Immigrant children are dying at the border, President Trump boasts of being “locked and loaded” against Iran and the Amazon rainforest is burning. No wonder critics say we media workers should not be spending time on presidential candidates’ gaffes.

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THE CONVERSATION — Today’s growing toll of deaths and serious illnesses associated with vaping represents just the latest variation on an age-old theme: our propensity to willfully inhale substances that damage our lungs.

Paying tribute to great people in one’s life never goes out of style, but Fulton’s community foundation, FACE, has a challenge match underway that makes it a particularly beneficial time to honor someone important or to remember someone dearly missed.

The campaign against Brett Kavanaugh hasn’t required the formation of any super PACs. It hasn’t required the hiring of any dumpster-diving private detectives (so far as we know). It hasn’t even really required any elected Democratic officials.

THE CONVERSATION — Public health organizations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone down 99% since then, with the virus eradicated from most of the countries on Earth.

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out that black applicants failed the written test at a rate much greater than white applicants. T…

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The Minnesota Vikings offensive line has shown plenty of growth since last season. It wasn't the line that created the issues displayed by Kirk Cousins in week 2. That was all about Cousins.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, making New York the second state to consider such a ban.

In the “fire and fury” phase of Donald Trump’s presidency, everyone worried that he’d impulsively start a war with North Korea.

Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng – lawyer, writer and former legislator – is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this city’s youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about Hong Kong’s …

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you give some additional information about H. pylori infection? I was diagnosed with it recently, via biopsies taken during an endoscopic procedure. I was given instructions on antibiotics to be taken, which I followed through on. When talking to my doctor’s physician a…

DEAR ANNIE: I’ve had a HUGE sweet tooth all my life. I have also always been very active, and I eat healthy foods. However, I’m nervous that this is not enough to balance my intake of sugary goodies.

Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” rather than their writing ability. The professor that American University hired to teach that non…

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Welcome to overreaction week. Every year, we go crazy over week 1 results, only to be shocked when that same team that looked unstoppable in week 1 didn't necessary perform to that same standard in week 2.

If you want to understand the current fractures in the conservative movement, you should watch the Sept. 5 debate at the Catholic University of America in Washington between Sohrab Ahmari, the op-ed editor of the New York Post, and David French, a writer for National Review.

When watching television during the days leading up to today’s 18-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, one can’t help but be overwhelmed by the many different angles on which this day of remembrance has focused.

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either.

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Do you know who led the NFL in week 1 passing yardage? If it would take a few moments, we couldn't blame you. Andy Dalton held that distinction with 418 yards and still just finished 11th in fantasy scoring among quarterbacks.

In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

The Clinton High School Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the Clinton County Development Association for generously contributing to the funding of recent improvement projects that were put in place throughout the 2018-2019 athletic seasons.

Are you aware that vaping has become an epidemic among teens? While the rate of teen cigarette smoking is going down, the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising rapidly, and the truth about vaping health risks is becoming apparent.

Over a century ago, as the lumber mills were being removed from Clinton's riverfront, it was a stroke of genius that the construction of Riverfront Park started.

Maybe a handful of readers did not receive a robocall from Social Security, but I’m beginning to doubt it. The numbers of people reporting they received this scam call is surpassing anything I previously heard about in the fraud world. And the pace only seems to be increasing with the passag…

I was shocked and very disappointed to read the August 29 edition of the Clinton Herald stating that the Clinton City Council has scheduled a public hearing on September 10 to sell a portion of Riverview Park property to a Cedar Falls company called Merge for commercial/residential property …

WASHINGTON — Tuesday, Sept. 3, marked the 80th anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Nazi Germany. That country’s brave stand against Adolf Hitler is still rightly regarded as what Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Britain’s “finest hour.” Now, eight decades later, Britain is …

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi, professor at Iowa State University, have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017.

Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious – meaning, of course, impeccably progressive – Coloradans. Then in slithered a serpent in the form of a proposal for a new school, t…

Emmanuel Macron may not technically be a celebrity, but he tweets like one.

It’s never any fun being a budget hawk. You are the chaperon at the high school dance, the seat-belt nanny on the roller coaster, the diet option on the menu at the Cheesecake Factory. No one likes you, and it shows.

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Jack E. Kuehl age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 at The Alverno, Clinton. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

LAGUNA NIGUEL [mdash] John (Jake) Bees, formerly of Sabula and Clinton, IA passed away on Sept. 14, 2019 in California. John was born on July 3, 1946 to Edward and Joyce Bees. He graduated from Sabula High School. He married Patricia McClintock in Clinton in 1966. She passed away in 2016. Th…