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Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.According to a July 24 CNN report, witness accounts said “Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution,” while reporter Troy Hayden described his last breaths like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”But a relative of the victims had a different opinion.

Updated Jul 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM

The White family rolled into Choupique at around midnight Sunday after three days of Texas-based adventure. Road trips with young children that take longer than five hours are not for the faint of heart ... just fyi. The children discovered new and...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 8:22 AM

After reading the many articles in the Southwest Daily News on the 60th anniversary of the Sulphur Police Department, I am feeling pride in the accomplishments of our citizens involved in the organization.

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Apparently life can't get any better in our household. If recently-released research is to be believed, our household income rate has put us above the 'happiness plateau,' which is the point where people no longer report better emotional well-being...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund webpage, 28 U.S. officers have been gunned down in the line of duty so far this year.

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

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