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Earth Day 2016: Let’s ditch the doom and gloom and celebrate our improving environment

Terry L. Anderson, Predictions of environmental gloom and doom meet us at every turn. At the entry of the Chicago Field Museum, for example, is a digital clock reporting “the number of species that have gone extinct since 8:00 this morning”—31 by 1 p.m. on March 27, 2016. Discussions of climate change almost always include

Tips for Growing Green Lawns – Is the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side?

 When you look at your neighbor’s yard this summer, perhaps you can’t help but think, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Well, don’t despair. I have some tips for growing green lawns, including the proper use of lawn fertilizers, that will make it easy for you to gain some respect for your own

Measure to repeal Seattle $15 minimum wage moves closer to ballot

 A Seattle business group has submitted signatures to try to force a public vote to repeal a municipal measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, a leader of the organization said on Thursday. Forward Seattle, which represents restaurants, retailers and other businesses, handed in just under 20,000 signatures to the

Let’s Hope Minimum Wage Hike Fever Doesn’t Spread to D.C.

Hector Barreto  Sometimes it seems like everything in Washington is pure politics – even the simple act of two government workers deciding where to grab their Friday lunch. Of course, that’s especially true if the two coworkers are President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Last month the duo ducked into the Washington, D.C.

The Trauma of Abortion Very Real in ˜The Tenth’s’ Fictional Realm

Leah Barkoukis  We are surrounded everyday by forces of good and evil. Sometimes our nation’s laws and leaders advance the former, other times unfortunately, the latter—just look at the result of Roe v. Wade, which has taken 55 million innocent lives in the last four decades and simultaneously unwoven the moral fabric of our society.