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Courts can't do GOP's healthcare job

No one opposes ObamaCare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling Friday that the law is unconstitutional is likely to be overturned on appeal and may b

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Beware the bottleneckers

There is a line that exists when testing private contractors who do private work for the public that we hope the Marion City Council considers in taking up the contractor ordinance passed out of committee last week. Yes, we want building contractors who know what t

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Do or die for the wall

If President Trump is going to get his border wall built, this is the time to do it. Soon, he’ll be dealing with a Democratic Congress and their leader, Nancy Pelosi, and that will likely be the end of any wall talk. The president has been tweeting about the

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A truce at Christmas

We are often besieged by bad news. Death, broken marriages, crime, drug abuse and other troubles can easily make us despair, especially at what is supposed to be a celabratory time of the year. The truth is that bad things happen, and they happen all the

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The bells are calling

Let’s help the Salvation Army this year. As of the end of last week, the Grant County organization was lacking in attaining its goal of $130,000 this Christmas season and the number of bell ringers was down to the point that the Salvation Army is offering $25

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Enjoying Christmas

This is that time of year when people naturally begin thinking about family. Beyond the twinkling lights, brightly wrapped packages and sweet and tasty cookies, many value the time they can spend with family both near and far. Enjoying the fun and festivities with

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