Editorial Ups and Downs: Highs and lows from last week's headlines

10/17/2014 05:06 PM MDT
UP — The numbers are astounding. In June, July and August, the Aztec Animal Shelter took in 700 animals — per month. 
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Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad
10/17/2014 05:02 PM MDT - HBO now poised to blaze a trail online, but will others follow? In the mid-1990s, HBO made a strategic decision to invest more in original programming and make it the network's selling point, as opposed to the second-run movies that dominated its lineup in the early years. Full Story

Editorial: Fracking and quakes: Political agendas should not substitute opinion for facts and science
10/17/2014 05:00 PM MDT - Dishes rattle; walls crack. In earthquake-prone Japan people know what is happening. In Texas, these tremors are something new, and people are trying to understand their relationship to hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking. Full Story

Editorial: In US, an Ebola crisis of confidence
10/17/2014 04:56 PM MDT - Even as U.S. health authorities continue to tell Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus, their assurances are being undercut by the increasingly obvious deficiencies in domestic planning. Full Story

Editorial: Police should be required to know the laws they enforce
10/15/2014 02:36 PM MDT - "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" — except when you're a police officer. That's essentially the argument the state of North Carolina made to the U. Full Story

Editorial: America's biggest crisis is lack of confidence
10/14/2014 02:04 PM MDT - After the disappointments of the Bush years and the Obama years, many Americans aren't sure where next to turn. Full Story

Editorial: Bogus Border Bashing Keeps Steaming Along
10/13/2014 04:25 PM MDT - As the midterm elections draw closer, the border bogeyman machine is kicking into higher gear. A major part of Republican electoral strategy over the closing weeks of the election will be to stoke fear — about terrorism or Ebola, for example — and blame the Obama administration for not doing enough to address these fears. Full Story

Editorial Ups and Downs: Highs and lows from last week's headlines
10/11/2014 09:24 PM MDT - UP — We're glad to see that local officials are making commitments, however reluctantly, to keep the Four Winds Addiction Recovery Center's detox unit open until a new program is in place. Full Story

Editorial: Treat Ebola like a national security threat
10/10/2014 04:19 PM MDT - American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola, and the possible spread of panic about Ebola. Full Story

Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad
10/10/2014 04:18 PM MDT - An upgrade for Pluto? In 2006, the International Astronomical Union downgraded Pluto from full planetary status to dwarf planet. Full Story

Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburghers talk funny. The city has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote. Full Story
(Mark Kennedy/AP)
Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored. Full Story
(Greg Gayne / FX)
Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.