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NorthWestern‘s fight against renewable energy hurts all of us

Recently, the state’s largest electric utility, NorthWestern Energy, took to these pages to yet again complain about renewable energy. This… Read more

Letters to the Editor

Practice kindness, patience, respect

“I define politics as the desire to preside over property and make other people's decisions for them.” — Seattle Novelist Tom Robbins Read more

Prescriptions replace campaign ads

Thank God for Nov. 7. Now I go back to watching ads for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Afib, erectile dysfunction and Xeljanz, to n… Read more

Polling place pleasant despite contentious campaigns

With all the negativity and animosity that surrounded the campaigns, I was not looking forward to working as an election judge at the Steve… Read more


In-home care options for Hamilton people

Look at local, professional care & support options for a parent, spouse or family member who needs some extra help.


Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Hamilton need to know before they decide.

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Commentary: I grew up watching the hills burn. Now L.A.'s fires just seem cruel

This was always the best time of year: hot in the day but without sunburn or sweat, chilly at night with clean skies and bright stars. Autumn was always the best. Except for the wind, friends used to say. But no - especially the wind. The powerful Santa Anas. Warm and yet cold. Electric. Strong. Except for the fire, they would say, but again - no. The fire was all part of it. Wild, ... Read more

Commentary: Fashion and politics: In defense of the 'I Voted' sticker

As a recent transplant to Chicago, I was eager to cast my ballot on Election Day. And I'm not ashamed to admit that I was equally excited to get an iconic "I Voted" sticker to patriotically don on my lapel for the rest of the day and, perhaps more important, to highlight in my all-important, post-voting selfie. In my previous hometown of New York City, the stickers featured a design motif ... Read more

Commentary: Sanction Iran, support Iranians

On Nov. 4, the U.S. renewed sanctions against Iran's oil, shipping and banking sectors. The world should join the United States in imposing these sanctions, which are a consequence of the Iranian government's choices to sponsor terrorism and pursue nuclear capabilities. At the same time, we must also join in supporting the Iranian people's pursuit of life free from the regime in Tehran. As ... Read more