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Teen: Casino won’t help in the long term

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
*Teen: Casino won’t help in the long term
*Conference points to optimism for youths
*Kids need to learn to write in cursive style
*Why are gas prices in NY state still so high?

George Will: States are gearing up to take back control from the feds

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY — Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s most tenacious tormentors.

Add resources to battle growing heroin problem

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Go onto The Gazette's website and search for the word, “heroin.” You'd be shocked at the number of times it appears in articles.

Today, educating involves more than the 3Rs

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Life is simple. Life is complicated. With which of these sentences do you best identify? Your answer probably influences your view on the Shenendehowa School District’s recent Board of Education-stated policy on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms.
Why the CIA torture is wrong

Why the CIA torture is wrong

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
So why didn’t the German prison guards brutalize my father and his fellow prisoners?

Time to take a snow day and remember the good times

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
It is possible to drown in nostalgia, but it can be a pleasant wallow, all told.

Editorial: Looking out for our own safety doesn't weaken America

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Sony, theaters took legitimate precautions to prevent massacre

Revealing torture will be helpful to enemies

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
*Revealing torture will be helpful to enemies
*Maplewood residents deserve better care
*If you want change, you must take action
*GE radar helped stop sinking of WWII ships
*Taxpayers need more info on PILOT impact

Jill Lawrence: Time for Hillary and Jeb to declare their independence

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
If you need proof that upward mobility in America is increasingly elusive, consider the prospect of a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush presidential race.

Editorial: Lake George wins with Wick back

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Beleaguered Lake George Park Commission director has had a positive impact on lake

Schenectady worker restored faith in city

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
*Schenectady worker restored faith in city
*CIA’s torture must not go unpunished
*GOP not interested in moving us forward

Joe Conason: Failed Cuba policy overdue for change

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Listen carefully to the Republican leaders and presidential hopefuls roaring with outrage over President Barack Obama’s courageous decision to normalize relations with Cuba; listen very carefully, because no matter how long or how closely you listen to them, there is one thing you will surely never hear.

Editorial: Spa Council too quick to eliminate fee

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Board should have waited until comptroller finished investigation

Repeal Obamacare, which is based on lies

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
*Repeal Obamacare, which is based on lies
*Investment in Duck Stamp worth money
*Need a day to honor people who volunteer
*Violent protesters are nothing but criminals

David Sirota: Charter schools taking education back to segregation days

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Charter schools are often promoted as a tool to address educational inequities, but a potential precedent-setting legal case launched earlier this month says the opposite.

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