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As Republican politicians keep trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the people they represent keep sending signals that they support expanded health coverage. Maine voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday to expand the state’s Medicaid program under the ACA. The vote was...
DEAR ABBY: I am a lesbian. My girlfriend and I have been dating for six months. We have an awesome relationship and are very happy and open with each other. I know she has dated guys in the past — so have I — so I’m not worried about that nonsense at all. But I recently found something of hers...
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Chris Hemsworth, left, and the Hulk in a scene from 'Thor: Ragnarok.' Marvel Studios via AP
Once again Marvel has put out a new movie; last week ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ the second sequel to 2011’s ‘Thor,’ was released forcing Marvel to once again top themselves. For a single hero movie this one had multiple Marvel characters adding to the appeal this story already had. Thor, played by Chris...
As stated in last week’s column, the U.S. Mint began taking orders, today, Nov. 13, for the George Rogers Clark (Indiana) National Park quarter. A photo of this coin has been provided with this column. There will be a small coin show on Nov. 19 in Hinsdale, N.H., at the Millstream Community...
In this world where bad news spreads quickly, it’s easy to feel discouraged. Our social media platforms are filled with the latest tragedies, including mass shootings, and they seem to be happening with more frequency. The country is divided politically, the world is in a state of unrest and,...
DEAR ABBY: After my future son-in-law moved in with our daughter, my husband and I stopped by unannounced to visit. He answered the door in his underwear and never bothered to go put on a pair of shorts. We didn’t say anything and, of course, didn’t stay long. It was close to Christmas, so we...
I would like to begin by thanking all veterans who have served our country. Although this writer never served, my father did proudly as member of the Air Force 357th Fighter Group. He was an armorer on P-51 Mustangs, the fighter plane he proudly boasted “won the war” because it had enough range to...
Various fruits and vegetables are okay for dogs to consume in limited amounts. However, before feeding your dog any fruits and vegetables, do the research necessary to determine which are okay and in what quantity. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Is it safe to give a pet broccoli? — MAX, Boys and Girls Club, Leominster ———  DEAR MAX: What did dogs eat before dog food? Anything they could scavenge — or that their people shared with them. Early in “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the family dog...
How can we possibly say “thank you” enough? That is the question which we as a nation must ask ourselves each year on Veterans Day and certainly 2017 is no exception. How can we thank a generation of young Americans who left the farms and the small towns and the cities, and went to France to...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl and a junior in high school. I have a crush on a guy who’s 14 and a freshman. I know age gaps don’t matter as much later on, but the difference between 17 and 14 can be drastic. “Jake” is really sweet, and he’s as interested in me as I am in him (unlike the boys...

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