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Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

The enemy of secrecy  1

How should the press respond to President Donald Trump's claim that "the fake news media" are "the enemy of the American people"? By doing its job. And doing it well. There's a reason an independent press is expressly protected by the First Amendment.

The Charlotte (n.c.) Observer
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

It's time for a proactive look at Kent zoning 

The Kent Planning Commission's rejection of plans for a high-rise housing complex in the Horning Road area could be an indication of a shift in attitudes by the city regarding residential development, specifically the proliferation of high-density student housing.

Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump confronts NATO's free riders 

NATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member. That's a healthy dose of reassurance in a world where terrorism and Russia pose menacing threats. Yet 23 of those countries don't pay their fair share for that NATO protection.

Chicago Tribune
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

McMaster smart choice by Trump 

For those looking for good news on the foreign-policy front under President Trump, his selection of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser should be very welcome.

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
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Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Kudos to UH care 

To University Hospitals-Portage Medical Center and the wonderful professionals that work at our University Hospital: There was so much fear when Robinson Memorial was taken over by what some called "the big UH.

Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump strategy: Another invasion? 1

Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the president issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS.

By Ron Paul | Cagle Cartoon Syndicate
Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Lauds choice for EPA 

It is great relief to learn Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 52-47 to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Now there is hope the EPA will begin to adhere to the U.S.

Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Protect women's health  2

If the Obama era health care law is repealed, women could end up paying more money and receiving much less in return.

Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Putting a price on access to presidency 2

Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's estate in Palm Beach, Fla., has been dubbed the Southern White House, and the president seems to preferring spending his weekends there. That's his choice. Other presidents have chosen to get away from Washington, D.C.

Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

God and the Indians 

I am a full-blooded American and I am proud of it because of what our forefathers did for us. I do not believe anyone should have the power to remove the words "under God" from our pledge to the flag or have the power to remove the words "In God we trust" from our coins we use every day.

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Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Recycling changes 

Less that a year ago our township was convinced by Portage County Solid Waste Managemenrt to switch to weekly curbside recycling pickup. PCSWM also convinced our trustees to use their services instead of a private hauler.

Feb 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Rebellion at the EPA 

New York Post Despite an unprecedented revolt by the agency's employees, Scott Pruitt was confirmed Friday to head the Environmental Protection Agency. But that'll hardly be the end of the rebellion.

Feb 21, 2017 4:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Needless remedy for non-existent problem 1

A proposal before the Ohio House of Representatives appears to be a "solution" for a problem that doesn't exist.

Feb 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Flynn misplayed a winning hand 

America's incoming president was just 22 days away from the Oval Office. It was Dec. 29 and his perpetually highly strung new national security adviser was sure this was the moment he needed to play his first Trump card. And in a very real sense, retired Lt. Gen.

By Martin Schram Tribune News Service (tns)
Feb 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump real target as Flynn took the fall 

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.

Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

OUR VIEW: A win for historic preservation in Kent 

The 1930s era building that originally housed the Kent Post Office and later was the site of the municipal court branch is a downtown landmark, and it has been disheartening to see it stand idle since the courthouse relocated to its new home on East Main Street.

A memorable visit to Romania, Hungary
Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

A memorable visit to Romania, Hungary  1

Keeping track of their son, Jack, and daughter-in-law, Kelly, has turned Paul Organ of Marathon Financial Services in Kent and his wife, Mary, into international travelers.

Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Delving into the details of the state budget 

COLUMBUS -- It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

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Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump hits 'reset' on Middle East peace 

In addressing the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people, the goal must be peace, along with safety, stability and civil rights for all.

Newsday
Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Faith deters quest for mathematical God  4

A friend recently sent me an article titled "Scientists use mathematical calculations to PROVE the existence of God." My friend is a religious man; I am not. Nevertheless, we are both skeptical that a scientific equation can prove a matter of faith.