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When you work in public health, programs that substantially improve the health and well-being for thousands are the gold standard. This is especially true when the beneficiaries are kids, who all deserve a healthy start, and pregnant women, who are … more
President Trump visited Springfield, Missouri, and laid out his plans for reforming our nation’s outdated, complex and uncompetitive tax system. The president’s plan is built around an America-first tax system that is focused on jobs, increasing … more
The new Department of Labor (DOL) rule, also called the Fiduciary Rule, has created a bit of confusion for investors. It also threw many brokerage firms into a tumult over revamping procedures under the new regulation. The intent of the rule is very … more
Jennifer and I just flew back from Detroit, and, boy, are our arms tired. Michigan is my homeland, specifically Ann Arbor, and I thought that she should have at least one encounter with a University of Michigan home game in her lifetime. If … more
Typically the first person we greet each morning is ourselves. Whether we are washing up, brushing our teeth, shaving, putting on some makeup or combing or brushing our hair, our first interaction is looking straight into our own eyes. We may be … more
I read with interest the Sept. 7 article by Jessica Gibbs on The State of the Bible in 2017. It is of course no surprise that most people who read the Bible are older. Many youth (not all) today and … more
There are currently 15 highly successful public charter schools in Douglas County with five new charters approved in the last two years. This is a good thing if you love school choice and want the … more
My name is Andy Watkins, and I am a teacher in the Douglas County School District. I am writing this letter as a 17-year district veteran and a parent of a high school student also in the district to … more
As a mom of four kids in Douglas County schools, I know that it is time to put kids, not politics, first. It is time to elect school board members who will make decisions that benefit students, … more
The current Douglas County School Board, yes, the one with the much-criticized "reform" majority, has saved us taxpayers $21 million of our hard-earned bucks in the last two years according to a June … more
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