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Letter - How many more wars and lost lives?

I feel it’s necessary to answer Al Conetto’s letter addressing my remarks.

Letter - Economic gender discrimination is wrong focus

With millions of Americans unemployed or underemployed, you would think the Obama administration would be emphasizing job creation.

Letter - ‘Eye to the Sky’ column was guide to eclipse

I appreciated the “Eye to the Sky” column by Marty Scott published March 28 regarding last week’s lunar eclipse. I used it during the night as a minute-by-minute guide on what to expect next and why it would look the way it did at each step of the way.

Letter - Initiative is way to get rid of guns

Cecile Ervin’s propaganda letter for the anti-gun lobby was disingenuous, and the title of her letter, “Initiative 594 is about gun responsibility,” was equally sly and deceptive.

Workshops to help private forest owners

A number of organizations have partnered for a pair of forest management workshops for private forest owners in Columbia County.

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Valley artist Jeff Hill is a native son

Jeffrey Hill’s paintings, murals and sculpture speak of the Valley, its vineyards and its people.

Design work sparks interest in college

I find myself walking through a typical American mall, waltzing straight in and out. Unless my mother is with me. Then it takes a couple of hours.

Prostate worries? Consider treatment information

“What should I do about my prostate?” you ask.

New tech unwraps mummies’ mysteries

Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

Loaded language: Gun metaphors pervade slang

Sometimes it’s the offhand remark that’s the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them.

Senior Centers 4-20-14

Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centers

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear.

Mayor, 93, didn’t go down without a fight

After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, Apopka, Fla., voters chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city that had fallen short of its potential.

Bear attacks spark debate: Kill them, or leave them alone?

Dallas Smith thinks he has the answer to Central Florida’s black-bear threat, and he’s ready to lock and load it.

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week’s fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

Prince reaches agreement with music label

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.