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Lushootseed spoken here

Kindergartners learn a revived language

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

The same language

Volunteer practices English with people from other countries

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK—It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

Date: 08/29/2015 | Nation & World

What’s hidden behind words that obscure?

I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean. When I hear a politician promise "transparency," he or she most likely means it as much as...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Phrase ‘feeding at public trough’ unfair to most in public service

I enjoyed and appreciated reading Jerry Cornfield's July 9 column regarding acting State Auditor Jan Jutte. I agree with the main point of his article that the state Auditor's Office has apparently functioned well...

Date: 07/11/2015 | Commentary

‘Can’t speak English’ a disablity in Puerto Rico?

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Puerto Rico's residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors.The Social Security Administration's inspector general questioned the policy this month...

Date: 04/11/2015 | Nation & World

Latin motto sparks immigration debate

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont student's proposal for a state motto in Latin drew a burst of Internet fire from people who apparently confused the Romans' language with Latin America, but the teenager is taking it in stride.Sen. Joe Benning, a Caledonia County Republican,...

Date: 02/06/2015 | Nation & World

Mexican killed by police in Oregon didn’t understand English commands

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three McMinnville police officers faced off with Juventino Bermudez-Arenas as he held the large blade he’d just used to kill a 20-year-old Linfield College student.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest

Foul language has dragged politics down the crapper

"The report is full of crap."Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency.The line might have been funny, if Cheney were the funny sort,...

Date: 12/14/2014 | Opinion Columnists

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