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Blight takes toll on pride, economic development

Most communities in the Valley have problems with trash, household discards, tires, graffiti, appliances, yard cuttings, abandoned vehicles, and the like, being continually deposited on city streets, sidewalks, gutters, parks and other locations. It is a big problem that has come about in the last 10 years or so, and unless there is a wholesale change in societal attitude, we can expect to fight an endless battle against blight well into the future.

August 08, 2007 | Art Dewerk | Editorial


Nobles' deep roots traced back to Indiana farms

In the rich fertile flat land just north of Rigdon, Grant County, Indiana proudly stands a fine tall, three-story home built of red brick with white adorned window frames. My wife and I have visited and been in this house twice over 35 years. This house, about 30 miles from Indianapolis, is in good condition considering that it's 151 years old.

August 08, 2007 | Bill Noble | Editorial


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Christmas was a truly exciting time as a child but now...

This will be my 56th Christmas.

December 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


We pause to remark ...

One good thing about the NFL show of anti-Americanism is that the players and the owners are telling us who they are. Now that the ...

December 13, 2017 | By Don Todd Guest Columnist | Editorial


How to have yourself a Merry Christmas

Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time.

December 13, 2017 | By Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist | Editorial


State making tips an entitlement for the entire staff is just wrong

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


Trump, GOP tax cuts in time for Christmas

With the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions hanging in the balance with the upcoming Dec. 12 election, and a 2018 campaign ...

December 06, 2017 | By Robert Romano Guest Columnist | Editorial


If you’re going to disagree, state why, not name call

Look, I certainly don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions. But if you disagree, put in the effort to debate rather than feebly ...

December 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Season of giving upon us

The bells are ringing, the children are singing, and the hustle and bustle of our daily lives just became a little more frantic.

December 06, 2017 | By Anthony Cannella California State Senator | Editorial


Go for quality this Christmas season

December is here and for many Americans that often means craziness.

December 06, 2017 | By Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist | Editorial


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a ...

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


State lawmakers have enabled culture of sexual harassment

The issue of sexual harassment has jumped to the forefront of public discourse in a relatively short period of time, with revelations about alleged sexual ...

November 29, 2017 | By Jon Fleischman Guest Columnist | Editorial


Converse with your kids about sexual abuse

I was sexually assaulted when I was about 12 years old.

November 29, 2017 | By Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist | Editorial


Proud of council’s refusal to dictate over soft drinks

I couldn't have been more proud of the Ceres City Council on Monday after they were lobbied to step into private business affairs and ...

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Repeal of gas tax would shake California state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


If only thanksgiving can be a part of our lives every day

Derek McGinnis had his left leg blown off in Iraq in 2004 when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) tore a hole in the Humvee in ...

November 21, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


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