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Opinion: GOP sideshow coming to area

Donald Trump (R-Billions), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) are contributing to local economies – unless they’re space donations – in advance of the May 3 primary election. Each has or is planning...

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Opinion: The stress monster returns

Commentary by Danielle Wilson I finally lost it, people. Last night, as I sat in my youngest’s room conducting a moderately successful hoarding intervention, I suddenly experienced an intense desire to both pull out...

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Column: Create amazing privacy

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Amazing is not the usual commentary when completing a project designed entirely for privacy. But it can be with a little creativity and freedom. Imagine a solid row of boring...

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Opinion: A dandy story

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie It’s a Saturday morning in April. Spring is in the air. But so is snow. And it’s on the ground. And I’m wondering about my dandelions. Will this untimely last blast of...

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Column: The American Dream

For my 175th column, I am taking the liberty of writing not about where I went but from where I came. The story is not important because it is unusual, but because it is...

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Column: Think about your counters

Commentary by David Decker When it comes to countertops, everyone knows about the big three: granite, quartz and marble. These materials are durable and beautiful, so it’s easy to see why they are used...