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Those 19 firefighters didn’t need to die by Mark Luedtke Every year, wildfires burn an outrageous amount of territory. Homes and property are consumed by fires. Forests are wiped out. Millions of animals are killed. These fires are perennial personal, economic and environmental disasters on a massive scale. It doesn’t have to be that way. […]

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Debate Forum 07/09

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Debate Forum Center:  Will the buses stop at the Fairfield Mall? By Alex Culpepper Illstration by:  Sam Rhoden For years the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has wanted bus stops close to the Mall at Fairfield Commons, and in 2011 the Beavercreek City Council voted unanimously to reject the RTA’s application for those bus stops. […]

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The cost of living By: Jim Bucher As I stand here fueling up my car – or should I say battleship (at press time, gas is hovering around $3.49 a gallon) – so I can drive to the nearest fast food chain and pick up a $6 value meal, it got me to thinking. What […]

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Parasites destroy local businesses By: Mark Luedtke Downtown bar J Alans is out of business. I spent a lot of time in that bar with owners Phil, Carla, Jeff and Junior – all of whom I like a lot – as well as the bartenders and regulars. J Alans was the cultural center for live music […]

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Debate forum 07/02

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Debate forum center: Controversy may reveal who or what can be considered a “person” By: Alex culpepper Illustration:Sam Rhoden   People who closely watch cetaceans have noticed a few things about them. They are intelligent and curious, and they have all the characteristics you would expect to find with well-developed minds. They have language, culture and […]

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Abandoned puppies by Mark Luedtke   Photo: [l to r] The author’s daschund and the two puppies left outside his house   On January 31 of this year, my girlfriend and I were forced to take care of two abandoned puppies. I took my dachshund out in the evening as usual, but as we walked onto […]

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Buch’s wild kingdom By Jim Bucher Photo: The Bucher family pet: Chinny the chinchilla We’ve had pets as far back as I remember – my parents loved Boston terriers. They had two: one before I was born named Tuffy, then during my early life, Tuffy II was a part of the Bucher household. My father […]

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Debate Forum, 6/25

Debate Forum Center: The federal government made voter registration easy, but some think it’s too easy By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joel Pett The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) was an attempt to make voting registration simple and easy for a number of people. Potential voters can register to vote when they renew a driver’s […]

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What does the Dayton City Commission have to do with right to work? By: Mark Luedtke Right-to-work laws are determined at the state level, not the local level, so it might seem like the Dayton City Commission wasted a bunch of taxpayers’ money a couple of weeks ago when they passed a resolution unanimously opposing any right-to-work […]

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On the beat

Back on the beat with Ashley Martin By: Jim Bucher During my career at a certain TV station in town, my duties morphed into a bunch of things. One of those things was to profile “up and comers.” So, now it’s cool here in the Dayton City Paper to continue to highlight what’s great in […]

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On the Beat with Jim Bucher

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The Bob Barker of Dayton radio By Jim Bucher Photo: Rick LaBeau handling the hosting duties for the weekly  broadcast of Mix 107.7’s Saturday Night Mix; photo credit: Rick LaBeau If Rick LaBeau were on a baseball team, he’d be called a utility player. You know, a guy that can pinch hit, run bases and play almost […]

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The U.S. is still lying about its spy programs By Mark Luedtke If I told you about a government program that recorded every electronic communication of its own citizens – phone calls, emails, texts, chats and anything else it could think of – you would think I was talking about China or Russia. The Chinese […]

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Commentary forum, 6/18

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Commentary Forum Center: Has Big Brother finally got our numbers? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Nate Beeler Reports are already hailing Edward Snowden as the possible heavyweight champ of whistleblowing for providing information to The Guardian newspaper about the National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering efforts that has the country in uproar. Snowden had access to this […]

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On the Beat with Jim Bucher

Some good out of the bad By Jim Bucher Photo: 2013 recipient of the Wahid Abdullah Memorial Fund Scholarship, Da’Montae Quincy, with Jim Bucher It happens way too often. We hear about it almost daily, someone’s life taken by the hands of another. This happened 20 years ago. It was summer 1993: a promising young high […]

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Backlash against Monsanto and GMO foods by Mark Luedtke Monsanto is another of government’s corporate agents that is literally poisoning our food supply. The newest technique is modifying the DNA of crops to supposedly improve them. Health News Magazine explains how this got started, “The challenge of effective weed control spurred a ‘great’ idea from the […]

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Debate forum, 6/11

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Debate Forum Center: Supreme Court says your DNA is not private matter  By Alex Culpepper  Illustration: Chris Britt In 2003, a woman was raped and robbed in Salisbury, Md. Her assailant was never caught. That is, until 2009, when Alonzo King was arrested for an assault in a town near Salisbury. At that time, Maryland had […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]