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Warriors start season off right with a win ALTA - On Tuesday night, Alta-Aurelia welcomed OA-BCIG to the court and walked away with a 3-0 win, taking the sets 25-13, 25-16 and 25-14. Junior Lauren Rohwer led the way with 14...
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READER'S RESPONSE
Pipeline spills are happening (08/25/16)
Native Americans in Marquette protest an oil pipeline in North Dakota and rightly so. We have heard about pipelines springing devastating leaks all over the country, resulting in serious harm to local ecosystems and contamination of nearby water sources. ...
Veterans make topnotch employees (08/18/16)
Politicians call them heroes and strangers thank them for their service. But when their enlistment comes to an end, veterans need more than a pat on the back as they return to civilian life. They need jobs. And increasingly, they seem to be getting them because the unemployment rate among veterans has been on the decline in recent years. ...
A farm crisis in the making? (08/16/16)
Only 35 years after the 1980's farm crisis, another storm seems to be brewing. Corn production is forecast by USDA to be up 11% from last year. This crop, possibly over 15 billion bushels will include a market-killing overhang of nearly a billion bushels. Corn exports are not performing well due to the strong US dollar, and all sectors of the livestock market are struggling...
Please Mr. President (08/16/16)
Dear Friends, An article in The Guardian reads, "As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat." If Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, the monster typhoon to decimate the Philippines, and the raging wildfires in the Western states didn't do it, then perhaps this new indicator of the world of hurt coming our way as climate change progresses will spur America to action...
About respect (08/16/16)
Entitlement is the word we are hearing every day. "I am entitled to _ ". (Please feel free to fill in the blank.) I want to add RESPECT to that category maybe even put it at the top of the list; it might shorten some of the list. RESPECT is the one thing we all seem to have lost sight of. We are all deserving of this. I have seen too many people in the past weeks forget about respect. We are all doing the best that we can...
BBC News
Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb
A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and wounding more than 45, reports say.
Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal in NZ
A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.
Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 267 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.
Three dead in Canada in triple crossbow murder
Three people have been killed in a crossbow attack in Toronto and a man arrested.
US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.
Jake Livermore: Hull midfielder says testing positive for cocaine saved career
Hull's Jake Livermore says his positive test for cocaine in 2015 was a "get out of jail free card" that turned his life around.
Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio
Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.
Syria Darayya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town
A deal is reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from the Syrian town of Darayya, which has been under government siege since 2012.
Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.
Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu
At least seven people are killed in a bomb and gun attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
State news
Iowa pipeline delay denied; 300 protest up north
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Utilities Board denied Thursday a request by a group of landowners to halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week....
Another ex-Winnebago Tribal Council member pleads not guilty
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Another one of the nine former Winnebago Tribal Council members charged in federal court with theft of tribal funds has pleaded not guilty....
Branstad offers disaster relief for northeast Iowa counties
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Five counties ravaged by storms and flooding in northeastern Iowa will get disaster assistance....
Rain-swollen Turkey River menaces northeast Iowa communities
ELKADER, Iowa (AP) -- Volunteers were scrambling Thursday to erect sandbag walls around downtown businesses and some homes as the rain-swollen Turkey River threatened to breach protective levees in northeast Iowa....