redwoodfallsgazette.com http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section redwoodfallsgazette.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:17:52 +0000 JOSHUA'S COLUMN —The value of a good archenemy http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339915/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:08:45 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339915/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: The knock on truth-in-sentencing http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329701/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329701/-1/Columns A byproduct of the violence was a new sentencing strategy known as truth-in-sentencing. The laws were enacted as a means to insure that offenders served time in prison consistent with the sentence imposed. The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance [...]]]> TROY'S COLUMN — More than whistling while you work http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329591/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329591/-1/Columns Kent Bush: How important is a team name? http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329609/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:04:02 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329609/-1/Columns I find myself more concerned about why people do things instead of merely what they do.
It has taken a decade, but Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder finally decided to get to the root of his team's racist controversy. It took a lot of protests and proposed legislation to get Snyder to dive deep into what his team means in general and specifically to the Native Americans who are often offended by the team's mascot.
Many Native [...]]]>
JOSHUA'S COLUMN — The turmoil of tator tot hotdish http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329798/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329798/-1/Columns Charita Goshay: Fred Phelps leaves sorry legacy of hurt, hatred http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329746/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:48:51 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329746/-1/Columns Phelps' theology was so perverted and vitriolic that he convinced himself and his members that such deaths were a direct result of [...]]]> Matthew T. Mangino: Army ill-suited to pursue sex-assault prosecutions http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329987/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329987/-1/Columns The trial may end, but the controversy will continue. While he denied the assault, Sinclair admitted to having a long-standing affair with a soldier under his command, [...]]]> Kent Bush: Easy to take technology for granted http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140320/NEWS/140329959/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:38:42 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140320/NEWS/140329959/-1/Columns If I talk on the phone for 90 minutes in a week, it is a bad week.
That call made me wonder whether Obama took the call on his trusted BlackBerry or if he was tethered to an office phone. (Yes I consider being caught on the phone to be on par with [...]]]>
Michelle Teheux: Could a bagel land you in prison? http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140319/NEWS/140319530/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:22:16 +0000 By Michelle Teheux More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140319/NEWS/140319530/-1/Columns I'm also concerned about the gin and tonics I like to drink on my deck during hot weather.
I am also considering throwing out the tube of hemp-seed hand lotion, no matter how great a job it does on my dry skin.
You see, I don't want to go to prison for any of these things.
If you don't use any illegal drugs you'd think you wouldn't need to worry about any of this, but maybe you do.
We all know that if we are involved in a fatal collision [...]]]>
Mark L. Hopkins: Change revisited http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319650/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:29:38 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319650/-1/Columns So what has changed? In truth, not much that Obama has had a lot to do with. Gridlock in Congress has kept his agenda for change on the back burner. We are undergoing change in a major way in our country, but most of what is occurring does not find its source in the politics of [...]]]> JOSHUA'S COLUMN — When dogs get overwhelmed http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319651/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:28:13 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319651/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: Demystifying the language of law http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319829/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:50:01 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319829/-1/Columns However, Scalia is the same guy who wrote in his dissent of the decision striking [...]]]> Charita Goshay: Future America won’t look like yours http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319792/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:11:40 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319792/-1/Columns Recent studies present us with a glimpse of a future America we couldn't have envisioned even 25 years ago.
The research shows that we're getting older, browner, less religious yet more religiously diverse, and more likely to be from somewhere else.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 40 million people — more than 10 percent of the U.S. population — [...]]]>
Kent Bush: GOP's issues deep and numerous http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319910/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:53:54 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319910/-1/Columns A fight is brewing, and the control of the Republican Party is at stake. That fight would headline any pay-per-view event but with a wide-open 2016 presidential election on the horizon, the stakes are a lot higher.
The tea party is credited for the 2010 mid-term elections that gave the Republicans control of the House of Representatives.
Actually, the tea party was just a name given to a very common occurrence. Backlash against the president's party in mid-term [...]]]>
JOSHUA'S COLUMN — Words you didn't know were there http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319985/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:18:30 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319985/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: Supreme Court weakens Fourth Amendment http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309805/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309805/-1/Columns American courts have long acknowledged that the occupant of a home has a reasonable expectation of privacy within the walls of that home and, at times, even directly outside those walls.
Absent [...]]]>
TROY'S COLUMN — Spread the word to use it correctly http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309800/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Troy Krause, Editor http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309800/-1/Columns Mark L. Hopkins: Can the government define marriage? http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309944/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:05:15 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309944/-1/Columns JOSHUA'S COLUMN — Glass and mixed blessings http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309971/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:57:52 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309971/-1/Columns TROY'S COLUMN — Feeling welcome in the Lions' den http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140301/NEWS/140229601/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Troy Krause, Editor http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20140301/NEWS/140229601/-1/Columns