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Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM

As I get older, I am finding it much more difficult to understand just exactly what it was about summer that I looked forward to each year as a child. Today, even with air-conditioning, the heat is oppressive making it very difficult to enjoy even the least amount of outdoor activity.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Lawyers are often not held in high esteem, unless of course, you need one. “Go Set a Watchman,” the new novel by Harper Lee, has done nothing to improve the image of lawyers.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Let me go on record saying that the good benefits of social media far outweigh the bad but there are times I personally feel that it can do some real harm. Such was the case last week prior to the countywide special election regarding funding for...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Dear America, I remember when you embraced the differences of your people as your strength. Your melting pot, however, has melted and burned the very men and women who have protected you since 1776. When a Muslim terrorist gunned four of your...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Over 130 years ago in "Life on the Mississippi" Mark Twain wrote, "Helena occupies one of the prettiest situations on the Mississippi River.” Indeed, Helena does occupy a special spot on the river and is a beautiful Mississippi River Delta...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

I usually don’t hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly debate.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience “all of us need redemption — justice and redemption go hand in hand.”

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 12:15 PM

“Big Brother is watching you.” That particular phrase from George Orwell's 1949 novel “1984” is frequently used in literature, movies and TV to emphasize too much government and political interference. Written just prior to...

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Living in Helena now for three years, I still say is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I was shocked three years ago with the lack of traffic on Cherry Street, the overgrown lots, the buildings falling in, and the general lack of any...

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