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Allen Johnson: No man can give me what I need

Sometimes the hardest thing to say is what most needs to be said. This is one of those times. The subject has gnawed at me for a lifetime, its solution stubbornly elusive. But perhaps exploring it with you will kindle a candle in an otherwise darkened room. So here it is.

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The American West is burning, and it’s not because of drought

Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma and Maria are unstoppable. They rip at our coastlines and tear at our hearts. The yellow, orange, red, even purple colors on the Doppler radar and weather maps this summer have been horrific to see, but that’s nothing compared to the images of flooded streets and wrecked homes. Those images inspired Americans to band together and do what we could for our neighbors in the South. In crises such as these, Americans show what they’re truly made of: unwavering resolve and kind hearts.

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Craig Cudworth: Details matter to community understanding and financial healing

By now, many in the community are well aware that Trios Health is facing significant challenges, underscored by our recent filing for Chapter 9 debt restructuring through the court system. But what remains less broadly understood is who ultimately shoulders the burden of our operations, for better or worse. This theme has recently surfaced from a variety of forums in which the community has had the opportunity to provide feedback.

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Jim Conca: Hurricane Harvey, polar vortexes and extreme heat waves make the case for nuclear power

Harvey made landfall in Texas this week and the flooding was historic. Shaping up to be the most costly natural disaster in American history, the storm has left refineries shut down, interrupted wind and solar generation, caused a constant worry about gas explosions amid gas futures hitting a two-year high, and caused a chain of events that led to chemical plant fires that may be the beginnings of a much larger explosion at the Arkema chemical plant.

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Racism is terror; love must prevail

While Charlottesville had a “Unite the Right” rally where a white supremacist took the life of an activist, my family and I were camping in Northern California. Having no cellphone use, I was oblivious to what was unfolding around the country.

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