State has resources as part of Autism Awareness Month


We all could use more knowledge when it comes to families and individuals dealing with autism. Now, the state is pointing the public to several online sites with educational information on what autism is and how it affects lives. Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest-growing developmental ...

Help protect oaks from disease by postponing cuttings


Oak trees have a reputation for being mighty, but these majestic trees need our help in spring and early summer to prevent the spread of a microscopic killer. Starting this past Thursday through July 15, oak trees are at high risk for oak wilt, a serious fungal disease that can weaken white ...

Think about the words you use

Letters to the Editor

A few years ago when I was bartending at the summer weekend concert Hog Wild I learned a valuable lesson of the power of words. A gentleman, whose name will remain anonymous and unfortunately passed away from an auto accident, came up to the bar and ordered a beer. I turned to get his request ...

GOP White House hopefuls position as Trump weighs run


WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting states that will play a ...

National Crime Victim’s Rights Week starts Sunday


The Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office will not be hosting in-person activities this year to commemorate National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, which starts Sunday and extends through April 24. “For the second year in a row, we’ve unfortunately had to suspend in-person activities due ...

Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court


WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s rightward tilt during the Trump administration and criticized by Republicans as a potential power grab that would ...