Rotten to the Core

(September 11, 2014) Editor: While I appreciate the efforts of Grant Scott-Goforth to paint a palatable and even gushing verbal picture of the current adaptations of schools to the Common Core mandates ("The...

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Publisher

Growth, Change

(August 7, 2014) I've been shedding job titles since 2003. The first one was hard to give up — the title of editor. Later, we hired a sales manager and transferred those duties....

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Media Maven

Scare Tactics

(August 28, 2014) Here's my dark secret: I teach journalism but I hate reading the news. As my husband devours the two newspapers we get delivered each morning, I skim through them like...

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Buhne Tribune

Albin and the 'Scripmonks

(September 4, 2014) Oh, Councilman Albin. Did you seriously select as your campaign motif a ship's wheel with the motto I'm On Board? I ask because, according to a report in the Lost...

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Vote For Prohibition, Or ... Just Stay Home

(August 7, 2014) Hey, you: Do you trust full-grown adults to decide for themselves whether to inhale the smoke produced by setting fire to a leafy plant? You do? Well, if you call...

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Game of Groans

(July 3, 2014) Has anyone else noticed the erroneous TV schedule listing for the Access Humboldt channel? On the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month, for instance, Access's local government channel...

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The Numbers Game in America's Education Casino

(August 28, 2014) The axis on which U.S. higher education turns is enrollment growth. It is a numbers game akin to Wall Street's casino. Hence the statistic in the North Coast Journal's "Ground...

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Five Things To Know

Before You Get Smashed

(August 21, 2014) 1 Drinking is fun. Being drunk not so much. See the line between the two? Blurry, isn't it? Put down the wine glass and get some water instead. 2. What's...

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Before You Send Your Child Overseas

(June 26, 2014) 1. Everyone will gush, "What an amazing opportunity!" but few people will say, "Oh, yeah, that's going to rip a chunk of your heart right out as you wave goodbye...

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Twist!

(September 11, 2014) Editor: Wow. I was delighted to read Paul Mann's article in the Aug. 28 NCJ ("The Numbers Game in America's Education Casino")! Rarely do I run across such a concise,...

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Need News

(September 11, 2014) Editor: Regarding the latest Media Maven lament, "Scare Tactics" (Aug. 28), I take exception to the comment: "The problem with the news industry is that it feels compelled to report...

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Pensions Still Running High

(September 11, 2014) Editor: Regarding a pair of letters ("Pension Tension," Sept. 4) recently challenging my comments on government pensions ("High on the Hog," Aug. 28). Mary Ella Anderson's main argument appears to...

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Follow the Money

(September 11, 2014) Editor, We all know that local government is broke and looking for more income ("Busted," Aug. 14). That's not news. The real question is graphed in the chart of county...

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    • "The problem with the news industry is that it feels compelled to report what's new."…

    • on September 12, 2014
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    • This one kind of threw me for a loop. I agree with your message that…

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    • Marcy, I hear you, but if newspapers ran their main headline with "Nothing Bad Happened…

    • on September 9, 2014
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