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Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The White family had a guest this past weekend. Her name is Alien Annie. She is a handmade alien sock doll with one eye, a twist of purple yarn for hair and she travels with a pillow and blanket, a backpack that doubles as her car seat and a rather large toothbrush for Annie's one upper tooth.

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The tiny house movement is passing me by. And I am so okay with that.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Everyone I know was surprised when I told them I was going to attend my 65th high school reunion. Heck, I was amazed myself that I had survived all those years since El Dorado High School bid us goodbye.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM

The body is a complex system that is usually capable of healing itself when injured, but there are times when wounds simply won't heal. This can lead to serious complications, including extensive infection and even amputation.

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice has made it possible for local law enforcement agencies to fund some of their policing practices through collaborative civil asset forfeitures. The process known as Equitable Sharing drives revenue to local crime...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

To the author of those letters, you need to take your own advice and “let the love and message of the Lord filter through you.” What you wrote to that family didn't come from the Lord.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Posted Oct 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM

After becoming accustomed to having one outdoor kitty — Monica the erstwhile kitchen-cabinet dweller — two beautiful stray male cats have won the heart of our four-year-old. They did so knowing full well that big humans usually give...

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

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