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On election day, there is one easy decision

August 25, 2016 While the choices on the ballot this fall may give voters pause as they try to figure out their best options, we believe one issue is a no-brainer:?Fairmont Area Schools will seek to renew its... more »»

Obamacare continues to fail American people

August 24, 2016 A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken — or soon to be broken. more »»

Obama, again, ignores the limits on his power

August 23, 2016 Many, probably most, Americans agree government ought to stay out of our bedrooms. That is a reference to laws attempting to regulate private behavior including sex. more »»


August 22, 2016 Losing gracefully says a lot about character Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.. more »»

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August 20, 2016 Another great fair The Martin County Fair in Fairmont is always a pleasure to visit. There is much to see, do and enjo. more »»

U.N. ‘peacekeepers’ fail to protect people, again

August 19, 2016 When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been a while, hasn’t it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the... more »»

County finds home for Veterans Service Office

August 18, 2016 Martin County commissioners this week moved ahead with plans to relocate the county’s Veterans Service Office, from the Human Services building to the Krahmer Courthouse Plaza Building near the... more »»

Lesson to be had in chaos

August 17, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines last week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

They said it was ‘exact’ when they were selling it

August 16, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»


August 15, 2016 Government continues to spend too much money Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

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August 13, 2016 Cost-benefit matters Martin County commissioners are about to receive a broadband study that looks at ways to make sure every county resident has access to reliable, high-speed internet service. more »»

Foundation is amazing gift to Martin County

August 12, 2016 There are “big” news stories in the Fairmont area every yea. more »»

Individual terrorists must be hunted down

August 11, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»

‘Fact-checkers’ need to dig a little deeper

August 10, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy this week made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

How many died due to U.N.’s incompetence?

August 9, 2016 One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died — no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers — as a result of the failures. more »»


August 8, 2016 Clinton says she has an issue with money? Hillary Clinton has pledged that if she is elected president, she will do something about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Cour. more »»

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August 6, 2016 Recognizing ag industry Sometimes people forget, or fail to remember fully, that Martin County has a broad and strong agriculture base. more »»

Changing a law does not change what is real

August 5, 2016 Because of the greater mass of workers than employers in society, minimum wage laws are often only considered from the point of view of the worker. more »»

Blue Earth positions itself well for the future

August 4, 2016 People and institutions generally view debt as a negative. But when debt can be managed and has been accumulated for positive values, it can be quite worthwhile. more »»

Police protect us all, but we have right as well

August 3, 2016 Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not arrested him outside a movie theater. more »»



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