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Nov 18 2013

Lone Star State: Tall Tails

Hidden cameras expose problems in pet stores and flea markets, while shelters have hundreds of available puppies Dogs in the sweltering Texas heat in open-air flea markets, employees refusing to tell consumers information on the source of the dogs, and unhealthy and underage puppies pouring in from out-of-state puppy mills and brokers were among the …

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Oct 03 2013

Improvement talk

District 3 residents started arriving early at Broughton Community Center for the latest town hall meeting. Extra chairs had to be brought in for the bigger-than-expected crowd. These residents aired their concerns as District 3 Councilwoman Kasha Williams, and Mayor Jay Dean paid close attention and gave responses as needed. Jesse Bradley is not new …

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Sep 28 2013

Bossing the poor around:How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives’ cafeterias?

I spent a few months on food stamps this year. As a single woman in San Diego, I qualified for $70 a month — less than a dollar per meal. But I’m lucky and I’m unusual because many of my friends are farmers and gardeners and I know how to forage wild foods. Determined to …

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Sep 19 2013

Walk to end Alzheimer’s:The WALK unites and strengthens the fight

This year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was like no other. Nelda Strong, the Chair for 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Aliceson Howell and several committees worked effortlessly and diligently for the great success that manifested in the number of agencies, volunteers and participants who trouped out for the event. For example, participants came from all …

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Sep 04 2013

Is anyone listening?

Ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall? The television comedy Frasier was one of the most popular TV series in US history. It’s been called “a thinking person’s comedy.” Reruns are ubiquitous, about six episodes daily in our area. Frasier Crane, the protagonist, is a caring, sensitive, cultured – but insecure and sometimes …

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Aug 31 2013

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever. Our system is very different from other countries: It’s worse. …

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Jun 07 2013

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Jun 03 2013

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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