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The printed newspaper is doomed

September
17
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE PRINTED NEWSPAPER is doomed. It's a sad thing to report, but there's no longer any question of if, only when. Soon the term "newspaper" will refer only to online news outlets,...

Bridge clunkety clunks a disappointment

September
16
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT’S A DISAPPOINTMENT. The Overlanders Bridge ka-kunks — or clunkety clunks, if you prefer — are still there. After months of being patient, Kamloops commuters took to the bridge...

Economy is main issue, for better or worse

September
15
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. GOOD NEWS has been scarce for Stephen Harper in this election but he finally got some in time to start a new week of campaigning. At the start of his day in Kamloops on Monday, he was able to...

Staying away from forum didn't work

September
14
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. STAYING AWAY from all-candidates election forums is seen as good strategy by some political advisors. If the forum looks like it’s going to attract an unfriendly crowd, or if there’s a...

It's not a choice between jets and refugees

September
12
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHY IS IT we always have to think in terms of either/or? Are we not, as a nation, capable of doing two things at once? The Syrian refugee crisis has, in large measure, divided people into two...

A good day to be thankful to Americans

September
11
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT WAS APPROPRIATE, on the eve of the anniversary of 9-11, that a beautiful big rainbow appeared over Ground Zero. It isn’t the first time it’s happened — rainbows there have...

Long live the Queen, and the Monarchy

September
10
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. QUEEN ELIZABETH II reached another milestone Wednesday — she is now the longest reigning monarch in history. For more than 23,000 days, she has been the Queen of England and the British...

Peegate not the first time a party has had to bounce a candidate for being embarrassing

September
9
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. TIMING, they say, is everything, and that’s especially true in politics. The federal Conservatives, once seemingly invincible under the leadership of Stephen Harper, are suddenly third in the...

Anyone having fun on the hustings yet?

September
8
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. POLITICS is like anything else — if you aren’t having fun doing it, you should think about another line of work or at least changing the way you’re doing it now. With the passing...

Harper needs to take action on Syria crisis

September
7
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WITH THE SYRIAN refugee crisis dominating the federal election campaign over the past several days, everybody seems to want to do something about it except Stephen Harper. He doesn’t see it...