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Debate Forum: 8/8

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Blowing smoke Will raising the smoking age to 21 make a difference? By Sarah Sidlow Let’s play a numbers game: In 2015, about 15 out of every 100 U.S. adults (ages 18 and over) reported smoking cigarettes on a regular basis—that’s an estimated 36.5 million adults. Every year, cigarette smoking is the cause of more […]

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On The Beat: 8/8

OTB, after TV – the journey continues Becoming a master of epic transitions By Jim Bucher I could see the writing on the wall or rather TV screen back in late 2012. My television news station boss left for greener pastures and my news director was unceremoniously let go. They were both big supporters of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/8

The Great American Eclipse Hint: It’s not in the sky By Mark Luedtke I see a lot of news stories about the Great American Eclipse coming Aug. 21. The path of totality stretches across the 48 contiguous states. This is big news because the last similar eclipse occurred in 1918. But a far bigger story […]

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On The Beat: 8/1

What ya doin’ this summer? On the Beat readers check in By Jim Bucher It’s that time again to find out what y’all (Dayton-speak) have been doing with your time over the summer. And like our diverse readership here at Dayton City Paper, the things occupying your time is all over the map. But before […]

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On Your Marc: 8/1

Cheese and OJ Dodging ’cycles, risking life for a bite to eat By Marc Katz I’m not going to cry because the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is moving. I mean, in my youth, I always looked forward to going to the Ohio State Fair, which featured the famous Butter Cow. By the time I arrived in […]

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Debate Forum: 8/1

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Of bits and Big Brother What’s the deal with net neutrality? Artwork: Steve Sack By Sarah Sidlow Thing to know: net neutrality. You may remember this from a few years ago, when President Obama formally submitted his support for it. Or recently, when President Trump’s FCC chairman suggested, instead, to take a weed whacker to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/1

Made in the USA Blame US hackers for increase in internet trolls By Mark Luedtke The internet is a cesspool. Every day we read another hacking story thanks to the U.S. spy agencies and their allies undermining security all across the network. We’re also bombarded daily with stories of Russian hackers. They’re one of our […]

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Debate Forum: 7/25

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The H-word Is health care a right, privilege, curse word? By Sarah Sidlow Did you ever have a parent, teacher, or mentor tell you, “It’s not a right, it’s a privilege”? Was it about recess? A driver’s license? What about your health care? There’s been a lot of kerfuffle about the H-word these days. But […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/25

War on us US rulers protect terrorists, prey on us By Mark Luedtke There is no war on drugs, only a war on some drugs determined by who benefits. If Big Pharma makes billions of dollars by addicting people to opioids and much of that money lines the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats, they’re allowed […]

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On The Beat: 7/25

What’s on your mind? ‘On The Beat’ readers chime in By Jim Bucher You know I love my Dayton City Paper readers. Always cool hearing from you—feedback is good. And when I thought about asking a question of everyone at the same time, my loyal followers came through again. Off to Facebook with a simple […]

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On Your Marc: 7/25

Shortstops show the money Dragons’ Justin Turner and Zack Cozart win big By Marc Katz Summertime at the ballpark—and the $64 million question: When you saw Justin Turner play for the Dayton Dragons in 2007, did you think he’d someday sign a $64 million contract? I thought he was good enough to make the major […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/18

Socialism kills pets as well as people By Mark Luedtke I have little sympathy for people who advocate for socialism then get what they asked for, good and hard. Socialism invariably produces mass poverty, shortages, starvation, etc., while a handful of rulers live like kings—there are no exceptions because there can be no exceptions—so the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/11

Big Bang baloney Falsified theory cracking up By Mark Luedtke For 40 years, observations of the universe have falsified the Big Bang theory to the point it reads more like a comic book than real science, but the theory survives like Frankenstein. Maybe you heard the latest bizarre claim about an empty hole in space. […]

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A star, from here, and there

Tennis star Pauline Betz Addie: a Dayton legend? By Marc Katz Wimbledon runs through July 16, and you’re probably as surprised as I was when I first discovered—more than 30 years ago—a native Daytonian won it in 1946. Well, it’s a claim we can make, and a claim we can’t. I didn’t know much about […]

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On Your Marc: 7/11

From dog to watchdog with Clubhouse 22’s Joe Smith By Jim Bucher This gentleman is an award-winning journalist, TV host, writer, producer, news anchor, and executive producer; but no matter what his accomplishments in life, he’ll always be remembered as the host of Clubhouse 22. Sorry Joe Smith, but Duffy the Dog would be proud. […]

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Debate Forum: 7/11

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Nar-can-do? What can cities do about repeat overdoses? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: What’s the best way to solve a city’s drug epidemic? Jail time? Rehab? How about good old fashioned tough love? In Middletown, Ohio, a town overcome by drug overdose emergencies, that question is a tough one to answer. One […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]