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Viewpoint: Roch’s bill would protest federal overreach

Federal overreach hurts everyone. The Edward Snowden affair showed us how far government has gone in gathering information on all of us, endangering privacy. Because of misguided federal “No Child Left Behind” policies, teachers  teach tests, and children are learning only how to pick from five options to black out a choice. Nowhere is federal […]

Inmate life offers lessons for all of us

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor I taught adult education classes at the prison in Santa Rosa for a while before I rejoined the ranks of journalists. I know I learned at least as much as I taught about the men we place behind block walls, chain link and concertina wire. Some of the lessons […]

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‘He shall give thee the desires of thine heart’

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works…” Ephesians 2:10 Recently, a friend of mine wrote a column about what it is like to grow older. None of us had any idea what today would be like 30 years ago. This is the same friend who […]

Cremation has no impact on whether one goes to Heaven

By Leaonard Lauriault Religion Columnist A long-time friend passed away recently and for reasons not germane to this article, and without regard to whatever her or her family’s plans were, she had to be cremated. Because of that and in addition to their loss, a couple of factors brought considerable concern to some of her […]