Tired of life as a rut? Check out ‘Extra Mile’

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Most of us, at one time or another, feel as if we’re in a rut. Some turn to self-help books and/or motivational speakers. Trouble is, motivational speakers are a dime a dozen these days. Yes, some of them are excellent and truly inspiring, but most of them deliver the same old trite, feel-good-warm-fuzzy clichés gussied up in new costumes, bromides

Students learn truth-seeking during visit to local museum

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It was refreshing to read an excellent feature story written by Newsleader freelance writer Cori Hilsgen the other day – a story about how sixth-grade students were learning the importance of primary sources. Hats off to teacher Susan Huls of All Saints Academy, St. Joseph, for encouraging her students to learn critical-thinking skills. Huls said she wanted to show the

Let’s learn about Puerto Rico, which pleads for our help

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That recent terrifying trio of hurricanes brought along with them not only horrific destruction but history lessons. To many Americans, Puerto Rico was always an island somewhere, a vague idea of someplace in the Caribbean. Most of us, I would guess, had forgotten, if we ever knew in the first place, that Puerto Rico is an American territory whose residents

Review home fire-safety tips as Fire-Prevention Week nears

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The week of Oct. 8-14 is an ideal time for National Fire-Prevention Week because a higher percentage of dwelling fires happen in the cooler months when the home-heating season begins and kitchen stoves are more in use. And Fire-Prevention Week is the perfect time to review fire-safety reminders with all family members and to take steps to ensure homes and

Beware of latest ‘solution’ to health-care coverage

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Why do U.S. congressional tinkerers keep thinking that taking health-care coverage away from millions of Americans is a way to improve health care? The latest self-contradictory “solution” is a bill being proposed by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. That culinary duo has cooked up a plan that is no better – and in many

The fate of the ‘Dreamers’ awaits action by U.S. Congress

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The fate of up to 800,000 young people is now up to the U.S. Congress. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced, via one of his tweets, he intended to end DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Later, in another tweet, Trump seemed to soften his position a bit, but in the meantime U.S. Attorney General Jeff