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Federal tax cuts make state tax reform urgent

Up to its final moments, 2017 bore an astonishing number of changes. Federal GOP leaders passed a tax bill that gives big corporations, millionaires, and billionaires a lot to celebrate — a massive injection of wealth at the expense of the rest of us.

Op-Ed

Elder Orphans – the growing number of people who age alone

With luck and good genetics, you might be able to live on your own terms till the end of your days. But chances are, if you live long enough, you’ll eventually need help with things like cooking, cleaning and personal care. And independence becomes harder given the growing number of people who are aging as “elder orphans”.

Letters to the Editor

Republicans must stop interfering with Russia investigation

For the past several months I have been disturbed to see congressional Republicans working to interfere with the investigation into Russian interference in our election. To me this is clearly a bipartisan issue, but I have seen one party of our government trying to distract or to sweep it under the rug. This morning I was very happy to see Senate Democrats call our their Republican counterparts on this interference.

Letters to the Editor

Letter from an ashamed American

Just when I thought that this President could not outdo himself concerning his daily ignorant, racist, foolish statements, he does. His statements concerning FISA and immigration were jaw dropping and appalling. I am ashamed to call this man my President.

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