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Politics as usual in United States

November 18, 2015 France’s reaction to terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris was an air strike against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria. more »»

Spirit of the season alive in Dayton

November 17, 2015 At a time when every bit of goodness is particularly precious, the small Webster County town of Dayton has experienced another wound. more »»

USDA awards wetlands grants

November 16, 2015 One of the keys to keeping our natural environment healthy is making certain that water resources are appropriately protected. The U.S. more »»

We grieve with France

November 15, 2015 Today The Messenger grieves with France. We grieve for the lost, the wounded, and those who survived the horror of the attacks in Paris on Friday. more »»

Policy is changing in Afghanistan

November 14, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

Parents must monitor kids’ media use

November 13, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Is a deal with North Korea possible?

November 12, 2015 American officials are eager to conclude an Iran-style deal to prompt North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal, President Barack Obama said recently. more »»

Today we pay honor to our veterans

November 11, 2015 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»

Involvement in Syria is a huge risk

November 9, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Let’s rescind ‘robocall’ exemption

November 6, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cellphones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy causes. more »»

Accountability should be the norm

November 5, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucrat. more »»

The new speaker has a big challenge

November 4, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»

Swimming program gets some help

November 3, 2015 Tight budgets make it difficult for important extracurricular programs to pay for all of the enhancements that would be beneficial to the young folks who participate in them. more »»

Local economy continues to boom

November 2, 2015 The economic boom in Webster County continues to unfold. Go. more »»

Make your voice heard at the polls

November 1, 2015 Sometimes people pay less attention to local elections than would be ideal. It’s important that Fort Dodgers not make that mistake this year. more »»

More problems emerge at troubled VA

October 31, 2015 Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal. more »»

Have a Halloween that’s fun and safe

October 30, 2015 Unlike most holidays, Halloween really has no serious purpose. It’s primarily an opportunity for harmless, child-oriented fun. more »»

We should listen to this Nobel laureate

October 29, 2015 To the jeers of liberals who claim they are merely insensitive to the poor, conservatives have argued for years that simply throwing money at the economically disadvantaged is foolish. more »»

More federal revenue isn’t the answer

October 28, 2015 The federal government needs more of our money, some Washington politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»



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