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A Note From the Editor: Positive News in Abundance

A Note From the Editor: Positive News in Abundance

Thursday, July 02, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

It’s a claim that drives journalists crazy: Why is the media so negative? Why don’t newspapers cover positive news ?

For argument’s sake, if we take the position that this claim is accurate (and it’s not ; media sources generally give a lot of pixels, airtime or ink to arts, music, food and culture news ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 2, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 2, 2015!

Thursday, July 02, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's straining-to-be-memorable Independent comics page: Red Meat has problems sleeping in a new bed; Jen Sorenson ponders the right's rights; The K Chronicles begs people to stop the hate; and This Modern World pays tribute to Jeb Bush.

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Know Your Neighbors: What to Do About Aging Mom and Dad?

Know Your Neighbors: What to Do About Aging Mom and Dad?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

You live across the country from your parents. You’re raising your children and are wondering how you’ll send three kids to college in a few years. You take pills for some chronic conditions and worry that one major medical crisis might wipe out your retirement plans. You live modestly, in a small m...

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Ask a Mexican: Is It OK for Mexicans to Adopt Native Names?

Ask a Mexican: Is It OK for Mexicans to Adopt Native Names?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I read your column of a couple of years ago about Chicanos loving the Aztecs, and it left me both cracking up and intellectually fortified. In the last portion of the column, you added: “But, hey: If you want to change your name from José González to Nezahualcoyotl Moctezuma and go to ...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Thinking of Your Home Garden While Traveling

The Potted Desert Garden: Thinking of Your Home Garden While Traveling

Tuesday, June 30, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

We all need respite from the heat—and I recently received one, thanks to my high school and college reunions.

Luckily for me, they happened on the same weekend, and I wound up splitting my time between two different towns in upstate New York. I visited some tourist spots—and checked out some flowerin...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 25, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 25, 2015!

Thursday, June 25, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's sunny Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at a confederacy of denial; Jen Sorenson listens to captains of industry; The K Chronicles hums a tune while the flag goes down; and Red Meat enjoys an animated feature.

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