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Past generations of Americans defied the odds to achieve the right to participate in the political process — overcoming menacing threats of violence, arrest, and coercion, all to earn the right to vote. As United States citizens, we pride ourselves on living in a country that has become the standard-bearer of democratic values worldwide. But a troubling pattern has taken hold, threatening this distinction for generations to come.
What do Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have in common? Besides the fact that they are both splendid, waterfront communities, probably not much. Except this: Seventy-five years ago this week, these towns were the first public release points for one of the greatest films ever. “The Wizard of Oz.”
Service Branch: United States Marine Corp
Where and When Served: 2000-2009 in Iraq
A Dobson High School graduate, Chitwood served a six-month stint in Iraq and became a company training officer for soldiers going to the Middle East. He was stationed in Kansas City, Virginia, Washington, California and South Korea.
WASHINGTON — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
Ernest Hemingway lived, drank, fished and wrote in many locales around the country and the world. One of his most celebrated haunts is Key West, Florida, where the late writer's birthday is marked each July with a Hemingway look-alike contest and other festivities, some held at one of his favorite bars. But fans following the Hemingway trail will also find museums, homes and other places connected to him in Illinois, Idaho, Arkansas and Cuba. Here's a list.
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, Johnnae Morris, 16, a team manager for the Blue Springs High School football team, relaxes while texting in the press box at the end of practice at the school in Blue Springs, Mo. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday, June 12, 2014, found a surge in number of kids who spent three or more hours on an average school day on screened electronics other than TV. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Allison Long, File)
FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file photo, bottles of Boulevard Wheat Beer head toward packaging at the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo. In a rule change, announced in June by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, federal officials have simplified parts of the approval process for bringing new beers to market. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"
It is everyone’s worst traveling nightmare, played out at an airport gate.
NEW YORK — Times Square is a lot of things — a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. One thing it has never seemed to be is a place to go for food.
NEW YORK — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
An Allegiant Airlines flight was evacuated Monday afternoon after the pilot reported a chemical smell in the cockpit, according to an Federal Aviation Administration official.
WASHINGTON — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
Marcia Kennedy has been named a financial representative for COUNTRY Financial.
Sunday, April 20
Tempe police are investigating after a body was found in a motel room Saturday.
Another Arizona State University student has died a tragic death in Tempe.
Larry Curley's world changed forever this past Saturday.
A young woman who died after falling from a Tempe apartment balcony early Sunday was a student at Arizona State University.
Police say an 18-year-old has died after falling from the 10th floor of a residential building in Tempe Sunday morning.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require would-be Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register.
When a 2011 storm destroyed their black shingle roof, Carol and Ray Knoff of Vinton, Iowa, opted to replace it with a roof in vintage Victorian colors: a clay-like red and gray.
Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith wants opening day to the major league season recognized as a national holiday. He, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales, took to the streets of Chandler on Wednesday to help get out his message.
Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!