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PATEROS – If you ever entertain the notion that one person cannot make a difference or that your vote does not count, I submit for your consideration the case of the City of Pateros Emergency Medical Services Levy. Last April the EMS levy titled Proposition 1 Emergency Medical Care or Emergency...
We are experiencing very difficult times right now. It is understandable that we want to have a sense of normalcy especially as we see other counties in our state enter Phase 2. But, as we seek solutions to address economic shortcomings in our region, we should recognize it will take a...
Carol’s arthritis was getting worse, and the stay-at-home directive from the COVID outbreak gave her even fewer options to stay active. Her back, knees, hands, and right shoulder ached, and she was miserable. She was told to stay away from anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen (Motrin-IB...
One hundred thousand in 90 days from a pandemic that will claim many more before either a vaccine is ready, or the virus recedes. How did we get here? We got here by the same route we will take to the coming climate disaster; by being witness to all the red flags but waving them off. Denial is not...
I was moved by a ruling from a judge in Illinois this last week. It raises serious questions about who we should trust regarding the dangers we face from this disease. Here is what Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County Illinois had to say in a ruling about a Corona virus case before him...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been releasing old videos on its Youtube channel, including its first UFC event held in 1993. UFC 1: The Beginning, created by Rorion Grace - remember that name - and Art Davie was held Nov. 12, 1993  in the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Coloradio. The...
The main event of last Saturday’s UFC 237 card caused a bit of controversy in the mixed martial arts community. Brazilian fighter Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas in the second round to win the UFC strawweight championship in a surprising fashion – knockout via slam. Namajunas, who was...
In what was the biggest fight in 2019 – so far – middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez displayed a mix of power, offensive and defense to earn a unanimous decision win against Daniel Jacobs to add a fourth middleweight title to his trophy case. Although Jacobs landed some shots, he was unable...
World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, and No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Terence Crawford added another impressive win to his resume on April 20 after his sixth-round TKO over Amir Khan. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) was declared the winner in the sixth stanza after he landed an...
The UFC crowned two new champions during its UFC 236 event on April 13. “The Diamond” Dustin Poirier defeated featherweight king Max Holloway to win the UFC Interim Lightweight champion while Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya won his fight against former No. 1 contender Kelvin Gastelum to...

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