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Students need to do homework before choosing a college, and a field of studyEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to help students pick a college by providing information on employment outcomes, … more
“I am forever grateful that I got to be young and stupid before virality was invented.” So said Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of HuffPost, in a tweet on Aug. 2. By the next day, it had been … more
If you were applying for a loan, would you admit to the banker, “I don’t pay my bills. I find them disgusting”?Would you ask your best friend for a handout with no expectation of paying him … more
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is reporting that 115 people die every day from opioid overdoses in the U.S., a fivefold increase from the end of the 20th century. The NIDA estimates the … more
The Boston Globe, supported by the New England Newspaper & Press Association and Radio Television Digital News Association, solicited editorials to be published August 16th in a “Call to action … more
The midterm election will set the character of the House of Representatives for the next two years.Two years ago, voters elected Donald Trump rather than old party regulars to drain the  Washington … more
Some stories just make us feel good when we read them and remind us that our core values as a community remain intact: compassion, caring for others rather than judging them and working together to … more
We spotted this poignant editorial today as we were reviewing stories in other newspapers. It’s dated Aug. 4 and was published by the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper in Oklahoma. We thought Daily … more
In what smells like false flag operations, “KKK” flyers were distributed in two local neighbor-hoods. Local politicians quite reasonably expressed disdain.The incidents don’t smell right. … more
Given the high costs, parents and students are always looking for an affordable option to pay for a college education.That’s why a plan called an “income share agreement” is increasing in … more
“If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, that’s the highway that’s the best ... It winds from Chicago to L.A., more than 2,000 miles all the way ... Now you go through St. Looey, Joplin, … more
Part of what makes baseball such a wonderful game is that it supplies answers in an uncertain world. Ask a group of people to identify the best novel, most delicious dessert or smartest president and … more
It seems to happen every summer. There is a shortage of blood.Once again the American Red Cross has issued an emergency plea for donors. Many people have already donated, but there continues to be a … more
The free peanuts are half the reason people fly Southwest Airlines. OK, maybe not half, but rarely has a nonfood commercial service had its identity so thoroughly wrapped up inside those tiny packets … more
We understand that most of our readers -- like most Americans -- probably aren’t following news out of Paraguay. But there is a development out of the landlocked South American country that should … more
Kudos to the Rome Police Department and its leadership for its annual community outreach program, of which Law Enforcement Day is but a small — yet meaningful — part.The event draws thousands of … more
Much has changed over the past 25 years.Technology has changed the landscape, in many ways bringing us closer — and farther away — but providing information and access at truly remarkable … more
On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will host “Growing the Collection,” a program featuring books, photographs and other objects that have been donated recently to … more
It’s that time of year again — when hundreds of visitors arrive in Rome, ready to spock and roll and take part in a one-of-a-kind sporting event.The World Series of Bocce is more than just a … more
Once upon a time, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, incumbents and challengers disagreed over the value of limits on campaign funding and spending, but they agreed (publicly, at … more
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