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Research: What may lurk behind increase in hate crimes

November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

George Washington, in his 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., told Jews they would be safe in this new nation:ďThe government of the United States...gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance...ĒFast forward...

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This will likely be Californiaís worst fire season in history

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was another tough week for California firefighters. Although itís mid-November, wildfire season in the Far West continues to rage on. The blaze in Northern California has made international headlines and destroyed the town of Paradise. A...

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Donít get stung by change to VA benefits

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Attention veterans:If you are a veteran covered under VA medical benefits, this could impact you. The Veteranís Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act (The Millennium Act) was passed in 1999, but it isnít well-known or understood by many v...

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Veteran remembers service of family members

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Happy Veterans Day! Yep, itís here again. Our day to celebrate and be recognized for service to our country. In this neck of the woods, our deeds are recognized every day. How many times have you been thanked for your service this year? Our...

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How to keep faith with military veterans

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front of World War I. The cessation of fighting between Germany and Americaís allies was commemorated as Armistice Day until 1954, w...

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World War I: The 100th anniversary of its cessation

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today, November 11, 2018, marks the centennial of the cessation of World War I. In the early hours of November 11, 1918 (just after 5 A.M.) the warring nations signed an armistice agreement. Immediately thereafter, the front line generals w...

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Patriotism isnít what it used to be

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today for some reason I found my mind reminiscing about some of the changes I have witnessed in my lifetime, particularly concerning changes in the attitudes of Americans toward patriotism and support of our country.On December 7, 1941 my p...

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The lighter side for our veterans

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Veterans Day is here again. Itís a day to honor those who have served and suffered. But there is a lighter side in serving, and I choose to address this here for it will bring a much-appreciated smile from those who went through this journe...

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This killer was a victim, too

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Call it a tragic coincidence of timing.Another one.Or describe it as a wake-up call.Another one.Whatever explanation you choose, the facts wonít go away: Less than a week before Veterans Day, 28-year-old Ian David Long ó a Marine vet who wa...

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Everyone can afford this gift

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

A true gift Ö the gift of timeIt seems so simple, the gift of ďtime.Ē Everyone can afford this gift and most people see the gift of time as a positive one that is not likely to be returned. No matter what your age, gender, religious beliefs...

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