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12 years without a minimum wage raise

We’ve hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage – 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on ... Read more

OP-ED: The Mom and Pop tax break

This month, millions of families in the United States will see hundreds of dollars in their bank accounts that weren’t there before. It’s so rare ... Read more

OP-ED: Raising the postal rates

The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to raise mailing rates could present one more damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and ... Read more

OP-ED: THE IDLE AMERICAN: Slowest of news days?

Historians who tired of seeking origins that mattered much probably risked losing their licenses oh, 1.4 centuries ago. That’s when they scattered like quail in a ... Read more

OP-ED: Story Over a Cup: In search of the lost topic

I hate it when writing runs cold. When you have the perfect topic and for a couple sentences the topic writes itself and then… Nothing. ... Read more

OP-ED: Rural America Needs Sound, Predictable Tax Policy

They say that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While those two certainties are undeniable, we need to make sure that family-owned ... Read more

OP-ED: From the Mayor- The Assignment

Over the last 7 years I have learned so much about life and met people from all over the community but most importantly I have ... Read more

OP-ED: National Day of the Cowboy: Remembering the cowboys behind the saga of Lonesome Dove

Keep your saddle oiled and your gun greased because the “National Day of the Cowboy” – the fourth Saturday in July – is finally here. ... Read more

OP-ED: Centering Black Women in policy is key to future families’ prosperity

By Aisha Nyandoro, Marjorie Sims and Trene Hawkins From leading marches for racial justice, to developing the COVID-19 vaccine, to reaching the second-highest office in ... Read more

OP-ED: My Five Cents- Property tax relief bills pass the Senate

Even though many House members and some State Senators are still in Washington, D.C. to break quorum, special session continues in Austin. The State Senate ... Read more

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