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We’re Thinking Backwards

What oughta be obituaries are instead heroic revivals as local cops save yet another moron from a fatal fentanyl overdose with a wonder drug called…

The Comic’s Kosky

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe occupies a five-acre site in the center of Berlin. Until 1990 the area was in the No-Man’s-Land…

A Death in the Neighborhood

There was a death in my neighborhood this week. It happened on Sunday. I knew it was coming. I heard her telling some one at…

The Great Divide

Intentionally or unintentionally, Congress’ elected Democratic Party leaders have won the January 6 Hearings. No matter what testimony remains to come in the final session…

History of Health Insurance

Given current negotiations between Adventist Health and Anthem Blue Cross, I thought it might be interesting to exam how our health care system came to…

Not Working

This summer’s weather is perfect now in the Hudson Valley: warm, sunny days for primping the garden and cool nights that invite deep sleep. Zucchini…

Drought & Heat Relief Tips

Given California’s ongoing drought conditions and prospects for dry seasons to come, it’s time we took a hard look at steps average Ukiahans can take…

Lived Here

My Birth State can’t possibly drive interest -ed parties, I insisted, on walking most days Across the freeway medianed grocery store. I wrote toward whatever…

A Forgotten White Reporter

Mark Kellogg, who is now largely forgotten, was the only reporter who accompanied Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and his troops in June 1876 when they clashed with Indian warriors…

The Age of Distracti-pression

A grotesque computer-generated graphic covered the front page of the Sunday Styles section —nothing but bottles of glossy, rainbow-colored pills. It alerted readers to a…

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