Roses to MAUHS students, staff on successful dance

11/21/2014 10:25 PM EST
ROSES to the students and staff of Mount Anthony Union High School on their recent successful school dance, held Nov. 8. After the school's Homecoming dance was canceled earlier this school year because of inappropriate dancing, the MAUHS community put their heads together to find a way to hold a dance that would be both enjoyable and appropriate. 
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Drop in oil prices is mostly a good thing
11/20/2014 10:13 PM EST - Lower oil prices are on balance clearly good for the United States — putting money in the pockets of the beleaguered middle class — but of course in Colorado the picture is more complicated. As Denver Post reporter Aldo Svaldi pointed out this week, "Oil and gas severance taxes totaled $318. Full Story

The GOP's best move on immigration
11/19/2014 07:51 PM EST - Incensed that the president is contemplating executive action to address millions of people in this country without legal status, congressional Republicans are hatching all kinds of complex and damaging maneuvers to thwart him. The best option, however, is really the most simple. The new GOP majority that will control both chambers should pass an immigration bill when they take power in January Full Story

Time to say goodbye to the penny
11/18/2014 07:28 PM EST - Americans have a complicated relationship with the penny. On one hand, people don't have much use for pennies and are happy to leave them in those ubiquitous plastic "need a penny" trays at convenience stores. But polls show that a majority of Americans can't bear the idea of permanently getting rid of the inspiration behind such sayings as "a penny for your thoughts" and "a penny saved is a Full Story

Climate pact at least sets back deniers
11/17/2014 04:30 PM EST - When it was announced at an Asian summit last week that the U.S. and China had reached agreement on the heretofore sticky wicket of reducing carbon emissions, the reactions were as predictable as the sunrise. Those who ascribe world-stage preeminence to the issue of global warming hailed it as "one of the most significant climate deals ever struck. Full Story

Putting children on sex offender registries is ineffective
11/16/2014 12:27 PM EST - While the sex offender registry serves an admirable purpose in keeping predators away from our children and other vulnerable members of our community, like mandatory minimum sentencing rules, registries have an absolutism to them that make many of us uncomfortable in their implementation. Consider Josh Gravens, who was 12 when he touched his 8-year-old sister 13 years ago. Full Story

Roses to Veterans Day events
11/16/2014 09:07 AM EST - ROSES to the Bennington Veterans Day parade and the subsequent activities organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332 and American Legion Post 13 of Bennington. "There is a special sadness that accompanies the death of a serviceman. We are never quite good enough to them ... because what they've given us is beyond our power to repay. Full Story

A temporary, but necessary, measure
11/12/2014 06:37 PM EST - When President Obama before the end of this year issues an executive order or two on immigration, take the resulting hysteria with a grain of salt. For one thing, any action he takes will only be temporary. For another, Congress could easily supersede anything he does by taking action on its own. But it won't. Full Story

Our responsibilities to our veterans
11/11/2014 04:49 PM EST - World War II was much with us this Veterans Day. Movies, books, newspaper and magazine articles are reflecting upon that war and the era that was defined by it. The aging of what Tom Brokaw defined as "The Greatest Generation" is the main reason for these nostalgic reflections. This may have been the last war in which the stakes were clear, the enemy sharply defined, the cause indisputably Full Story

Keep veterans in mind after Veterans Day
11/11/2014 04:49 PM EST - Now that Veterans Day is over, the question is: How will we continue to honor those who have served and continue to serve our country? Veterans Day is but one day of the year that we celebrate the United States armed services. We do so with great fanfare: Parades, speeches luncheons, services, school programs, and other events. Full Story

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Full Story
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Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Full Story