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September 1, 2014

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We should learn from that day of terror

Today marks the 10th anniversary of an act of unspeakable horror.

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Monday 09/01/2014
Celebrate hard workers, fair bosses
Posted: September 01, 2014

All of us have worked for someone who has caused us to bite our tongue as he walked by barking another order to do something faster or over one more time. Some of us quit but many of us bit our tongues and kept working day after day. We had to feed ourselves, pay tuition and care for our children.

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Labor Day takes an ironic twist
Posted: September 01, 2014

At first, there were only a few of them. They marched from city hall, past Union Square all the way up to Wendel’s Elm Park on 92nd Street and Ninth Avenue in New York City. It was the first Tuesday in September 1882.

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Sunday 08/31/2014
Join us in celebrating Labor Day
Posted: August 31, 2014

As a substation electrician, proud member of IBEW Local 66, and secretary-treasurer of the Galveston County AFL-CIO, I am always glad to celebrate Labor Day.

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Stay hydrated for optimal performance
Posted: August 31, 2014

The grueling days of August are upon us. Fall sports are in full swing. Cross country runners up at the break of dawn for training, volleyball beginning competitions and of course the big daddy- Texas football preseason/two-a-days. Prevention of heat illnesses is top on the priority list. Every athlete competing should be conditioning their bodies for success. Acclimatization is the process of the body becoming accustomed to heat and exercising in the heat. This typically occurs over a four-day span.

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Balance right to bear arms, protection
Posted: August 31, 2014

Constitutional law is defined by balancing a series of guaranteed rights. Concerning guns, we must uphold citizens’ right to bear arms as written in the federal and Texas constitutions with the need to protect society from violence.

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Proud to have NRA’s highest rating
Posted: August 31, 2014

Any sensible discussion about guns and public policy must begin with an examination of the Second Amendment, which guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

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Saturday 08/30/2014
Newspapers are still here and still making money
Posted: August 30, 2014

The sky is always falling, and newspapers are always dying. For more than a decade, that has been a common and constant refrain. While working at washingtonpost.com, the Guardian US, and now the Newspaper Association of America, I have been asked frequently about the state of the industry as people search for the worst.

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Friday 08/29/2014
The chief is gone, now let’s move on
Posted: August 29, 2014

Regarding the editorial “The Hitchcock police chief is gone, an explanation is missing” (The Daily News, Aug. 20): Heber Taylor and The Galveston Daily News attorneys know that an employee has the right and choice to have his or her job performance discussed during the open session portion of the meeting.

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