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Posted at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the para-military police response and the intervention of the National Guard, Ferguson has taken a hit.

Posted Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Not sure I have the brightest tomato plants growing in pots on my deck. A recent check of the caterpillar-munching to plant leaf ratio suggests my tomatoes don’t care if hornworm caterpillars defoliate them. But then I may be wrong.

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Here we go again in the Mideast. We needed to go to Iraq in 1990 in order to protect the small nation of Kuwait. We went in 2003 was an exercise in bad judgment. We didn’t know it at the time, but history tells us the truth of that situation.

Posted Aug 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Fellow beekeepers were talking about ordering queen bees through the mail so I decided to give it a try.

Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 12:09 PM

College interns are a unique category of employee. Rather than simply being hired to perform a task at an appropriate rate of pay, managers are asked to teach these temporary employees about the world of business — the “real” skills that will be...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Predictive analytics is the process by which analysts are able extract information from a huge amount of data in order to reveal patterns and make predictions about what might happen in the future. Predictive analytics is not a crystal ball, but it...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Media reports this weekend, including from the New York Times and The Associated Press, shine new light on Arizona’s execution of killer Joseph R. Wood III on July 23. It took Wood nearly two hours to die, long enough that attorneys for the...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

We have never had so much access to information, but we have never truly known less than we do now.

Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

In recent years the focus of education has shifted from placing value on liberal arts to an emphasis on science and technology. Also, with the high cost of education and mounting student debt, greater value is now being placed on how education...

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