Opinion

08/30/2016 - 4:01pm
Newsplaining: America’s Drug Problem      Most everyone knows me here as the community news editor, but I also have a passion for politics. As a freshman in college, political science was my first major choice before journalism, as the political process has always left me amazed and dumbfounded.      In these columns, I will try to bring popular or...
08/30/2016 - 3:59pm
The Maine question         Interesting things are happening in Maine.      You may have heard of Maine's governor, Paul LePage, making his way around the news cycle recently. No stranger to controversy, LePage made waves earlier this year for his comments about black and Hispanic drug dealers...
08/30/2016 - 3:58pm
Boosting student achievement this school year     A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they have.     The struggle to provide sufficient, timely funding has put local schools in a bind in recent years. We took a small step...
08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand...
08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Flossing has its benefits   To the Editor,     As a periodontist in Mason City, I need to say this to those who rejoiced at the recent Associated Press report that found little scientific evidence backing the effectiveness of flossing: You should definitely still floss.     More than 500 different types of...
08/23/2016 - 12:23pm
  Altering the deal      The way games have monetized themselves has changed drastically over the years. Before the internet, you bought a game as-is. It was a one-time transaction where you paid for a game upfront, and got everything you were going to get.      With the internet came the ability to...
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