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Column | Curl up and diet

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about half of Americans are currently trying to lose weight, many of them employing strategies like switching from peanut M&M’s to the plain variety, or drinking more Cherry Coke to increase their intake of fruit.

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Column | Are the Democrats bent on suicide?

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.”

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Column | Trump’s FCC could make wifi great again

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao did the right thing when she put the brakes on the Obama administration’s regulatory mandate that would have forced an expensive technology called dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) in all new cars and trucks sold in America.

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Column: Nationwide doctor shortage shapes KRMC training strategies

The United States is currently facing a shortage of physicians, especially in rural areas.

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Column | Sunday set to remind: ‘Be Kind’

In these heated, divisive times, all of us sure could use more kindness. This coming Sunday, Feb. 17, offers us a reminder to embrace kindness.

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It’s time to call the opioid crisis what it is: a national emergency

Americans were rightfully outraged when almost 3,000 Americans were killed on 9-11 and another 6,000 injured.

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Column | Howard Schultz unifies the parties – against him

The endless fight between Republicans and Democrats seemed to pause last week.

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Column | Trump makes predatory lending great again

Here’s another reminder that, when it comes to the Trump administration, it’s more important to watch what the White House does, rather than what it says

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Column | One reason why some people voted for Trump

There are people, particularly in areas like Philadelphia where progressives tend to congregate, who cannot understand why anyone would have voted for Donald Trump

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Column | Questions nobody wants to hear on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for exchanging sweet nothings and terms of endearment. It is an occasion for sharing candlelit meals and opening romantic gifts.

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Column | Out of a large democratic field, can a woman emerge?

The United States elected its first president in 1789.One hundred seventy-one years elapsed before the nation chose its first Catholic president, another 20 years before voters elected a divorced man, and 28 years passed until the election of the first African-American chief executive.

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Guest Column | Lingenfelter bullies City officials

On Jan. 30, Kristi Turman (Recall signer) and I met with City Clerk Sydney Muhle and Attorney Carl Cooper and listened to their explanation why the signature requirement changed.

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Column | Republicans and Democrats really do agree on immigration

Just when I was convinced that Republicans and Democrats in Congress couldn’t order a pizza without a six-month debate, there’s this.

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Column | For political and policy reasons, courageous Republicans must stand up to Trump on immigration

Another government shutdown is looming. Rather than quietly admitting defeat on his border wall stand, President Trump has punted the issue to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

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Column | Trump vs. the spy chiefs: Who’s right?

To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense.

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Column | Mechanization is permanent solution to AG labor shortage

California Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren recently reintroduced bicameral legislation to protect farmworkers from deportation and put them on a path toward earned legal status and eventual citizenship.

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County Corner | The problem of delinquent property taxes in Mohave County

Thank you to our County Assessor, Jeanne Kentch, for last month’s article explaining her office’s utilization of Pictometry software for in-office visual assessments, as well as her efforts to put a Property Exemption Bill for Disabled Veterans before the legislature this year.

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Column | Collectivism never dies

Early in Peter Jackson’s film “The Fellowship of the Ring,” Frodo Baggins discovers that he possesses the One Ring – forged thousands of years earlier by the Dark Lord Sauron, and lost when he was defeated in a great battle with elves and men.

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Column | Once upon a display mattress

When the holidays have ended and I’ve digested enough homemade snack mix to construct an imposing and delicious wall of heavily seasoned Chex cereal along the entire U. S.-Mexico border, retailers throughout the country often place deep discounts on exciting big-ticket items like televisions, luxury furniture, and septic tanks.

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Column | Do you hate night driving, too?

On a recent Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of picking up my son after his chess tournament.

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Column | If the army stands with Maduro, what is Plan B?

“Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter.” This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211.

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Column | Tech making ‘car guys’ endangered species

My Uncle Jimmy would’ve hated the late-model SUV I rented for a recent trip to New Jersey.

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Column | Journalism isn’t dead; It’s undead

A popular theme in the Twitterverse this week is “Journalism is dead.”

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Column | Corporate players love the name game

Owners of the Giants baseball team have never struck me as stupid – greedy, perhaps, since they shamelessly sell a bottle of Bud for eight times what it’s worth, but not stupid.

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Column | Journalism’s credibility takes yet another hit

That seemed obvious when a newsroom colleague said it to me some 20 years ago. We had received information – which turned out to be unfounded – regarding some salacious stories about a local politician.

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