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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:21 am
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:20 am
 Whenever a dramatic new element is introduced into a political campaign, it’s always instructive to watch how the targeted candidate responds. Did the candidate appear ready for the new turn o...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:19 am
DOWN ON DAVISI recently saw U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis touting the tax reform bill passed by Congress. This “accomplishment” was so important that he spent most of his time in his district doing media...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:18 am
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:17 am
 Nature and the gods of technology have blessed us with the means to avoid the worst consequences of climate warming. Now there is good climate news for a change. What we must do is put less carb...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:16 am
 On Saturday, Jan. 20, take in an evening of stories and songs from songwriters Sally Barris, Amy Benton and Tom Irwin. Sally Barris is a sought-after Nashville songwriter who has penned music fo...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:15 am
 Join the Vachel Lindsay Association on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2-4 p.m., for the first “Poets in the Parlor” event of 2018. The featured poet will be Tim Hunt, author of three poetry collect...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:14 am
 Warm up on Friday, Jan. 26, with a hearty meal paired with a captivating presentation by Dr. Karl Luthin, a veterinarian who is experienced in training horses for film and television. Luthin has...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:12 am

Pillsbury descends into Superfund status

 Ann Ridgeway was on her porch when the crash came.No one had told neighbors that a massive metal building was going to fall that day in October 2014. Towering more than 10 stories, the so-called...

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