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A Simple Carbon Plan

A prominent member of Congress has proposed a comprehensive national climate-change plan. It's only 28 pages long, it's market-based, and it would put money into the pockets of most Americans. This is…

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Naturally Curious: Sept. 1, 2014

Antlion -- the very name conjures up visions of an improbable combination of two distinctly different creatures. In fact, the name is derived from the ferocious, leonine nature of a predaceous larva…

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Column: Rick Perry Works to Forget All That

It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed…

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Column: Attack on Teacher Tenure Is an Attack on Blacks

After the Vergara v. California decision in California's state Supreme Court, which held that key job protections for teachers are unconstitutional, anti-union advocates everywhere began spawning copycat…

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Shaping The Minds Of the Young

Dallas -- A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from chomping on each other. These days, the best-respected programs have…

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Marianne S. Peterson

Charlestown, N.H. -- Marianne S. Peterson of Acworth Road, Charlestown died peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sullivan County Health Care with family by her side. She was 89. Born Sept. 8, 1924,…

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Superheroes Invade the Upcoming Fall Television Lineup

Los Angeles -- Holy comic book heroes! Not since the late 1970s has there been as many network TV shows based on the super-powered characters from the colorful pages of comic books. Joining the already…

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Elusive Butterflies of N.H.

As a small butterfly flutters over his lens, Bob Janules, of Merrimack, N.H., uses his camera to scan for butterflies in a grassy area at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill last week. Janules, who is…

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Paul F. Young

Lebanon, N.H. -- Paul F. Young, 93 formerly of Hanover, N.H. died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Harvest Hill in Lebanon. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, September 1, 2014

Marine Patrol Urges Caution After Crashes Laconia, n.h. -- New Hampshire Marine Patrol officials have been busy responding to crashes this weekend, and they're reminding boaters to be careful. Marine…

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Column: Why I'm Walking Away From the Game I Love

A few years ago, I began to feel guilty about watching football. What started it were the revelations about brain damage we now know the game caused in many retired players. But there was plenty more…

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It's Gronk Time

Foxborough, Mass. -- Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots'…

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Lots of Buzz in the Unknown

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News They appeared along the shores of Unknown Pond reflecting the Kilkenny region mountain called The Horn as if popping from the glossy pages of an outdoor magazine. Dressed…

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Woman Wins Battle To Capture the 'Fish of a Lifetime'

By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune When a fish hit one of the lines Paul and Charlene Lind were trolling Aug. 14 in the Apostle Islands, Charlene was gracious. She let Paul take that fish. "I said, 'I'm…

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Editorial: Nights of Labor

Cancel that festive Labor Day cookout for the great American worker. Life for the working stiff is certainly no picnic these days. It's no secret that middle class wages have stagnated over recent decades,…

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Jim Kenyon: Crisis Communication at the Co-op

Knowing the way that the Co-op Food Stores react to employees who challenge top management, I was relieved to find that Laurel Soderholm still had a job last week. Soderholm, 66, oversees the health and…

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Consumer Confidential: Adjusting for Life in the World of Big Data

The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms." Lynda Adams wasn't upset to receive such a pitch, even though she didn't have neuropathy, a diabetes-related…

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Column: The Power of Not Asserting Authority

Respect is earned, not worn. In 1967 I completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. I was 20 years old and equal parts full of myself and utterly terrified.…

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Simple Hints For a Big Catch

By Coleman Stokes Special to the Valley News Perhaps the biggest compliment ever paid to me was by my friend Larry, who said: "If you go fishing with Coleman, you will catch fish." That was after I…

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Twitch Watch

New York -- Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man. And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others…

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Around the Remote: Television Picks for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Don't Miss Houdini -- "Fear is how I know I'm alive," the title character of this two-part miniseries says as he explains what motivated him to spend his life defying death. Oscar winner Adrien Brody…

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Memoirs Aplenty Coming in Fall

New York -- So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40s was too young for a "life" story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning…

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The Dude Open to Acting, Music Muses

Hey, dude. You in the second row. With the bowling shirt, chewing on the ice in your White Russian. Got news for you. Jeff Bridges doesn't mind that you showed up at his concert because you worship him…

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Stop Inviting Insect Invaders Into Home

The waning days of summer are a good time to make sure your home isn't putting out a welcome mat for insect invaders. If you're like me, you'd rather not share your space with wasps, spiders, stink bugs…

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Prepare for Storms Before They Arrive

Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today.…