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Editorial: Republicans could end up betting on wrong horse

Last week wasn’t the first time Josh Mandel has been in West Central Ohio seeking campaign donations from wealthy Republicans. It was, however, the first time he arrived with a heavyweight such as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at his side. Clearly, the national Republican Party has hung a target on the back of Sherrod Brown, […]

Candidates sign social media oath

Stephen Lawrence has called on all council candidates to sign a pledge. CALL FOR CHANGE: Stephen Lawrence is calling on all Dubbo Regional Council candidates to be respectful on social media. Photo: FILE A Dubbo Regional Council candidate has called on everyone involved in the election to sign a social media pledge. Stephen Lawrence, the […]

Close to Home: Delving deep for a more accurate picture of history

When I first started teaching, I worked in a suburb of Atlanta. Not far from where I lived was a popular tourist attraction, Stone Mountain Park. Many of my eighth-grade students would talk about the “cool laser light show.” Families would bring a picnic and watch the show, which included cartoon depictions of sports figures […]

UK professor was just blocks from Barcelona attack

A University of Kentucky professor who was just blocks away from the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday says there’s “a new sense of uneasiness” in the city. Matthew Wilson, an associate professor of geography at UK since 2011, has been staying in an apartment just two or three blocks from the Las Ramblas promenade, […]

Guam decolonization commission continues political status education

CLOSE Commission on Decolonization members Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero and Eloy Hara speak during a meeting at Adelup on Aug. 1, 2017. John I. Borja/PDN A banner promoting the decolonization registry for Guam.(Photo: Courtesy of Sandy Flores Uslander) While hopes of Guam having a plebiscite in conjunction with next year’s general election are currently on hold, […]

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards so honorees can celebrate “without any political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday. The Kennedy Center said it respected Trump’s decision and the show […]