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Letter: Commissioners should be elected by district

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  The question of district and nondistrict voting is lingering in the shadows of the next election. One can read the diverse opinions regarding the good and bad points, but I cannot believe an individual living in one end of Lincoln County can adequately and fairly judge what is best…

Readers’ Forum for Oct. 12, 2011

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Candidates’ forum format raises questions As an unaffiliated voter, several questions need to be answered regarding Tuesday’s upcoming public forum at the Cultural Center. Why aren’t alternative days, dates, times and larger venues chosen to increase registered voter attendance? To be fair and balanced, why aren’t registered voters residing in…

Columnist remembers: On the wings of the wind in World War II

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Editor’s Note: This is an installment in a series of guest columns from Charles Eurey  on his  memories of flight training during World War II. Our time to leave Lemoore Air Base was drawing near.  We would be going to colderclimes, namely La Junta, Colo. That was going to be…

Editorial Cartoons 10-10-11

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Guest view: Student debt becoming a serious problem

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Students who graduate from college with huge debts to pay off aren’t just affected in the bank books. Having a large debt, with deadlines to meet, can affect future educational options and even change the course of careers. Graduate school? Better not until the debt is paid down. Studying law?…

Readers Forum for Oct. 10, 2011

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Candidate: Not on record about $2M I don’t know why I was so shocked to see such a dishonest and deceptive ad as the Republican party ran in the Lincoln Times-News on October 5. This is about as far from the truth as I have ever seen. As a candidate…

Columnist: Pope, state politics earn a big stage

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The big talk and news around the state capital this week was … the news. Or, maybe it wasn’t really news. The New Yorker magazine published an extensive spread on Republican Party activist/retail magnate/political financier Art Pope. The response from the Raleigh political crowd: “What, you’re paying attention to little…

Columnist: Winging along in my flying machine

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My last column found me at Lemoore Air Army Air Base in Fresno California where I was taking basic flight training during WWII. Fresno is in the beautiful San Joaquin valley and might be called the breadbasket of the state. The valley is home to lush farms that grow all…

Guest view: Gov. Perdue’s gaffe

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Most members of Congress care more about getting themselves re-elected than about doing the people’s work. They even play politics with disaster relief. It would be better for the country if they’d focus on getting the job done and forget about the next election. As we interpret her remarks to…

Editorial Cartoons 10-05-11

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