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Chloe Kim, American ... In an article the other day, after she won a gold medal, a reporter waxed lyrical about Chloe Kim. The author went to some pains to point out that Miss Kim is Korean- American. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Tips Are for Servers, Not CEOs. ... When we give someone a tip, we expect the money will go to the workers who provided us with service. (See Page 8, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
President’s Budget Eliminates Rural Programs ... America stands to suffer as a result of President Trump's 2019 budget, released on Feb. 12. The president has proposed again to eliminate or shrink many programs that serve rural America. (See Page 8, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Antisocial Media ... A few years ago, I wrote about the effects of digital fatigue and how newspapers and the power of print were poised for a revival. Sadly, not much has changed. (See Page 8, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
North Korea and the Berlin Olympics ... In his wonderful "Boys in the Boat," D. J. Brown tells the story of the crew team from the University of Washington who, in 1936, journeyed to Berlin and won the gold medal for the USA. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Letter to the Editor: York County Naming Park Building for Dr. Martin Luterh King Jr. ... As we mark another Black History Month in the archives for posterity, I want to share with the citizens of Hampton Roads a great historic moment in York County which took place on Feb. 09 as we approach the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (See Page 8, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
America Dumps Its Fracking Waste in My Ohio Town ... My southeastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store. (See Page 8, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Beginning Farmers Benefit From Program ... Interest in farming is strong. We hear from beginners, as well as retiring farmers and ranchers, each day who are looking for opportunities and searching for solutions to farm transition. (See Page 8, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Doom? Maybe Not ... We’re doomed, if you listen to some folks. They may be right. There certainly are things going on that give you pause. But perhaps they’re missinterpreting a few things. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe ... We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii scrambling around, looking for a place to hide from a nuclear bomb, will do that to you. (See Page 10, February 8, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Colleges Are Screwing Both Teachers and Students ... On Friday, January 26, I was in a good mood. I was about to start teaching for the spring semester on Monday. I had set everything up online, and my syllabus was ready. (See Page 10, February 8, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Speak Up Through Advocacy ... State and national policy directly impact how we live. With state legislative sessions in full swing, how can you help guide your representatives' policy decisions? Speak up through advocacy. (See Page 10, February 8, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Battle Over More Than Just a Galaxy ... The Last Jedi is a great film if you need to hear and see a fight for the Resistance on the screen. It’s also one of my favorite movies in the franchise. (Come at me, Star Wars fans.) The whole Star Wars franchise rests on the age-old question: When evil rises, how will good rise to meet it? (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
What People Don’t Know About Genetic Testing Can Hurt Them ... This year, over 200,000 Americans will order genetic tests to see if they're at risk for more than 2,000 hereditary diseases, including cancer. (See Page 8, February 1, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Davos Economic Forum and School Redistricting ... One constant issue here in the Tidewater is ‘school redistricting.’ Everyone is very conscious of which school district they are moving into, wanting the best for their kids. (See Page 8, February 1, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Rigged Game Only Amazon Will Win ... In September, the giant retail monopolist Amazon announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America. Where’s that? (See Page 8, February 1, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Continuing Irresolution ... What really happened last week is this: Congress didn’t fail to pass a Continuing Resolution, Congress failed to pass a budget. The federal government's fiscal year begins on October 1st. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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