Today's Opinions

  • Building a winter story, one snowy step at a time

    How many stories have you heard lately about the Great Blizzard of ’78 or the massive snow that crippled the region in 1994?

  • March 8, 2015: Our readers write

    Employment tied to immigration

    Remember the march on July 15, 2013, against the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration reform bill passed in the U.S. Senate?

    This march was organized by the Black American Leadership Alliance to demand a stop to this immigration reform bill as it could take jobs away from black Americans.

  • Don’t become a victim of scholarship scams

    As the cost of a college education rises, so do the number of people looking for help paying for their educations. Every year, thousands of students and parents fall victim to scholarship search service scams.

    Looking for the warning signs can help you avoid getting ripped off.

  • Heartland name will live on

    ISSUE: Heartland Festival has run its course
    OUR VIEW: ‘All good things must come to an end’

  • Even when you don't notice, God is at work

    Did God just speak to me from that lemon tree?

    God is in details, I am supposed to believe, but I was having trouble finding him inside that lemon tree.

    Actually, I didn’t even realize the darn thing was a tree. It looked like a plant, although a tree is a plant, I’ve since learned.

  • Out of the darkness

    ISSUE: Domestic violence in your neighborhood
    OUR VIEW: This issue should concern everyone

    A multi-part series detailing the horrors of domestic violence concludes today.

    It has provided chilling details of personal experiences and focused on shameful activities going on quietly among our neighbors, friends and family.

  • Honoree meets every definition

    ISSUE: Boy Scouts present Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Marilyn Ford contributes in many ways

    Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines distinguished as notable, prominent or celebrated or as being marked by eminence, distinction or excellence.

  • Restoring a child's faith in humanity

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Girl Scouts teach young people about the value of integrity.

    The organization describes it as the foundation of success. The girls learn that integrity is based upon ethical decisions and relies upon building trust through honesty and treating everyone with dignity and respect.