•  Toni Kooy

    Guest Column


    In the wake of a tragedy such as a suicide, people often wonder “how did this happen? Could someone have helped them?”

  •  Libbi Palmer, PsyD

    Guest Column


  •   Al Jacobson

    Guest Column

  • Jill Richardson

    OtherWords Columnist


    I recently checked out an upscale yoga studio in Madison, Wis., and discovered a new and disturbing trend: boxed water.

    Boxed water?

  • MetroWest Editorial Board

    Colorado’s grand experiment with decriminalizing marijuana has been a tricky process, but there’s hope that it will be further simplified this November.

  • By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service

  • Marge Baker, Guest Column

    The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to call the real winner: big money.

  • By Donald Kaul

    Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

  • By Emily Schwartz Greco & William A. Collins

    When she heard that the GOP had nailed a Senate majority, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska grabbed a chair, lifted it over her head and shouted “I’m the chair, maaaaaaan!”

  • We recently observed Veterans Day, and like the rest of you, I think of it as a day where we should do a little more than have a few sales and, my favorite part, free meals for veterans. We should just take a few minutes and think about the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces. 

  •  They waited. And waited.

    They planned. They strategized. They did their homework. They campaigned.

  • The intoxicating allure of taking what’s to be had in America — whether by greed, ambition or lust for control, the cruel and pitiless side of the national dream has been potent fodder for a number of classic films.

  •  Jack Kelly

    Guest Column


    The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create — rather than defend — a country.

  • Editor:

    The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are very difficult and challenging. I’ve worked with both candidates for more than 20 years.  Only one of them has the education, experience, character and abilities to do the job well. That man is Division Chief Michael McIntosh. 

  • Editor:

    I am writing to add my name in support of Proposition 105, and to encourage other readers to also vote Yes on 105.

  • Dan Shannon

    Guest Column


    Every time I read about an American corporation deserting our country to dodge its taxes, I think about my Uncle Billy. From a family of 11 kids in Pennsylvania coal country, Billy was a bombardier in World War II, shot down twice, the second time winding up in a German POW camp for 14 months.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • Forgive me if you’ve heard this all before, but there’s an election on this year (today, in fact). If you haven’t filled out your ballot yet, here’s a handy reminder on some of the key races.

  • What if I told you that the best white-knuckle thriller of the year was about a jazz band?

    And then what if I told you it’s one of the best American films of the year to boot?

  • Editor:

    Why have GMOs never been labeled since first introduced in the 90s? Genetically Modified Organisms are now in most American foods -- with no way to know. Americans have grown sicker and more obese than citizens in all other developed countries. I’ve beaten debilitating illness only after many years of figuring out food ingredients. Regardless, I’m tired of decrypting labels, while most countries require American manufacturers to label GMO foods.