Community health centers play key role in caring effort

Kay Ramachandran National Community Health Center Week 2021 will be celebrated in person and virtually this year through Aug, 14.  Elected officials will join communities across the country in elevating the work community health centers have done while fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 to keep our communities healthy and safe. Their visits and […]

Economics should be an educational experience for every student

School bells ring and students return to classrooms. While some elements of the curriculum made headlines during the spring and summer, there’s been no mention of the need for economic education.  But who needs economic education? Right? Consider some of the numbers. According to the Experian Consumer Credit Review, consumer debt as of November 2020 […]

There’s something funny about the pursuit of fun

In the interest of offering a momentary reprieve from what are justifiably more serious topics — among them pandemics, politics and who’s most likely to start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos — I’d like to change the subject and write about something else. Fun. What is fun, really? We’re constantly encouraged to have it. […]

Real pain of inflation felt in the pocketbook

“If you want to get someone’s attention, hit them in their pocketbook.” This saying has been around a long time, but the truth becomes blatantly obvious as gas prices rise between fillups, groceries cost more each time they’re purchased and utilities and housing costs skyrocket.  Inflation receives the bulk of the blame, but exactly what […]

Biden administration policies threaten to restrain recovery

Americans are a resilient bunch — including entrepreneurs and their employees and investors. According to the latest numbers reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product growth accelerated in the first quarter as the climb out of the deep economic hole dug during the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Yet, President Joe Biden serves […]

Please sir, I want some more news releases

It’s time to revisit a favorite subject of mine: news releases. More specifically, it’s time to beg again for local news releases and the opportunity they afford to share more information with readers. I swear, there are occasions when I feel like less like a newspaper editor and more like the orphan Oliver Twist in […]