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Today's News

  • Just a Thought - The passing of a special generation

    By Rick Kraft

    Every day there are fewer and fewer “old schoolers” around. One by one they are dying off. I see pictures and read life stories of them almost daily in the newspaper.

    Life is a risk, so I will proceed forward with some thoughts and comments on this subject and take the chance of offending every reader at some point in this column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 19, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Bennington Banner (Vt.) on retirement savings ( June 8):
    If you suspect that you may not have enough money to retire, a new study says you’re right on the money (pun intended). Rather, about half of you are.

  • Grad to develop program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University social work graduate plans to develop a school-based substance abuse prevention program for Latino youths.

    Marcos Martínez, MSW 2010, recently completely his Ph.D. degree in social work from Arizona State University and joins the faculty in a tenure track position at Florida International University in Miami in the fall semester.

  • Dear Teacher - June 19

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: So much of the oversight of children’s progress in school is done by mothers. She is usually the person who helps children with homework, reads to them, takes them to the library and does all kinds of after-school activities with them. Fathers often are not able to spend as much time with their children. It seems to me that children should see fathers participate in school and other activities so that their worlds are not so mother-centered. — Spoke my Mind

  • Institute named after bomb victim

    The Associated Press

    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Bridgewater State University has formally renamed its Institute for Social Justice for the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, and announced plans for a bronze memorial to him on the campus where his parents met.

    Martin Richard was 8 when he was killed in the April 15, 2013, bombing at the marathon finish line that also killed two other people and wounded more than 260. Martin’s younger sister lost her leg and his parents were also injured.

  • School gets money to prevent suicides

    By Regina Garcia Cano
    The Associated Press

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federal education officials have given Pine Ridge School in western South Dakota $218,000 to help students and teachers in their recovery from a string of student suicides and attempted suicides in recent months on the Indian reservation where the school is located.

  • Fiesta Run scheduled for July 5

    Competitive and recreational runners and walkers of all ages are invited to take part in the upcoming Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, scheduled for the morning of Sunday, July 5.

  • Isotopes 2 of 3 vs. Chihuahuas

    Held on a short leash earlier in the week, the El Paso Chihuahuas broke loose on Wednesday night in an 8-4 win over Albuquerque.

    Albuquerque is 30-37 as of Thursday; El Paso is 32-34.

    Held to a combined seven hits over the I-25 rivals’ first two games this week, the Chihuahuas broke through for 11 hits Wednesday and scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away. Ramiro Peña hit 3 of 5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs for El Paso.

  • Warriors’ team effort trumps James’ heroics

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Basketball Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun.

    For the first time in 40 years, the NBA champions are back in the Bay Area.

  • Serving it up