Sholeh Patrick

Here’s why you need to vote today

November 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today is election day. While local elections draw far fewer voters than national races, it makes little sense. Local officials have more immediate, and it could be argued, greater impact on daily life compared with national officials. On to...

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Get ready for cold, ice, snow

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s hard to believe we’re here already: Snow season.While some can hardly wait to snap on the skis, winter-like weather (even in fall) merits serious preparations. Icy roads may not be preventable, but we can minimize winter driving risks....

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Yes, we want to believe

October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

Autumn Fahl’s stories about the spectral figure haunting Press photographer Loren Benoit have generated a surprising response. OK, so Loren’s been doing the haunting — following her around like a stalker in the dead of night. But I digress....

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Do you know the Great Pumpkin?

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Happy Pumpkin Day. This Oct. 26 “holiday” may be unofficial — banks and schools are open — but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate this colorful cousin to cucumbers.Didn’t know they’re in the same gourd family? Here’s a pumpkin primer:&bul...

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Age 50 is the new timeless

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

“I” doesn’t appear often in this column, so I hope you’ll indulge this special occasion — special not because it’s mine, but because it’s a milestone for most people.I turned 50 Monday. And I’m thrilled about it (yes; a new photo is overdue...

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Where freedoms should co-exist

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Such few and simple words, such controversy, as Wednesday’s headlines both local (letters page) and national (latest ruling against the travel ban) would attest. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohib...

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What you need to know about Sarahah

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

It looks so innocuous. Type “Sarahah.com” in your browser and you’ll see a very simple page which hardly conjures the controversy of recent headlines. Nor was it meant to.Last week a local high school added security and disciplinary measure...

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Will we get over the f-word?

October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

After writing more than 2,000 columns over 15 years, one does tend to run out of ideas. So I’m grateful when readers suggest something new, lest they be subjected to a boring alternative when I lack creativity. Today, we are spared such a f...

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High Court docket a blockbuster

October 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s a new year and a new Justice for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), which began its new term last week. Their 43-case docket includes some blockbusters — civil rights vs. religion; cellphone privacy; presidential power an...

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Shootings: American perspective is unique

October 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Regardless of political persuasion, viewpoint, or perspective, mass shootings such as Vegas, Orlando, and Columbine elicit that gut-searing pain in just about everyone. The senseless deaths and injuries, panic, unnecessary pain and loss fru...

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