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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:15 am
 Less than one-third of Americans view elected officials as “honest,” and a lack of transparency lies at the core of this distrust. Government secrecy has been a driving force behind man...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:19 am
European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwelcome spotlight. But Apple’s...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:16 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:16 am
Once again, the city of Springfield is planning to demolish the old YWCA building to get the site ready for some potential new development. I questioned the validity of the city’s previous efforts o...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:14 am
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:16 am
More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to reenter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:25 am
 I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values, I’m pleased when its candidates win elections and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a f...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:17 am
 Ovarian cancer touches all women. It does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity. More than 22,000 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:16 am
Nancy Flood wrote this article 35 years ago when she was a young teacher in Springfield School District 186. She says if she were teaching today she’d want to say the same thing.Dear students,I’ve...

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