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Father’s Day in America

on Monday, 11 June 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Letter to the Editor

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor: It is time for immediate action to protect our children and teachers. All the arguing is going nowhere.The solutions to date rely on more debate, congressional action, more studies and more politics. Let Florence set the standard; I recommen

‘Net Neutrality’

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of ... yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Ne

A first time for everything

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Since having moved to South Carolina I have experienced my share of “firsts”. These “firsts” range from new restaurants, new words, and overall new experiences. I wanted to talk about some of these experiences that I have had. Some were good, some were gr

Climate change is an immediate not long term threat

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Hugh J. Sealy Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of a highly polluted Superfund site that’s at risk of flooding due to climate change. A flood at any of these 327 locations could spread toxic waste to the surrounding community, according to

News Journal’s new editor says “Hello”

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Hello, my name is Philip James Maenza III. I am the new editor here at The News Journal. I have already met so many new people and long time readers of The News Journal and I look forward to meeting many more. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself

Note to Seattle: If you want less of something, tax it

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp What’s the best way to help the homeless? While there are lots of reasons for homelessness in America, ranging from mental illness to the use of e.g. “sex offender registries” to put certain areas off-limits to certain people, poverty

High priced college textbooks: Uncle Sam to the rescue

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson If you are a college student, professor, or bookstore employee, you know how jarringly expensive college textbooks are. It isn’t unusual for college students to have to spend over $1,000 per year on books. In an attempt to reduce

This journey ends, a new one begins

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’ve dreamed about retirement for many years, but now that the time has come, I’m a bundle of emotions. Monday was my last day with Swartz Media. For the first time since I was a teen-ager, I’m unemployed. That’s a little scary. It is also freeing and ex

Destroying forests unleashes new diseases

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Rob Cohen Every minute, logging companies and farmers cut down or burn about 30 football fields’ worth of forest in developing nations. That’s not just an environmental tragedy. By forcing animals from their habitats and bringing them into closer

The changing face of deafness

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Donna L. Sorkin and Colin Driscoll Less than 1 percent of babies in the United States are born with some level of hearing loss. That may not seem like much. But it means that up to 12,000 American children enter the world each year struggling to hear

Making travel plans? Consider S.C.

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Weather is improving, summer is coming so now is a good time to start planning a vacation or weekend getaway. You don’t have to go far – there is lots to do and see right here in our own state. VacationIdea has developed a list of the 25 Best Places to V
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