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Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.Visiting Seoul, South Korea, on May 18, Kerry also emphasized that Pyongyang’s recent test of a submarine launched ballistic missile provides clear evidence of no serious interest in joining the international community of nations.

Posted May 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Over the years I have been involved with the investigation of situations where innocent hunters or fishermen have been victimized by conservation agents.Truthfully, I still think there are some top-notch conscientious enforcement agents in...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM

We are nearing the end of the time period to control Musk thistles effectively. Musk thistle is primarily a biennial or winter annual species. As a biennial, seed will germinate in the spring and plants remain as rosettes during the entire...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:07 AM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.Sometimes help is needed and sometimes others just have to step up and do unto...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

If you’re a smartphone / social media user and someone tells you that you have the attention span of a goldfish, make sure to thank them.Why? According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Silver and platinum exploded higher this week as the value of the US dollar suffered from a relentless pounding to its lowest level in four months. As our paper currency drops in value, investors look for alternatives, such as metals, that will...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Before long, kids will toss their schoolbooks and pencils in the far corners of their rooms, don their Magellan garb and embark on a summer course of outdoor exploration.For many rural children, railroads, dumps, junkyards, abandoned...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The good times seem so short don’t they? Mushrooms are there and gone overnight it seems, and the turkey season whiffs by like a cool breeze in the middle of a hot summer. And then by golly, it isn’t spring any more. You fill the...

Posted May 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Every business has to go through change and our business in the newspaper industry is no different. Technology has changed the way people get their information, and we have had to change along with it.A couple of things have remained the...

Posted May 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Caring for an infant is no easy job! If you’re a new parent, you may be learning feeding tips for the first time. If you’re parenting a second time, such as a grandparent caring for a grandchild, chances are some guidelines have...

Posted May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Legal battles over when and where to draw the church-state line on school endorsement of religion can be a nightmare for administrators, a headache for judges and a payday for lawyers.Consider the recent lawsuit in Lubbock, Texas over an...

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