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Recently the East Jefferson County Ministerial Association released a powerful and important statement of support for the rights of immigrants and humanitarian treatment for everyone. Somehow, Unity … more
BJ went out to Indiana for a week and I was looking forward to listening to Paul Anka sing “Lonely Boy” for the entirety of her absence. Well, I was lonely but I did survive. I made it … more
Permit me to introduce you and your editorial staff to the asterisk. The asterisk (*) is a symbol used in printed material to represent, among other things, omitted letters or words. It is … more
In recent months, several cusswords have appeared in The Leader. An F-bomb, the S-word and some of the lesser verbs and nouns by which great emphasis is added to everyday sentences. Callers and … more
The Mountain View pool, leased by the city from the school district, is a terrific public asset in this small town. The Parks and Recreation staff of about 20 provides programs for exercise, health … more
In our little experiment with saving editorial cartooning, which is nationwide going the way of the buggy whip, The Leader grants Nhattaleah Nichols wide latitude in thinking about what a cartoon can … more
Do you know that type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing nutritional disorder on the planet? Nearly half of Americans are type 2 diabetics. Yet, for the majority, it is preventable and … more
About 30 years ago, I was chagrined to learn the road named for homesteader great-greats on my Dad’s side had been renamed. Modernizing to “Indian Trail Road” made the real … more
I always read The Leader’s Police Log, and it occasionally has a weird posting. But I like even more of the stranger cop items. And I know just where to find them. In The Leader’s Aug. … more
Have you put your life on “automatic” with maybe a “sport shifter?” OK, this column is automotive-oriented so buckle up. Any facts presented here are my uneducated opinion and … more
Anyone can be impressive when the odds are in their favor. But we learn the most about people at the messy endings of things: divorces, deaths and defeats. Here’s what we learned when … more
At the recent Jefferson Dems Fish Feast, Rep. Derek Kilmer spoke about some of the legislation introduced by House Democrats this year. When he described HR 1 as a bill that would control corporate … more
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