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  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 17, 2015

    THUMBS UP! H.U. ATHLETE AMONG WORLD’S BEST
    We marvel at the athleticism displayed by Highlands track and field star Salcia Slack, whose performance in a recent heptathlon places her third in the world. She turned in a stellar performance in hurdles, long jump, high jump, javelin and shot put. As if that weren’t enough, she ran the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.92. We also salute her coach, Bob DeVries, who knows how to attract and cultivate talent.

    THUMBS UP! A SUCCESSFUL FOOD DRIVE

  • Editorial cartoon - April 17, 2015
  • Another perspective - Senate Dems kill capital outlay with gridlock and dysfunction

    By Jason Harper

    The $264 million capital outlay bill that would have jump-started job growth, fixed roads, and repaired schools died an unnecessary death at the hands of the Democratic-controlled State Senate.

    But to hear Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez’s slanted version of events, you’d never know that. So here is what I witnessed, first-hand.

    On Day One of the legislative session, Senator Sanchez proclaimed, “Bills have always come to die in the Senate.”

  • Just a Thought - It is all Greek to me

    By Rick Kraft

    I just bought a book on Greece titled “Learn Greek in 25 Years.” I think it is going to push me. For the first time in my life I can truly understand the meaning of the phrase, “It is all Greek to me!”

  • Another perspective - Preparing kids for financial success

    By Ben White

  • Editorial Roundup - April 17, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    McCook (Nebraska) Daily Gazette on Obama penalty finally getting real (April 10):
    “Why should I pay for something I don’t need,” one young worker was heard to remark when she found out the Affordable Care Act requires her to purchase health insurance.
    That’s the whole idea of Obamacare — if everyone has to buy it, the cost of health care will be spread out among more people, theoretically making it “affordable” for everyone.

  • In Brief - News - April 17, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • Clinton on campaign trail

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    NORWALK, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she’d be as president. What they got instead was a glimpse into the complicated relationship between the current inhabitant of the White House and the woman who hopes to follow in his path.

  • Private attorney to prosecute case

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The prosecutor removed by a New Mexico judge from the case of two Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year has tapped a private attorney to handle the case.

    Randi McGinn has agreed to prosecute officers Dominque Perez and Keith Sandy, who were charged this year with murder in the March 2014 death of James Boyd during an hourslong standoff.

  • Keyboarding returns to curriculum

    By Lisa Leff
    The Associated Press

    SAN PABLO, Calif. — Seven-year-old Ja’Niyah Smith’s first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and as they do every week practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a cartoon pickle, catch flies with a frog’s tongue and arrange virtual blocks into words.

    The students, their legs dangling off their chairs, fell quiet, the silence broken by an occasional “I did it!”