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DEAR ANNIE: I am writing because I'm seeking your help about my relationship with my 30-year-old granddaughter, "Nadia." Our relationship is more of a mother-daughter type relationship, because my husband and I were involved in raising her. Our son had custody of his children because the mot…

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Why does President Donald Trump, who holds the world most powerful political office, waste his time, energy and insults belittling a quartet of first-year congresswomen?

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New Hampshire may be the Granite State, but it appears to have a wee soft spot for long-shot presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. The best-selling self-help author garnered 1.5% support in a new Democratic primary poll by St. Anselm College.

After the winter and spring we have had thus far, I cannot think of a better way to get out of the house, enjoy some sunshine, and support our community! The time has come for the annual KROS 1340 AM Golf Outing.

As you have been walking along the Clinton river front, you may have noticed red in the sidewalk cracks. This is red sand placed by the Human Trafficking Coalition.

I’m hearing on a weekly basis from people receiving messages through Facebook from “friends” who try to convince the receiving party they are eligible for a big grant or prize.

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Until recently, it was impossible to have an Iowa criminal conviction expunged from a criminal history record – but as of July 1, the criminal court record of some categories of Iowa misdemeanor convictions can be expunged under newly enacted Iowa Code section 901C.3, if all of the following…

Senator Joni Ernst recently came to town as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa. I was one of the 60 or so folks who came to Clinton Middle School to listen, ask questions and listen again.

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YWCA members and volunteers periodically are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, YWCA Marketing & Development Director Sarah Brubaker shares an opportunity for all of us to positively impact our community by taking part in this y…

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DEAR DR. ROACH: My neighbor is battling cancer for the third time. The medical personnel she sees when she goes for her chemotherapy treatments are urging her to get rid of her two cats. They claim the cats are a danger to her health. Wearing gloves and a mask while cleaning litter boxes wil…

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DEAR ANNIE: I will turn 65 this year and can't help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But …

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DEAR ANNIE: I find that I have a real problem with aging. When a flight attendant nicely says, "This way, young lady," I want to punch him. I can't stand the condescension! I hate being old. I am 76 and, while I still maintain an active life -- teaching elementary school music and dance part…

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WASHINGTON -- On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened -- "The Great Republic" was Winston Churchill's tribute -- many of today's most interesting arguments about America's nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance of the De…

After reading about the coverage of Sen. Ernst's visit to Clinton on Monday, I would like to address on a comment made by one of the attendees. No Mr. Van Zee,the Democrats are not party that is interested only in obstruction.

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I had an abdominal X-ray to check on my gallstones, and was surprised to find an enlarged spleen. I was told it might be leukemia or lymphoma! I was sent to an oncologist, who reassured me that I did not have cancer and recommended I get checked again in six months. My doctor…

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DEAR ANNIE: I just read the letter from "Missing My Son" and felt compelled to write a response. I, too, was in a bad marriage for 17 years. We only had one child, a son. I was trying to stay in the marriage for the sake of our son, but after many months of therapy, and the therapist making …

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DEAR ANNIE: This is to the woman whose 81-year-old mother was about to be scammed out of $10,000. I would suggest that you get your mother's bank involved. If she will go with you, see if you can get your mom to sit down with an account representative for some advice. Banks see this kind of …

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We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous.

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WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi is arguably the greatest House speaker of the past 100 years; she is certainly the greatest of the current century. Whatever you think of Barack Obama's first-term successes, Pelosi deserves at least half the credit.

With summer now upon us, many of us think back fondly on our summer escapades. We counted down the days until school let out for summer break, and we planned how we would spend our entire summer with our friends. Images of tree forts, lemonade stands, backyard camping, swimming pools, and sl…

The doctrine that court precedents should have momentum for respect – the predictability of settled law gives citizens due notice of what is required or proscribed – is called stare decisis. This Latin translates as: "To stand by things decided." The translation is not: "If a precedent was p…

Well it’s final: the results are in, and those of us over 50 who watch more than 3.5 hours of TV a day show twice the decline in verbal memory over six years. A recently released study, in Britain’s Scientific Reports, looks at nearly 3,600 adults and confirms it.

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DEAR ANNIE: I used to drink coffee only now and then, just for enjoyment. But since my job has become more intense and stressful, I've found myself needing at least a cup a day to keep me alert and functioning at full capacity. I don't like that I'm dependent on caffeine now. I notice that w…

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I was recently worked up for an autoimmune disease that now seems to be osteoarthritis. I was placed on 10 mg of prednisone for 14 days with amazing relief from my painful shoulder and arms. I am severely allergic to aspirin and do not want to take opioids. The physician has …

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When you're a small city mayor running for the Democratic presidential nomination, television news images of you getting yelled at by angry black constituents is not a good look.

Kudos to the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center director, board and the many volunteers who made a wonderful experience for everyone who came to Felix Adler Day and explored all there is to do at this wonderful museum.

The Fulton Kiwanis Club provided a food booth during Felix Adler Day, with all the proceeds being donated to the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center in Clinton. The mission of Kiwanis is "To Serve the Children of the World." Discovery Center Director Sarah Lind, the Board of Directors an…

That the Democrats' two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called "debates" validates Finley Peter Dunne's prediction that "when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy." Already a linguistic casualty of …

Many people worry about running out of money in retirement. That's understandable, since we don't know how long we'll live, what your future costs might be and what kind of returns we can expect on our savings.

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DEAR ANNIE: I wanted to send you my observation about your advice and columns: You are outstanding! Your replies are heartfelt, and I feel your compassion. Thank you. -- A Friendly Reader

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DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Doctors tried an electrical cardioversion, but it came back after a few days. She is taking metoprolol and Eliquis. We have read about the supplements red clover, turmeric, omega-3 and hawthorn. Should she discontinue the p…

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If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin College, the notoriously progressive liberal arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege, you name it.

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WASHINGTON -- Sometime in the past decade, neoliberals began nervously checking their premises about the inevitable triumph of liberal market democracy. Maybe civil liberties, the rule of law, and free and fair elections weren't so easily installed in societies that had never enjoyed them. M…

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