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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/28

America yawns Nobody cares about the U.S. police state By Mark Luedtke Imagine if a media outlet released thousands of documents documenting widespread lawlessness by the CIA including a deliberate effort by the CIA to make the internet more vulnerable to hacking. Imagine if we learned the CIA lost control of the corrupt tools—paid for […]

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Debate Forum: 3/21

Charge or change Ohio towns try new approach to heroin overdose By Sarah Sidlow Quote of the day: “They can either seek help, or they can go to jail.” That was Miamisburg Det. Sgt. Jeff Muncy. And in case you were wondering, the “they” refers to people who survive heroin overdoses. In 2016, the city […]

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On Your Marc: 3/21

Technology flub One writer’s race to find a working computer By Marc Katz Sure, this wireless internet age we’re in is great now, Mr. Obvious, but there were some growing pains. In the middle of Dayton’s 1984 Elite 8 run in Los Angeles, I had to exchange my broken computer with the one being used […]

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On The Beat: 3/21

Class of ’17 Local Broadcasters Hall of Fame honors next class By Jim Bucher One of the cool things about growing up here with one of the few color televisions on the block was the fact that my boys and me enjoyed a slew of network shows and, of course, a wide variety of local […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/21

We thought we were free WikiLeaks uncovers the U.S. police state By Mark Luedtke All hail Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks. No scribe in history has dared expose the machinations of rulers to the extent Assange has. A hero in every respect, including his flaws, Assange sacrifices his freedom and risks his life to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/14

The two-pronged solution Curing the heroin epidemic with the free market By Mark Luedtke A Google search for “heroin epidemic” returns 2,580,000 results. Everybody talks about it, but few really want to cure it, even though the cure is simple. Before you can solve a problem, you have to understand the problem. According to the […]

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On Your Marc: 3/14

A worthwhile bid The Dayton Flyers make it in to the 1984 NCAA By Marc Katz   Just the year before, with the same 18-10 record, University of Dayton officials were awaiting word from their “friends” at the NIT (National Invitational Tournament) for an invitation to that still-relevant tournament after the NCAA made its then-53 […]

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On The Beat: 3/14

Bucher’s Almanac Local green thumbs sow spring wisdom By Jim Bucher So, is it me or has winter passed us by again? Could it be a temporary weather pattern or “climate change?” Seems like as a kid, we were out gallivanting in the snow on a regular basis from November through March. This year, as […]

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Debate Forum: 3/14

Remove and replace? New Orleans Confederate monuments are up for removal By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Ron Rogers   Apparently, what happens in New Orleans might not always stay in New Orleans. In fact, a U.S. federal court ruled March 6 that NOLA has permission to move forward with the plan to remove three monuments many […]

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Debate Forum: 3/7

In defense of brunch Should Ohio revisit its Sunday alcohol policy? By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Illustration by Dayton artist Jed Helmers. Reach him at JedHelmers@DaytonCityPaper.com. See more at JedHelmers.com. Thing to know: “blue law”—as in, a law that prohibits certain types of activities on Sundays. Because, why would you want to buy a car (or a […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]