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How should the county balance its budget? A primer for this week’s poll

After a series of budget workshops, the county has narrowed its budget deficit to about $1.1 million, but that includes a 14 percent property tax increase and 3 percent raises for employees. Now, with more meetings scheduled in the weeks ahead, everyone agrees county commissioners are facing some tough choices regarding how to close the gap that stood at $1.8 million before the proposed tax increase. Read More »

Graphic imaging is still effective after 40,000 years

I’m teaching English at the high school for the first time in many years and my wife suggested an interesting topic to cover the first week to get my students thinking outside the box. We’re learning about Native American pictographs and Emogis. Read More »

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