The trials of having a non-plateau husband | Jen Anderson

  • Sep 4, 2015 at 11:00AM

As a result of marrying a non-native-to-the-Plateau, giving directions and describing locations around town has occasionally been a test of marital communication. The landmarks of the pickle factory, Pete’s Pool and the old junior high have all been a source of mild contention at times. I may have accidentally referred to Coast to Coast, as well.


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Old ideas a part of our national DNA | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 3, 2015 at 4:41PM

Can you fill in the blanks? “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created ______, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are _______, ________, and the __________ of_______________.”

Where are your books? | Editorial Cartoon

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 12:00PM

School preparation is different now than it used to be.

Focus on flaws harmful human nature | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 12:00PM

It is always easy to point out flaws. To prove this, just look at whatever is hot in the news media right now: the police and race, terrorism, the job rating of the president or Congress, the Republican primary process, the Iran vote – the list can be nearly endless.

When stereotypes become harmful | Our Corner

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00AM

For centuries people have separated children based on their gender. When a girl is born, she is the little princess and when a boy is born he is the little man. There is nothing wrong or bad about this. Wrapping a newborn girl in a pink blanket as opposed to a blue one for a boy has no affect on the child. It only becomes wrong and possibly harmful to the child when parents force a child to grow up based on these sex stereotypes.

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