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Has government out-paced our desire, or our ability to understand?

West Life’s writers work very hard, week in and week out, to bring our readers an understandable accounting of what happens each week in the Westshore. We deal in police contracts, school board elections, state budgets and environmental studies (and yes we offer features fracking, car shows and artists among many others). You live in [...]

Guest column: Is it too late to change this election?

The pep rallies have begun. This week in Tampa and next week in Charlotte, party faithful will cheer on the candidates, their surrogates, and others who have earned a spot in the political limelight. Very little news will come of these, but we’ll see and hear more than enough of both regardless. It’s kind of [...]

Ohio president’s promise destroyed by mad gunman, bad medicine

The passing years and his short tenure in the White House led James Garfield – and his promise as president – to be largely forgotten by Americans. But the loss of the president affected Americans deeply at the time, author Candice Millard says.

Hats off to a great summer

Meagan Steed North Olmsted If someone were to tell me that the summer before my senior year of college I would have both an internship at a local newspaper and a position at a local millinery shop, Studio St. Marie, I would have thought they were crazy. I had a wonderful time working with the [...]

 

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