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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Regular screenings can save lives

Colorectal cancer screening – testing to look for cancer before symptoms start – can help save lives. Regular screening can find colorectal cancer early when ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

President Biden stands up for coalfield communities

President Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that will put “the full force of the federal government” behind a new commitment to a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

$15 Minimum Wage — Point-Counterpoint

Point: A $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Is a Start By Dean Baker President Biden has proposed raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Trip to civil rights museum one worth taking

As we prepare to observe the 92nd birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I find myself reflecting on a trip that taught me ... Read more

2 months ago by Jeff Moreland.

Lessons from the quarantine: Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?

By Albert Earley After Christmas I heard countless people ask, “Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?” The appropriate response is to nod your head in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Canceling student debt: Point/counterpoint

Point: Canceling student debt by presidential decree is wrong on many levels By Neal McCluskey If you lent someone money to start a business that ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

An investment worth making

Since the arrival of COVID-19, the world has become a different place. Public events have been canceled, restaurants and other businesses have seen changes to ... Read more

3 months ago by Jeff Moreland.

Proposed solutions to the current student loan conundrum raise interesting issues

President-Elect Biden and other Democrats have proposed a number of changes to the student loan program as well as funding for college tuition. Perhaps the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

What a friend we have in Jesus!

In 1844 a young Irishman, Joseph Scriven, had completed his college education and returned home to marry his sweetheart. As he was traveling to meet ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a “Thankful Pumpkin”

By BILL BAKER   As we close out October and look ahead to a new month, the traditions of the past are mixed with the ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

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