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Whoever took my friend’s 5-pound, 12-year-old red teacup Chihuahua from the Stater Bros. parking lot by Burger King about 11:15 to 11:30, Thursday, March 14, I bet the devil is coming to your dreams.

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We were blessed to meet Jeannette Goodman (a Texas woman who walked from El Paso to Simi Valley to draw attention to the plight of homeless and mentally-ill Americans in 1992) and help her. We coordinated the news coverage from Palm Springs to the Ronald Regan Presidential Library. 

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America, while imperfect, has been — is — will continue to have greatness as long as our Constitution, Bill of Rights, American creed, diversity, right to disagree respectfully remain intact.

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The Star’s online thread following Bob Stadum’s global warming as hoax soapbox faithfully represents the tone and tenets of today’s political divisions. People on both sides produced articulate arguments, often with biting refutations of their opponents’ views and motives. The level of vitri…

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I was shocked this morning to read Bob Stadum’s letter on the Hi-Desert Star website stirring up the old dangerous nonsense about climate change being a hoax. I thought even the most ardent climate change deniers had long given up the argument that it isn’t happening at all because the numbe…

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“I will take him at his word.” There is an axis of evil-doers afoot in the world, and the American president is completely in their thrall. Trump is acting in ways that no American president has ever acted, and that no American president should ever act. 

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Regarding shutdown damage at national parks — after reading the article in the Feb. 3 issue of the Idaho Statesman, I have to say that my wife and I had a different experience. We had read all the horror stories about how the parks were being trashed during the shutdown, and we considered ab…

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He created a place where we could be safe — where we could laugh and learn — where we were free to be ourselves. Student after student wrote something like that in eulogies for their teacher John Frakes, who died suddenly this month. They wrote a lot more, and all of it was more eloquent tha…

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When the Morongo Basin was subjected to a wave of cold, wet weather it left some complaining about the harsh winter. What many of them failed to grasp was that, as harsh as the winter has been for them, it has been exponentially more cruel to their homeless neighbors.

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The Lord created us for a purpose, which is to fellowship with him and know him intimately, among many other things. He wants us to be closer than a brother. Draw close to him and he will draw close to you. He seeks us out like lost sheep and rejoices over sheep that return to him. We are th…

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Have you noticed how the same people here locally move from this commission, to this advisory board, to an appointment of the local Copper Mountain College advisory commission; and on and on?

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Military bases and local communities typically share the same people, the same interests, and often the same needs. Service members might live off base with their families, while civilians work on base to support the mission, and their basic utility needs like electricity and water are commo…

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On Jan. 19, citizens of the Morongo Basin, members from both the local Democratic Club and Indivisible Morongo Basin (even two couples from Quebec!) held a rally at the corner of Old Woman Springs and the highway for the third Woman’s March and to protest our displeasure with the current adm…

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When Donald Trump washes up on the shores of hell, Volkswagen engineers, who’ve been there for decades, will celebrate by revving up their diesel engines while warming up the fire with more shovels full, with help from the man who “digs coal.”

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I would like to thank an anonymous neighbor who had called the police to do a wellness check on me since I had fallen in my front yard when it was cold and windy last Tuesday and I had been sitting on the ground for three hours! If I had not been able to crawl into my house before dark, thos…

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