Special Olympics show us what the disabled can really do

Good news. The R-word — for retarded — is being relegated to the trashcan. A new national poll shows that nearly 9 in 10 people consider “retard” as a boorish, cruel word that simply should not be used. The medical establishment agrees. …

The abortion talk we need, but avoid

Americans, with their tax dollars, are required to pay for countless things they find objectionable.

Federal government not a problem solver

Times are tough — at least, that’s what any presidential candidate not running as an incumbent (i.e., all of them) has to acknowledge during the next 15 months. And most will be proposing all sorts of government fixes for the problems we all face. College is too expensive? There’s a plan for that. Need more reliable child care?

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The abortion talk we need, but avoid

Americans, with their tax dollars, are required to pay for countless things they find objectionable. From wars they might oppose to studies…

31 July 2015 [11:16 PM]
Sensitive information from latest Clinton email release scrubbed

WASHINGTON (TNS) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails through her private server containing sensitive U.S. and foreign government information on a range of issues — from an American detained in Myanmar and Iran’s nuclear program to…

31 July 2015 [11:13 PM]
Obama Iran deal in a danger zone

WASHINGTON (TNS) — President Barack Obama’s determination to persuade the public and Congress to support a historic nuclear agreement with Iran may soon run headlong against a proven political adversary: August. Obama’s White House has seen major initiatives falter in…

31 July 2015 [11:12 PM]
Tyler customers may notice changes to water

The city of Tyler uses chloramines — a combination of free chlorine and ammonia — to disinfect its drinking water supply prior to distributing it to customers. This is a reliable disinfection process that has been recommended by the Texas…

31 July 2015 [11:09 PM]
Back to School events set Saturday in Tyler

Families will be able to take advantage of two back-to-school events on Saturday. Kairos International will host the Family Fun Fest from 3 to 7 p.m. at 626 E. Line St. The free event will feature free food, groceries, school…

31 July 2015 [11:08 PM]
Gas prices dip, oil fields slow down

While many motorists might enjoy the lower cost of fuel at the pumps and added money in their pockets, J.B. McCollum said…

31 July 2015 [10:53 PM]
Wildfire grows to 18,000 acres

A fast-moving fire north of Napa Valley continued to grow on Friday as new evacuations were ordered for residents in a nearby rural town, authorities said.. The Rocky fire north of Napa Valley grew to 18,000 acres on Friday and…

31 July 2015 [10:27 PM]
Palestian toddler killed in suspected militant attack

JERUSALEM (TNS) — A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and members of his family were critically wounded on Friday when their home in the West Bank was firebombed by attackers believed to be extremist Jewish settlers, the police and army…

31 July 2015 [07:29 PM]
Ebola Vaccine highly effective in Guinea trial

An experimental vaccine tested in more than 7,500 people in Guinea was highly protective against Ebola in a preliminary analysis. Organizations who sponsored the work, including the World Health Organization and Medecins Sans Frontiers, lauded the outcome of the work…

31 July 2015 [07:28 PM]
Red Springs couple loses home to fire

A Red Springs couple lost their single-wide mobile home Friday after an electrical fire spread through the home surrounded by tall pines…

31 July 2015 [03:51 PM]
Bond increased for son of murder victim Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX)- On Tuesday, neighbors sat watching as investigators combed through apartment 404 at the Regency Park Apartments looking for clues. Thursday,…

31 July 2015 [09:18 AM]
Stay Cool with 2015 Heat Response Plan

Laura Stephenson and her 10-month-old son, Declan, took a break from the heat on Wednesday morning by spending time cooling off at the Tyler Public Library. “It’s a little warm outside,” Ms. Stephenson told a KYTX reporter.…

30 July 2015 [11:44 PM]
U.S.investigating lion's death, looking for Minnesota dentist

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated…

30 July 2015 [11:38 PM]
Local events to benefit families impacted by illness and injury

Ragan’s Hope — an organization that serves families of children with catastrophic illnesses and injuries — will get a fundraising boost this weekend with two events in Tyler. Classic Toyota, 1717 WSW Loop 323, will host the Tundra Concert Series…

30 July 2015 [10:53 PM]
Coming Saturday

It’s the dog days of summer, but for high school footballers it is time to hit the practice field. On Monday, “fall”…

30 July 2015 [10:37 PM]
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