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Updated at 9:48 AM

It’s a new school year and kids are back in their routines, and in many cases that means walking to and from school past the millions spent by the tobacco industry on marketing.According to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2013 Cigarette Report, cigarette companies spent more than $24 million each day in the U.S. in 2011 — that’s approximately $8.37 billion marketing their products in local retail and convenience stores.

Updated at 9:47 AM

In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his...

Updated at 9:45 AM

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and a time to take a personal stand to end domestic violence. It is a time to remember those who have died or have been injured as of a result of violence and raise public...

Updated at 9:44 AM

Richard Hermann, in his commentary in the Daily Messenger on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (“The House always wins”) has missed the point.

Updated at 9:40 AM

Our current foray into war—this time against ISIS, a.k.a. ISIL, or the Islamic State in Syria—is being undertaken under two false premises: (1) that there are “good guys” in Syria whom we can arm, finance and perhaps train; and (2) that a bombing...

Updated at 9:39 AM

When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department “can and must always be a force for that which is right.”

Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 9:01 PM

VICTOR — This fall we again recreated the year 1669, when a small group of Frenchmen led by the famous Robert de LaSalle journeyed to the heart of Seneca country seeking fortune and knowledge. People from as far away as Minnesota and Wisconsin...

Posted Sep 28, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Why do people with substantially more items than allowed still go into the express lane? Do you think it is because we have a national epidemic of financial illiteracy; we are 26th in the world in math; they think their time is more valuable than...

Posted Sep 28, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Substance means something lasting, of quality, not ephemeral, like sheen. Growing up, to me that meant Cadillac: top of its class, first in its field. You knew so from the people or things compared to the brand. Lucille Ball was the Cadillac of...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

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