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The Columbian's Editorial Board recommends that Peter Van Nortwick be retained as Clark County Assessor in the Nov. 6 election. While the assessor's race is likely to garner more attention than usual... [Read More]
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Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election were mailed this week to registered voters across the state. It's a busy ballot.While Eagle County has only one contested race... [Read More]
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A schoolteacher for 25 years, DFL Rep. Julie Sandstede wasted little time in listing adequate education funding among her priorities as a state lawmaker."This is an investment that we cannot shortchange. It is the future of our students. It is the future of our state. The needs are significant,"... [Read More]
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No-excuse early voting in Minnesota means citizens don't have to have a reason for voting early or absentee. [Read More]
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Requiring that Big Pharma disclose the list prices in commercials is a welcome proposal by Health and Human Services: Our view        ... [Read More]
IT IS THAT time again. [Read More]
Cy being in tune with issues facing Washington state and by supporting policies that will help create a prosperous future for all Americans, Democrat Maria Cantwell has earned a fourth term in the Uni... [Read More]
I appreciated the Oct. 6 "Our View" article's call for civility. Our country is as divided (politically, racially, socially, etc.) as I can ever remember in my 56 years. It's... [Read More]
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A recent study jumped to conclusions about the cause of right whales' deaths. [Read More]
Today? Next week? Next month? When is the best time to get a flu shot? The answer is yesterday, but today will have to do. Or get your vaccination tomorrow... [Read More]
What if you lived in a world of misinformation and you didn't know what was real and what was fake? A bit frightening.That fright is the…... [Read More]
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On Saudi Arabia, Trump replays his role of a rogue apologist for brutal leaders who draw his favor: Our view        ... [Read More]
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As much a rarity as a Republican elected leader is in Northeastern Minnesota, Rep. Sandy Layman's case only grew stronger during her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents District 5B, which covers Cass County and a large portion of Itasca County, including Grand Rapids.Voters can support... [Read More]
A wall separates two courtrooms on the fifth floor of the Government Center in downtown Rochester. [Read More]
In order to better serve our community, the Rio Rancho Observer has always been open to constructive criticism. [Read More]
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Thumbs-up: To millions in new investment for innovation at Northern Illinois University. This week, state and university officials announced that a new 30,000-square-foot building will be constructed on the west end of campus for a new research facility. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability will feature cutting-edge laboratories, classrooms and collaborative spaces, along with a 20-acre plot for greenhouses and fields, playing on Illinois' strength as a producer of food technologies. We are pleased to see a $23 million investment of state and private funds being directed to NIU, and the areas of focus for the new program –... [Read More]
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THUMBS UP TO… renewing hostilities. It's nearly two years into the future, but color us red and white with excitement for Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, the first time the Ottawa Pirates and Streator Bulldogs will meet in varsity football competition since 2013. Streator will host what will be the 97th head-to-head meeting between the two schools, and Ottawa will host the 98th contest in 2021. The rivalry is the third-oldest in Illinois, with the first confrontation taking place in 1895. The schools were scheduled opponents every season from 1937 to 2013 until a period of uncertainty began thanks to... [Read More]
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I do not defend Central Maine Power, Emera Maine or any other electric utility. However, the Sept. 25 Portland Press Herald editorial, "Our View: Solar lawsuit aims to put Maine back on track," demonstrates a lack of knowledge and understanding that proliferates in the argument regarding net metering. The difficulty comes from terms used to distinguish between the two separate portions of residential electric bills. These terms are "supply charge" and "delivery charge." "Supply charge" is the actual amount of electricity, measured in kilowatts, that is used by a household. "Delivery charge," however, is a misnomer; a better term... [Read More]
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In the excitement and chaos surrounding a birth, risk factors and symptoms can be overlooked. [Read More]
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Today will be an important one in the City of Wilkes-Barre.That's because Mayor Tony George will present his proposed 2019 general fund budget at 10 a.m. [Read More]
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