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Properly sourced, carefully edited journalism, with no other agenda than to provide truth and context has always been important to help citizens gain knowledge and understanding, but perhaps now, unlike no other time in history is it paramount for the future health of our state and nation.

The Power of Journalism in a divided time

Properly sourced, carefully edited journalism, with no other agenda than to provide truth and context has always been important to help citizens gain knowledge and understanding, but perhaps now, unlike no other time in history is it paramount for the future health of our state and nation.

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Lori Townsend
A wish for my birthday

I like tradition. When I was a kid my mom made me a birthday cake every year, shaped like a Christmas tree, frosted green and decorated with lots of color. She made sure that it was a special day for me, even though it was two days after Christmas and it would have been easy to sort of lump them together.

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Lori Townsend
Facing Fear

I recently read Maus by Art Spiegelman. Finished it on a cold Sunday afternoon and then had to walk in the sharp 16 degree air for more than an hour. Needed to let tears freeze to my cheeks so I felt a little discomfort, a sickness in my belly from the horror that happened to so many Jews, of reading about Polish people, some who helped, some who did not, from understanding that even other Jews would give up their own people to try to save themselves. 

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Lori Townsend