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Together, we can help address local poverty challenges

There is a topic of growing concern, debate and polarization in our community. It is addressing a core community issue that affects all of us — poverty. Many of us, unknowingly, have an “us vs. them” mentality which only further propagates the misunderstanding, fear and negativity surrounding this issue.

Want hypotheticals? Here’s one

WASHINGTON — Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall.

Together, we can help address local poverty challenges

There is a topic of growing concern, debate and polarization in our community. It is addressing a core community issue that affects all of us - poverty. Many of us, unknowingly, have an “us vs. them” mentality which only further propagates the misunderstanding, fear and negativity surrounding this issue.

Safety Valve

Standing with teachers an honor

Wilf Woods | Our day to remember

They used to call it Decoration Day. Congress made Memorial Day official in 1971, a day dating back to 1866 when the people of Waterloo, New York, first honored the Civil War dead.

Eastmont schools build solid system

Eastmont School District has been quietly doing some solid work in preparing students to meet challenges after graduation.

Withering of the death penalty

WASHINGTON — Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.

No headline

Recently we have read three articles about Warren Buffet’s oil trains transporting oil from the Dakotas through Washington to the coastal refineries. The Wenatche World did a good job of reporting on the enviromental dangers this poses. Unfortunately, they did not report the rest of the story. Here is the rest of the story.

Continue embracing multicultural future

Ricardo Sanchez of the Latino/a Education Achievement Project says that during his many years advocating for Latino issues, he has had greater success by being less combative and instead encouraging people to test their assumptions and think deeply about the issues.

Obama drills a hole in policy

WASHINGTON — Here are two facts that cannot be reconciled: The planet has experienced the warmest January-through-March on record, and the Obama administration has authorized massive new oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Common Ground: AOTA improves area

Art on the Avenues continues to make important contributions in our valley. The sculptures that the group brings to the community and the wonderful Beauty of Bronze program for kids have made this a more interesting and art-enriched place to live.

Wilf Woods | An early show of hands

The oldest art form was traditionally found in caves in France and Spain, with pictures of animals dating to more than 30,000 years old. But an even older find comes from southeast Asia, where handprints have been dated to more than 39,000 years old.