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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/24

Cold war on cash India’s prime minister gets rid of the green stuff By Mark Luedtke World rulers have long waged a cold war on cash. The Federal Reserve [Fed] began taking bills larger than $100 out of circulation in 1969. Today, the high denomination bills that haven’t been destroyed are used by banks to […]

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On Your Marc: 1/24

A woman for baseball Alyson Footer makes strides for women in sports By Marc Katz It is 2017, and we’re still grappling with race, gender, and sex issues, although from what Alyson Footer told me the other day, progress has been made, especially in locker rooms. I wish we could treat the chancellor of Germany […]

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Debate Forum: 1/17

Drink your haterade Should the legal ‘hate crime’ classification exist? By Sarah Sidlow Eyes on Chicago, where four young black men and women kidnapped, bound, beat, humiliated, and threatened to kill a mentally disabled teen—and filmed it for Facebook. The victim is white; he’s 18-years-old and suffers from schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder. Prosecutors said […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/17

Blaming Russia U.S. government puts the onus on Putin to cover a deep state schism By Mark Luedtke Speaking of fake news, U.S. rulers, government, and their media propagandists keep churning it out. The biggest fake news story of the New Year so far is that Russian President Putin caused president-elect Donald Trump to win. […]

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On Your Marc: 1/17

Defend to the end Scott Nagy rebounds as the Raiders’ new coach By Marc Katz Don’t get nervous. I’m going to throw a couple of scores and stats at you this week, just for reference. Normally, I try to stay away from scores and stats here. They sometimes get in the way of a good […]

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On The Beat: 1/17

Swearing-in Miami Valley will be well-represented at 58th presidential Inauguration Day By Jim Bucher OK, unless you’ve been living under a rock or a broken voting machine, you hopefully know by now we’re getting a new president this Friday, Jan. 20. (Was that commentary?) And I don’t really care what your politics are—that’s not the […]

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Commentary Forum: 1/10

The 2016 blooper reel What is the worst thing that happened in 2016? By Sarah Sidlow Late November, Merriam-Webster sent out a distress signal on Twitter: “‘Fascism’ is still our #1 lookup. # of lookups = how we choose our Word of the Year. There’s still time to look something else up.” Yes, that emphasis is theirs. […]

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On Your Marc: 1/10

Too much time, too many issues Politics and sports have more in common than you might think By Marc Katz So, we’re going with an extension of the presidential campaigns, all negative. What went wrong with 2016? What didn’t, except for maybe the Cubs? Let’s face it: the Cubs win the World Series less often […]

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On The Beat: 1/10

My lunch with a princess On the beat with Carrie Fisher, 1956 – 2016 By Jim Bucher OK, I admit it. I’m star-struck. And I was super lucky during my TV career. Anytime a star came to town and was willing, I’d request a sit-down interview. Lots of times, the “stars” didn’t want to bother […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/10

War is always the worst 12 years of conflict with the Middle East is destructive to us all By Mark Luedtke Governments continually get worse because each administration builds on the excesses of the previous administration and grows government. With that in mind, the worst story of 2016, perpetual war, is barely reported compared to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/3

Taxi monopoly Dayton rulers are up to no good at the airport By Mark Luedtke Everybody knows monopolies are bad for consumers, and we’re all consumers. Even leftwing CBS News understands this, but it never hurts to explain it again. “What’s so bad about a company amassing monopoly power?” CBS asked. “When firms have such […]

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On The Beat: 1/3

This, that, and a wrap for 2016 By Jim Bucher Well, for this column it’s time to tie up some loose ends. First, what’s the old saying? “If I’d known I was going to live this long, would’ve taken better care of myself.” Looking back at my New Year’s resolutions for 2016, I’m zero for […]

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On Your Marc: 1/3

Good bite for the bark Frolic into the New Year with the Westminster dog show By Marc Katz I usually don’t tell people how to spend their money or make vacation recommendations, but it’s a new year, with a new administration, and new rules. If you’ve found some extra holiday money jingling around in your […]

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Debate Forum: 1/3

What’s in your wallet? The minimum wage debate By Sarah Sidlow It’s been about three years since the “Fight for $15” became a thing. In case you missed it, it’s the most recent movement calling for minimum wage hikes across the country. It was also a hot topic on the campaign trail (is that finally […]

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debate forum: 12/28

Faking it Apparently, not everything on the internet is true By Sarah Sidlow Breaking news: maybe you shouldn’t believe everything you read online. Still here? Great! Read on—we won’t lie to you. According to Pew Research Center, 62 percent of adults get news on social media. Two-thirds of Facebook users get news from the site. […]

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On The Beat: 12/28

All the fake news (not) fit to print By Jim Bucher Well, with all the talk of fake news out there, we thought we’d get into the act, too. If you can’t beat them, join them, right? By the way, you all know I love this city—and a few jabs here and there never hurt […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]