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Ordinance bans mining permits for now

The Baker County Commission granted preliminary approval last week to a proposed ordinance that would establish a temporary moratorium on all new applications for mining permits in the county.  Read More »

Ferguson verdict: time to learn a lesson

It’s certainly been hinted at enough in recent months, and late Monday before this newspaper was zipped off to the printing plant (early for Thanksgiving), the news came down that a St. Louis County grand jury did-n’t have sufficient evidence to indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death last August of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read More »

Column dialogue: is it accurate or ‘embellished’ a bit?

People have often asked me whether the conversations I have with my wife and children in my columns are accurate. I usually respond that they have a basis in truth. That means you make them up, they often say. No, I reply, I embellish.  Read More »

Jobs for welfare recipients getting a GED

Welfare recipients in Baker County now have a new avenue to job training while earning their GEDs through the school district’s adult education center. Read More »

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