Column: A Texas-sized plate dispute

12/17/2014 05:20 PM MST
WASHINGTON -- The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might consider that judgment premature, given its conflict with the state's Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles. 
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Column: No defense for mistakes in rolling stone rape story
12/17/2014 05:18 PM MST - Like the best crime fiction, Rolling Stone's infamous article about a purported gang rape at the University of Virginia was vividly written. Full Story

COLUMN: 12 precautions you can take to keep your pets safe this holiday season
12/17/2014 10:54 AM MST - Christmas and New Year's are wonderful holidays and a great time to be thankful for the many blessings we experience not only in these United States but in particular here in the Four Corners. Full Story

COLUMN: Christmas can happen daily
12/17/2014 10:54 AM MST - Today, a close friend of mine is heavy-hearted. She lost her mother this time last year. The wound remains wide open. Full Story

Column: Germany's energy transformation based on unsustainable subsidies, an unstable system
12/16/2014 04:30 PM MST - On Dec. 3, while 190 governments were meeting for two weeks of climate change talks in Lima, Peru, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed to a package that continues Germany's optimistic but unrealistic goal and increases subsidies for measures designed to cut emissions. Full Story

Column: We're a Nation of Laws
12/16/2014 04:28 PM MST - Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture. Full Story

Column: Today's students are at risk of getting lost in videoland
12/16/2014 10:54 AM MST - Last week, my eighth-grader engaged in World War I-style trench warfare. It involved students in his classroom arrayed in ranks and a great many wadded paper balls. Full Story

Column: The Downside of Living Alone
12/16/2014 10:52 AM MST - The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by the U. Full Story

Column: It's Not About Race
12/12/2014 06:00 PM MST - Remember Kelly Thomas? Didn't think so, but it's understandable. Thomas was an unarmed mentally ill homeless man from Southern California who was tasered, clubbed and beaten to death in Fullerton by three cops in July of 2011. Full Story

Column: We need to confront uncomfortable truth about race
12/12/2014 05:58 PM MST - President Obama's observation that racism is "deeply rooted" in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn't make it go away. Full Story

Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story
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Film students to play role in Academy Awards show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Full Story