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Surviving fires — since 2014

FREE KELLIE’S CORNER

It’s been a tough month, with the isolation of Covid-19 interrupted by fire, so I put a record on and let the music ring through the house. I baked four heads of garlic to caramelized perfection, allowing the heady smell to permeate every corner of our home, then poured a glass of wine and sat down to dwell on dwelling. […]

Political Cartoon

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We’ll need to do a study to find out why money is spent

BETWEEN THE LINES

 I sometimes shake my head at the hoops which have to be jumped through when it comes to government funding. The examples are so wide, it’s hard to fathom the breadth of the issue. Take for instance a story which appears in this week’s newspaper concerning daycare in Mariposa County. I can’t stress enough I don’t fault those who are […]

Domestic violence cases on the rise

FREE FORGING AN ALLIANCE

Since the onset of Covid-19, Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) has seen a huge influx of domestic violence victims needing services now more than ever. We have had a rise in restraining order requests, emergency shelter needs, peer counseling and other resource needs. This increase is due to vulnerable people being isolated in their homes with no way of leaving, while […]

Fostering hate has no place here

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  Is it me, or has the world gone mad? Having been on this planet for almost 62 years now, I’ve seen madness before. Kind of. This country was certainly mad and shocked following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The country was also mad during the Vietnam War. I was in my teenage years then and saw the destruction […]

Political Cartoon

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Hygge (pronounced hue-gah)

PRICE POINT

Price Little For the past while, we’ve all been stuck in between a naïve opening and a prolonged time of being house-bidden. We’re upset and we have complaints, as you would know if you’ve ever read any of my previous articles. I’m quite the controversy as some would say. We’re upset, undoubtedly about the same and different things: Covid-19, Trump’s […]

Getting your name out there

TECH TIPS

Nick LambertI want to dedicate this column to my fellow business owners and individuals trying to find new and creative ways to generate revenue during these trying times. Many of those who own businesses do not realize that there are several free ways to advertise your business online and that take very little time to set up. While most of […]

Inside the U.S. Supreme Court

MARIPOSA COUNTY, ESQ.

Anita Starchman-BryantThe U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The Supreme Court of the United States was created under this provision and by authority of the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789. There […]

Try doing some research, it can be a meaningful exercise

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 It is without doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has brought out many emotions from many people. It’s certainly the nature of being asked to stay home as much as possible that keeps people thinking — maybe too much. I’m certain guilty of this because it seems I have more time on my hands than usual; at least more time at home […]


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