meetings on the road January 21, 2022 12:57 am The Washington County Board of Supervisors holds its regular monthly meetings in a modern complex in Fort Edward. But there was a time where once a year, the board would move the whole operation to the former county seat of Salem, where the board convened …
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