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Politicians need to be more restricted

Kate Price November 28, 2013

Controversies have been abundant in the world of politics recently. The amount of leeway and freedom that politicians receive may be too much for them to handle. The United States politicians are some...

Obama works to legalize current illegal immigrants

Jessie Thomas November 28, 2013

Sleeplessness is very common for President Barack Obama and the House of Representatives after the battle with Syria and the government shut-down. Now, Obama wants to get involved and help illegal aliens,...

Obama attempts to control global coal-burning plants

Alex Pierson November 27, 2013

President Obama is at it once again,  he is trying to control the coal-burning plants globally.  His goal is to reduce carbon emissions from these factories. It is a bad idea for Obama and the Environmental...

Illegal immigrants should be able to obtain driver’s license

Quentin Ikuta November 7, 2013

Honking, speeding, stop and go traffic, pedestrians and never ending dangers make driving in California dangerous. Now there is a whole new group of dangerous, foreign, uninsured drivers on the road. Illegal...

New proposed Stillwater hotel requires taxpayer’s money

Chase Lau November 5, 2013

Stillwater Minnesota is in the midst of a great deal of change. With the construction of the new interstate and Wisconsin bridge, our town will be a very different place in just a few, short years.   However,...

Iranian president creating a positive future for his country

Ryan Longnecker November 3, 2013

On Aug. 3 of this year, after winning the popular election in Iran, Hassan Rouhani assumed the role of the president. After 8 years under the poor leadership of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran...

Philippines in need of US support against China

Alex Eder November 1, 2013

In recent years, China has claimed more and more of the South China Sea for itself, at the expense of Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. The United States should assist the Philippines...

By Christy Prust
Now hiring sign hangs near the side of the road, though the pay may not be perfect adolescents are getting desperate for jobs in the Stillwater area.

Dayton wages war on wages

Nick Wicker October 30, 2013

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has, in recent months, made it his goal to push for legislation increasing the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2015. There are currently two bills in consideration...

Navy Yard shooting raises tensions between pro-Second Amendment and anti-gun advocates

Ross Stickler October 22, 2013

The Navy Yard shooting was a horrific incident that has many people wanting stricter gun laws.  Liberals want to go as extreme as banning firearms all together, while pro Second Amendment advocate following...

Obamacare high cost to all citizens

Alex Magler October 21, 2013

The Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama would help the citizens in need of healthcare, but Americans should not have to use their own money to pay for other citizens' insurance plans. Obamacare...

Ted Cruz’s speech goes beyond necessary means

Anna Kaul October 16, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas stood before the Senate and spoke for 21 hours on the need to defund Obamacare on Sept. 24. With a potential government shutdown looming, his speech was unsympathetic to the...

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

July 20, 2013

Obesity has become more prevalent in America over the past few decades than ever before. Although the culprits are plentiful, ranging from lack of exercise to the multitudes of fast food consumed each...

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