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Updated Apr 25, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Dear Fellow Steuben County residents:As you may have heard, the Steuben County Legislature passed a resolution to change the current 12-year term limit of elected legislators to 16 years. They have scheduled a public hearing on the issue for Monday, April 27 at the legislative chambers in Bath at 10 a.m.As you may recall, the voters of Steuben County passed Local Law #12 on Nov. 8, 1994 establishing the terms of legislators to 12 consecutive years. The vote was almost two to...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 10:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Give credit to Republicans in Congress. They've discovered, belatedly, that income inequality is a problem, and they're no longer proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Now they are proposing to give tax breaks to...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 1:26 PM

American influence has long been pervasive in the Middle East, and when problems emerged, Washington saw itself as the region’s fireman. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in the early 1990s, the U.S. led a coalition to drive him out in...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, “if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition,...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM

One reason Frau and A-E navigated north from Dixie was to enjoy “distinct four seasons,” as the Greater Jasper Chamber of Commerce promotional brochure promised. But not all within a single week. Temperatures in the high 60s were...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 10:03 AM

There is nothing more tragic than shallow analysis.I saw a report in a journalism publication this week that hailed the end of Facebook. That it will be the butt of jokes like MySpace soon. Google Plus is dying, and so will Facebook.

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