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2014 calendar already crowded with conflicts

Bought my new paper calendar, opting for an artistic look at birds from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and am starting to pack it with important dates. Friends’ birthdays. Homeowners association board meetings. Standing hair appointments that are sacrosanct.

Candidate touts her youth, not hypocrisy

Assemblywoman Lucy Flores decided to test her strengths and weaknesses before declaring herself a Democratic candidate in the 2014 lieutenant governor’s race. That’s smart on her part. Except she didn’t test the things that mattered to me.

Rumor of Smatresk's $125,000 proves false

There are tips that are based on rumors and there are tips that are based on facts. Often, they are based on a sliver of partly true, partly false information. But sometimes a rumor needs to be set straight, even if it’s not true, or else it will live on in history.

Philippines disasters hit closer to home

Two Christian missionaries from Henderson moved to the Philippines in 2007 with the intention of making that country their permanent home. No agency sent them, they just went on their own and settled in Bohol Island.