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My friend broke my nose at an after-prom party in high school. It was nothing deliberate, such as fighting over a girl. Rather, we bumped heads while wearing those big round air-filled sumo wrestler suits. Besides hurting a lot, I remember thinking, “I’ve never been so aware of my nose befor…

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THEM AGAIN: There was a time when a phone call from the U.S. Senate would have been a big deal in my family.

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the golfer who had a problem with his socks — he had a hole in one. This dad joke (just like some shirts I’ve had since college) never gets old. But what happens if you get multiple “aces,” as they’re called in golf?

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With the Fourth of July weekend vastly approaching, I have to admit that I am feeling excited; even more so this year.

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As I look out my window, the smoke from the Bush fire is belching upward behind the fabled profile of the Superstition Mountains. The fire has closed Highway 87 that joins the Phoenix metro area to Payson, one of its exurbs. Some small communities are evacuating.

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DEAR ABBY: I have three beautiful daughters. The oldest moved to Wisconsin some years ago. About a year ago, my middle daughter went to visit her. My older daughter said something about politics that the younger one didn't like, and since then the younger one refuses to communicate with her,…

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I’m black, and for years I’ve been saying that if you peel back a layer or two of anything, you find racism.

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On Dec. 20, 1921, soon a hundred years ago, two off-duty Tulsa police officers were rabbit hunting a mile east of the city on Federal Drive, now Admiral Place. A car with four gunmen wearing masks drove up and four hijackers ordered them to raise their hands.

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Years ago, a beefy police dispatcher not so patiently explained to me the difference between a robbery and a burglary.

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I recently testified before the House Select Coronavirus Subcommittee on the meltdown in nursing homes, which excluding New York (which deliberately underreports) now account for over 55 percent of deaths with COVID. The House Democrats’ goal was to blame these high death rates on President …

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This spring, even as we all were cooped up, the world seemed to wake up. It happened when I drove to Oregon’s Klamath Basin to witness the incredible abundance of migrating waterfowl that gather in the national wildlife refuges. Ducks were everywhere with pelicans, swans and cranes and, abov…

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In recent years, I’ve learned of wonderful aspects of Native American culture, especially the sacred medicine wheel or hoop of life with variations in colors and meanings according to each tribe and nation. The circle is a universal spiritual symbol, but the Native American medicine wheel ha…

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I’m going to jump ahead in the story: it was a bat!

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Old time Rock Springs residents still remember some of the local restaurants from decades ago, and some still remember their favorite dishes from those restaurants, whether it be a main dish or a side dish.

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Here in western Montana it would seem we're a long way from the movement for justice and peace that has gained new thunder since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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When historians see that their nation is in big trouble, facing the proliferation of protests that raise bedrock questions about American race relations, and locked in disputes over the proper pacing of “re-opening” after the regime of social distancing, it is time for people in my line of w…

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Imagine a digital news source that would tell you what happened at your city council’s Tuesday evening meeting first thing Wednesday morning.

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Trust me, this will be a Grammar Guy article about words, but it’s also going to be about current events. Allow me for a minute to delve into the conversation America is having on race and racism and its intersection with the world of us word nerds.

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A couple years back, a retiring U.S. Navy chief petty officer I had watched grow up back in the day, asked me for tips on how to start a law enforcement career.

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I recently read the words of a world-renowned missionary named E. Stanley Jones. He was interviewing an outstanding surgeon who said, “I’ve discovered the Kingdom of God at the end of my scalpel. It is in the tissues. The right thing morally, the Christian thing, is always the healthy thing …

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Growing up my mom had so many memorable recipes she used to cook. I have shared her chili con carnie and boiled dinner recipes, and I thought I might share a couple others.