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Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Last month I was parked outside a bank when a car backed into my fender. The accident was the driver’s fault, as police and insurance have since confirmed, but that didn’t stop her from demanding to know why I didn’t move in time to avoid her, perhaps believing that cars could instantly sense danger and levitate.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Dale Herlsuperintendent, Independence School DistrictTo the editor:Every day I am amazed by the tremendous amount of support the school district receives from our...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 5:43 PM

As we move into the final month of the legislative session, the State Senate will begin passing legislation and working on crafting the budget. The debates will get longer, nights will get later and bills will start hitting the governor’s...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 4:10 PM

As a person who uses language for a living …Wait, scratch that. Everyone uses the language in some form or another every day. (Not every day. I’ll get to that later.) The spoken word, written word, sign language, the Sicilian...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:06 PM

The U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges and universities each year. So does Barron’s and the Princeton Review. Yet the criteria for ranking universities is so suspect that many universities are not included because they refuse to submit their...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 9:42 PM

The world changes, and adaptations are slippery and full of missteps.The minute you think you’ve got it figured out, you’re probably in trouble, and nowhere is this more true than in parenting. As the old expression goes, I...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 8:17 PM
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