August 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinion

Merging the skies

We can understand the rationale of the federal government and six states seeking to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways because of fears that it would reduce competition and thus drive up prices. More...

Commentary

College: A debt we owe our youth

GUEST COLUMN

U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd Sr., detested debt so much that he forced the federal government to cut its budget more than anyone thought possible. His hatred of debt was passionate and personal. More...

Obituaries

Robert Joseph Hasenfus

GEORGETOWN — Robert Hasenfus, 82, died peacefully at his home in Georgetown on August 17, 2013.  More...

Maine

Maine RNC member, 6 state committee members resign

AUGUSTA   A Maine Republican National Committee member and six state committee members have resigned and left the GOP, a sign of continued tensions within the party as it attempts to unify ahead of the 2014 elections.  More...

Nation/World

Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA   Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday.  As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an More...