Town uses elbow grease to erase racism
There’s a racist in Tenino, Washington. That would be a fitting headline if not for the fact there are a lot more people spreading their love of neighbors and community.
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Public defenders fight a skewed system of justice
For all the love Americans rightly show the Constitution, the right to an attorney is a poor step child. Read more →
USA pole vaulter Sam Kendricks wasn’t entirely focused like a laser beam on his attempt on Saturday. If he had been, he wouldn’t have heard the National Anthem being played for someone on the medals stand in another competition. Read more →
It’s unlikely that Joe Marcella and Leonard Pylka, Iron Rangers by pedigree, wanted to be the last two of their group of 92 veterans, a distinction that allowed them to taste the cognac on Saturday that they bought upon their return from World War II. Read more →
Sure, old-timers might look upon the rise of soccer as a threat to tradition, but baseball hasn’t been the National Pastime in a generation. And there are things that soccer can do for a community that softball and baseball can’t. Read more →
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Could photo of a boy in Aleppo prolong the war?
A woman who knows something about the worldwide impact of the picture of a child in war is worried that this picture is going to prolong the agony. Read more →
Bradley Bartlett-Roche is pretty well known around Boston. He plays for tips around Faneuil Hall as the ‘Piano Kid,’ partly because the ‘Piano Man’ was already taken by another artist, and partly because he’s a kid. He’s 13. Read more →
Eight giant ships of yore, their sails unfurled, are expected to glide underneath the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Thursday afternoon during the “Parade of Sail” to kick off Tall Ships Duluth 2016. Read more →
Internet delivers a lifetime of comfort to an autistic girl
A Utah woman posted on Facebook that her autistic daughter is fixated on a shirt and design that brings the 10-year-old comfort. As the daughter grows and as the shirt wears out, she buys a new version of the same shirt.
Then the company that made the shirt for Target stopped making it.
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This is the way things have to be. We know this and we’ve known this since the day we dropped the kids off at elementary school and for the first time, they didn’t turn around to wave goodbye. Read more →
Researchers found that as men’s income increased in comparison with their spouses, their psychological well-being and health declined. The men’s mental and physical health (measured by self-assessment) were at their worst during years when they were their family’s sole breadwinner, according to The Atlantic. Read more →
When Woolworth’s was king
If there was a nuclear core of my childhood, it was probably the Woolworth’s store on Main Street in my hometown, which sat next to a W.T. Grant, which was across the street from an S.S. Kresge.
My home milltown had a vibrant downtown and if you were a kid with a couple of pennies, which you might have lifted from your mother’s purse and still won’t say out loud, you headed for Woolworth’s.
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Dear Mr. President: ‘The country needs more spunk’
It’s a sweet letter but what is particular comforting is this: Kids still write letters to the president of the United States. Read more →
Iowa State Fair v. Minnesota State Fair: Outhouse category
We must decide for ourselves which state fair is better, but you have to admit that the outhouse races in Iowa are, as we say in Minnesota, ‘different’ Read more →