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Trump vs. Sanders? Could there be a debate in the offing?

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are toying with the idea of debating each other ahead of the California primary. The chance of the unlikely debate came up Wednesday, with both the Republican billionaire and the Democratic senator...

Dogged Bernie: White House isn't Sanders' destiny, but his persistence is admirable

You have to give Bernie Sanders credit. Where Donald Trump's political foes conceded their fight, Sanders continues to pummel away at frontrunner Hillary Clinton, even though the numbers say he cannot wrest the Democratic nomination from the former secretary...

Losing heroes: World War II veterans are dying away and need to be honored

Wayne County lost another hero recently. Hallett Mayo, a World War II veteran and a member of what has been called this nation's "greatest generation," died at the age of 95. You might have seen his obituary. He was a...

Bipartisan backing: House budget version sails through with broad support

A state House budget bill received bipartisan support this week as it advanced through the halls of the lower chamber and on to the Senate. The plan contains pay raises for both teacher and rank-and-file state employees as well...

Ready to Relay? Annual fundraiser has become a Wayne County tradition

The annual Relay for Life is coming up this Friday and Saturday, and organizers are hoping for good weather and a good turnout. Over the years, the event has become one of Wayne County's largest gatherings and certainly one...

The value of data: Trump running a risk by not taking advantage of technology

Donald Trump says he will become president without relying on the polling and tracking data that has become the hallmark of so many campaigns, Hillary Clinton's in particular. Trump said he will take the White House by the force...

GOP: Anybody but Hillary -- while Republicans might be divided on some issues, they are one on Clinton

Republicans might have their differences, but there is one thing they almost universally agree on -- they have to do their best to prevent another Clinton from occupying the White House. Over the weekend, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who...

Mood change: County commissioner rethinking the cost of school improvements

A while back, Joe Daughtery, chairman of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, announced that commissioners, who are in the middle of putting together a budget for 2016-17, were in no mood to raise taxes. We applauded the announcement. We...

One voice: Trump, Ryan meeting gives Republicans hope for November

The chances of a unified Republican party grew by leaps and bounds Thursday as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump reached an agreement to work together to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from taking the White House. Thank goodness....

Trump's taxes: Presumptive GOP nominee is being too coy about records

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says there is nothing in his tax records that is worth making them public at the present time. He said he will release the records after a current audit is completed. We're not saying Mr....

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