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What’s wrong with starch on top of starch?

BETWEEN THE LINES

 As I was sitting at my desk pondering what diatribe I might come up with this week, a frozen turkey hit me in the head. Thanksgiving, of course. This is our Thanksgiving edition with a special section dedicated to local businesses, I reasoned, so why not. Of course, this year is quite different than Thanksgivings past. Covid-19 has changed the […]

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America is facing a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic

GUEST OPINION

The nation is facing a serious threat from Covid-19 this coming month. Nationally new daily cases have tripled over the past month. A portion, about 12 percent, of positive confirmed cases will be hospitalized, and a smaller portion will die. Daily new cases have tripled from Oct. 19, deaths should triple by Dec. 19. About 4,000 to 4,500 people will […]

Of Covid-19, minks and laws

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Editors’ note: Peter Krogh Andersen is a journalist and teacher from Denmark who brought a group of students to Mariposa two years ago. He wrote about the Covid-19 pandemic for this newspaper from his perspective in Denmark when the pandemic began. Here is an update. It’s been a while since I wrote about the view from Europe, so here is […]

Just a quick touch of a screen away

FIRST DRAFT

 After securing my job here at the Mariposa Gazette and moving away from home in Los Angeles County, I found myself beginning to worry about what I’d be missing from my family’s life. Although I am only a mere 300 miles away from home, I instead find myself measuring the distance according to the five hour time frame it would […]

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Corporate money not new in sports, but now obvious

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 We’ve all known if for years. Decades, in fact. There have been countless movies made about it. It’s regularly discussed by enthusiasts across the country and around the world. But Covid-19 has made it clear. Money is the real driving factor when it comes to professional sports. It’s becoming painfully clear the money is from the corporate interests and not […]

How elections actually ‘work’

PRICE POINT

Price Little Joe Biden is to be our next President and Donald’s done whether he likes it or not. However, let’s talk logistics here since some seem to not understand how their own elections work. It’s not too complicated, nor is it too simple. Voting. Votes are counted in batches. You remove the ballots from the envelope, and then stack […]


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